Clare Mulligan

Clare Mulligan is a conference coordinator who really thought her job would take her to Las Vegas more than it does.

She has more than five years of experience in the event planning field and has brought dozens of conferences, galas, silent auctions, and panels to life. Clare loves brainstorming communication strategies and creating unique programming. She has a master’s degree in Public Relations & Corporate Communication from Georgetown University and a bachelor’s degree in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (with a minor in Economics) from Washington University in St. Louis.

Clare joined the WIT community in 2015 as a student and became a performer with The October Issue (now Hellcat) in 2016. Clare is a DC native who has loved attending WIT shows since she was a teenager and she thinks DC needs more of the special weirdness that WIT brings to the community. She is passionate about reproductive justice, LGBTQ rights, and ending systemic violence against women and girls. Outside of work and improv, Clare dedicates herself to her cat Donut, to her book review Instagram account, and to maximizing her ROI on her AMC A-List subscription.

Clare is a DC native—yes, DC proper, and don't you forget it—and she has been improvising since 2011.

Clare is currently a member of WIT ensemble Hellcat, which is a continuation of the Special Project The October Issue. She co-directed WIT special project Not a Pyramid Scheme and currently performs with Out Loud. She has also performed as part of In Lieu of Flowers, Who Did It?, and The Feminine Experience
Her festival performance experience includes the Del Close Marathon in New York City, the Women in Comedy Festival in Boston, XFEST in Baltimore, the North Carolina Comedy Festival in Greensboro, the District Improv Festival in DC, and the Pandamonium Improv Festival at Washington University in St. Louis. She once performed during a Second City show and didn’t do anything memorable.

Clare has previously performed with Mama’s Pot Roast at Washington University and has workshopped with Second City, the Annoyance Theater, and the Reduced Shakespeare Company. One time, she saw Beck Bennett, Kyle Mooney, and Taran Killam on the New York City Subway but she was too embarrassed to ask for a picture. She still regrets not asking. In her spare time, Clare impersonates Guy Fieri.

Current Ensembles
Favorite Historical Figure
Freddie Mercury
Personal Motto
You could be the king but watch the queen conquer.