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CLASS: Try Anyway - Creative Strategy for Perfectionists


Perfectionism can keep the best creative ideas as just that — ideas. It can keep us from starting a new script, convinced someone else would write it better. Or holding onto a finished solo show script, convinced we're not worthy to perform it onstage. 

Our inner critic may list every single way we'll fail. But it's up to us to try anyway.

Join award-winning writer/director/recovering perfectionist Claire Ayoub (Empire Waist, The GynoKid, Try Anyway Productions) for a 3-week deep dive into assessing your creative process and developing practical tools to reframe the way you approach yourself, your community, and the public/investors about your creative work.

In this intimate, 10-student class, you will enter a space powered by kindness, empathy, dreaming big, and making things happen. Students are encouraged to bring one creative project to class to apply their learnings to in real-time.

[Subscribe to hear about upcoming classes] 

Cost: $300 - 10 students max

Payment plans & financial aid are available.

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Questions? Email Claire at tryanywayproductions @ 

Private Sessions - Sundays

Can't commit to a 3-week class? Book a 1:1 session with Claire to work through your perfectionism and toward your creative goals.

$75/60 minutes
$100/90 minutes

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Empire Waist (Feature)


Writer and Director of EMPIRE WAIST, a heartfelt dramedy about teens learning to love their bodies through fashion design. Developed through 17 live readings and talkbacks across the country, the film was the #1 Comedy on The Black List and Finalist for the PAGE Awards. Produced with Claire's own Try Anyway Productions, Wayfarer Studios, P&G Studios, and American High, the film will be released worldwide in 2024 with Blue Fox Entertainment. The film recently won Best Empowerment Film and Best Social Impact Film at the 2024 Sedona International Film Festival.

Empire Waist Confidence Curriculum

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The Empire Waist Confidence Curriculum is a companion piece to the feature film that Claire, her creative partner Crystal Collins, and a team of education experts designed to support and educate tweens, teens, and adults on their own self-confidence journeys. Made in partnership with P&G and Gillette Venus, the free curriculum includes 7 videos and 15 written activities featuring stories from the film's actors and tools from vetted healthcare providers, all hosted by writer/director Claire Ayoub. 

The GynoKid (Solo Show & Education Series)


The GynoKid is Claire Ayoub's award-winning solo show about growing up as the child of small-town gynecologists. (Yeah, just as bonkers as it sounds.) A love letter to her parents, the show is hilarious, cringeworthy, and empowering — encouraging audiences to learn everything they can about their bodies and health. Claire's run at FRIGID New York included a series of post-show talkbacks with NY-based healthcare providers on topics such as gender-affirming care, puberty, endometriosis, egg-freezing, menopause, and HPV. 

Open Wide (TV Pilot)

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OPEN WIDE is Claire's TV pilot version of The GynoKid. Inspired by the true story of Claire's mother taking over the abysmal health program at her children's middle school (to their absolute horror), the show encourages families to laugh and learn about their bodies—and doubles as a vetted health education curriculum. Finalist for the 2023 PAGE Awards and Yes, And Laughter Lab.

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