Hester is an international theatre maker, facilitator and producer with a passion for play, community, collaboration and intercultural dialogue. She creates socially engaged performances with an emphasis on visual, physical storytelling and immersive environments. Working in diverse communities, cultures and environments continue to inspire her. She frequently works in China,  Malaysia, France and the UK, and has also previously worked in Indonesia, Hong Kong, Italy, India and Canada. 

Hester trained at Goldsmiths, University of London where she focused on Theatre Making, Applied Theatre and Post-Colonial Theatre. She is currently training with master clown teachers at Ecole Philippe Gaulier, France.  She is an Associate Artist, Trainer, and Assistant Producer with the world-renowned David Glass Ensemble and Associate of Omnibus Theatre.

She is a co-founder of Wayang Kitchen; a new company creating culinary theatre experiences in Malaysia.

In Paris, she is a core member of The Lost Cabaret team- a night of big ideas, experimentation and alternative acts, from the risky to the utterly absurd.


Photo by Sophie Stevens

© 2017 by Hester Welch

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