Hester is an international theatre director, performer, facilitator and producer based between London, Paris and Kuala Lumpur. Her work focuses on community and play through collaborative, devised theatre. She holds a BA(hons) in Drama and Theatre Arts from Goldsmiths, University of London. Here her training focused on Theatre Making, Applied Theatre and Post-Colonial Theatre. Currently she is training at École Philippe Gaulier in in Le Jeu, mask, bouffon, Shakespeare/Chekhov, melodrama and clown.


She is an Associate Artist at Omnibus Theatre in London, and with the world renowned David Glass Ensemble with whom she has been Assistant Director on multiple performances across Europe and Asia (A DEvine Comedy, The Brides, Mortgage and City Of Darkness). Hester is also an Assistant Prodcuer with David Glass Ensemble and produces her own work as an independent artist.


Currently she is directing a two women devised adaptation of Romeo and Juliet (Roméoe et Juliette) in Paris  and an immersive culinary experience, 'The Langkawi Show', in Malaysia. Previous works include; The PENdemic Is Mightier Than The Sword (KL City Walk, Malaysia), The Food Play (What About Kuching Festival/Now Theatre, Malaysia & Poplar Union, UK),The Forest (Marphy’s PlayHouse, China), PEEP (LeeFest & The Stretch, UK) Colour and The Dream (Omnibus Theatre, UK).


Performing credits include: Murder At The Masquerade (Copper, KL, Malaysia) What do we leave behind? (MAP Festival, Melaka, Malaysia & Paris, France), Seeds of Plastic (SACPA, Pelem, Indonesia), The Food Play (Poplar Union, London UK), The Dream (Omnibus Theatre, London, UK).


As a facilitator she has led workshops and arts projects with a diverse range of people including teachers, the elderly, homeless, unemployed, early years children, young people and those with special needs. She has taught across China, Malaysia, India, Canada, Italy and the UK, promoting Drama Education, Devised Theatre and Creative Teacher Training.

© 2017 by Hester Welch

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