Hester is an international theatre director, performer and facilitator based between Paris and London. 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).
Currently she is directing a two women devised adaptation of Romeo and Juliet (Roméoe et Juliette) in Paris. Previous works include; 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: 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.