Estefanía Fadul is a Colombian-born, New Hampshire-raised, New York City-based director and producer. She loves working on new plays, musicals, and re-examined classics. Her work aims to connect diverse communities through inventive, visceral, and socially-conscious storytelling.
Estefanía's current projects include the world premieres of The Garbologists by Lindsay Joelle (Philadelphia Theatre Company) and Eva Luna adapted by Caridad Svich from the novel by Isabel Allende (Repertorio Español). Recent directing work includes the Drama League Award-nominated Carla's Quince (an immersive virtual experience to mobilize Latinx voters created with The Voting Project), Kamloopa by Kim Senklip Harvey (WAM), Zoom Intervention by Noelle Viñas (Weston Playhouse, NYTimes Critics' Pick), the world premieres of Christina Quintana's Azul (Southern Rep) and Scissoring (INTAR), Stefan Ivanov's The Same Day (Sfumato Theatre, Bulgaria), James Anthony Tyler's Pranayama (Juilliard), the pop-punk musical Agent 355 by Preston Max Allen and Jessica Kahkoska (Chautauqua/NYSAF/Musical Theatre Factory), and the Spanish-language musical Óye Oyá by Rebecca Martínez and Rodolfo Ortega (Milagro).
Estefanía has developed new work off-Broadway and regionally at the Public Theater, Playwrights' Realm, Latinx Playwrights Circle, Repertorio Español, Long Wharf, The Drama League, Artists Repertory Theatre, LPAC, Hi-Arts, and Fresh Ground Pepper, among others. She has guest directed at universities and training programs including Juilliard, NYU, Princeton, SUNY Purchase, and the Atlantic Conservatory.
Estefanía was the 2020 inaugural recipient of New York Stage and Film's Pfaelzer Award, and is an alumna of the Clubbed Thumb Directing Fellowship, the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center/NNPN’s National Directors Fellowship, the Foeller Fellowship at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, the Drama League Directors Project’s Fall Fellowship and TV Directing Fellowship, the Civilians' R&D Group, and the Van Lier Fellowship at Repertorio Español. She is an artist with the Center for Performance and Civic Practice and a member of the New Georges Jam, The Latinx Theatre Commons advisory committee, and the Lincoln Center Theatre Directors Lab.
Estefanía worked as assistant director to Rachel Chavkin (Classic Stage Company), Rebecca Taichman (Williamstown), Ed Iskandar (The Flea), Jo Bonney (MCC), Elise Thoron (Public Theater), Sheryl Kaller (NYSAF), Tracy Young (Oregon Shakespeare Festival), Michael Barakiva (Upstart Creatures), and Brendon Fox (PlayMakers). She was also the assistant producer for Soho Rep.'s first all-ages site-specific production, Washeteria (NYTimes Critics' Pick), and the producer for Louisa Thompson and Flako Jimenez' young audiences' piece WORKSHOP! at the New Victory LabWorks.
Estefanía holds a B.A. in Drama and French from Vassar College, where she co-founded the women's collective Idlewild Theater Ensemble, and was awarded a Kazan Memorial Prize for her thesis production of A Streetcar Named Desire. Estefanía also holds a certificate in filmmaking from the Prague Film School, and her original short film BEAUTY MARK was accepted into the 2011 Cannes Film Festival's Short Film Corner.
Member of SDC.