ABOUT

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 recent directing work includes the world premieres of Christina Quintana's Azul (Southern Rep) and Scissoring (INTAR, off-Broadway), Stefan Ivanov's The Same Day (Sfumato Theatre, Bulgaria), James Anthony Tyler's Around 2 (KeenTeens), and the Spanish-language musical Óye Oyá by Rebecca Martínez and Rodolfo Ortega (Milagro). Other credits include Preston Max Allen and Jessica Kahkoska's musical Agent 355 (Musical Theatre Factory, upcoming Chautauqua Theatre Company), James Anthony Tyler's Pranayama (Juilliard), Nora Sørena Casey's The Nature Room (Columbia/Signature Theatre), Matthew Paul Olmos' asi van los fantasmas de méxico and Pedro Calderón de la Barca's El Laurel de Apolo (both at Repertorio Español).

Estefanía has developed new work off-Broadway and regionally at The Playwrights' Realm, The Drama League, Artists Repertory Theatre, LPAC, Hi-Arts, and Fresh Ground Pepper, among others. She has directed at universities and training programs including Juilliard, NYU, SUNY Purchase, and the Atlantic Conservatory.

Estefanía is a recipient of the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center/NNPN’s National Directors Fellowship (2017), the Foeller Fellowship at the Williamstown Theatre Festival (2017), the Drama League Directors Project’s Fall Fellowship (2015) and TV Directing Fellowship (2016), and the Van Lier Fellowship at Repertorio Español (2014-15). She is a member of the New Georges Jam and The Latinx Theatre Commons steering committee, and a former member of The Civilians’ R&D Group 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.