esther joy mackay

Founder and Artistic Director of The UnDisposables, Esther is available to hire as a freelance playwright, producer and performer, offering bespoke and flexible rates.

A bit about me

I've worked with a wide variety of arts institutions across the UK, from Shakespeare's Globe Theatre on London's Bankside to performing at Edinburgh Fringe Festival and, most recently, working closely with the Space Theatre on the Isle of Dogs as one of their Associate Companies. Now, 8 years into my career in the arts, I am proud to have made so many invaluable connections with industry professionals and venues.

I strive to be hands-on in creating positive change in the industry, and take great pleasure in creating the types of work which the arts is currently lacking. Above all, I enjoy working with people as ferociously determined and passionate as I am.

​My top interests are:

Dark & twisted thrillers

Experimental form & technology in theatre

Feminist adaptations


Tongue-in-cheek comedy

"Esther is a one-woman producing powerhouse. She’s a gift to any director who works with her and seems to find more hours in the day than the rest of us. Her deep understanding of all aspects of theatre mean she not only understands the importance of a well-produced play but has the creative vision to go above and beyond and get shit done. Her can-do attitude and ambition has pushed me to go further in projects than I would have done and they have all been the better for having Esther involved. Trustworthy, unflappable and brilliant. I hope to work with her for the rest of my career."

Sarah Fox, Director


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