esther joy mackay

 

As a playwright, I have a keen passion for feminist adaptations, dark comedy and experimenting with technology in theatre. My debut full-length play, The Jailer’s Daughter (2019), received 5 stars from The Upcoming with it's interactive storytelling through use of audience voting pads.

I am currently working on adapting one of my short plays into a TV pilot, as well as working on the concepts for a trilogy of adaptations, all set within the same dystopian universe.

Having been on the selecting panel for Scratching the Servers since it launched in 2018 and also providing feedback for Scriptspace at the Space Theatre, I can also be available to read scripts and offer my thoughts and advice for other like-minded playwrights.

A Workplace Guide For Talking To Women

A Workplace Guide For Talking To Women

A tongue-in-cheek sketch for anyone who wants to better understand how to communicate with their female colleagues, to commemorate International Women's Day 2021

Keeping Afloat

Keeping Afloat

An online play about a father and daughter finding new ways to connect in lockdown. Top 8% of scripts for BBC writer's room InterConnected 2020 and performed as part of 'Scratching the Servers: Independence' on 4th July 2020

The Jailer's Daughter

The Jailer's Daughter

20th - 24th August 2019 at the Space Theatre A dark and twisted mash up of Shakespeare, Love Island and Black Mirror with interactive audience voting affecting the plot. 5 Stars received from The Upcoming "a masterstroke of contemporary theatre"

The Jailer's Daughter (work in progress)

The Jailer's Daughter (work in progress)

25th - 27th October 2018 A work in progress version of The Jailer's Daughter, performed as part of the New Voices festival of new writing

Baby on Board

Baby on Board

A short satire, debunking the taboo around miscarriages, performed as part of Scratching the Surface and Greenwood Scratch in 2018

DATES

DATES

A short reverse love story, performed as part of the UnDisposables Launch event in March 2018

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