Estefanía Fadul (she/her) was born in Colombia, grew up in New Hampshire, and happily calls NYC home.
Her work is focused on community building and amplifying stories of those traditionally under- or misrepresented in our cultural narratives. As a theater director, she collaborates with writers to develop new plays and musicals focusing on women+, Latinx folks, and other people of color. Some of her collaborations include Carla's Quince, an immersive virtual experience to mobilize Latinx voters created with The Voting Project, Zoom Intervention by Noelle Viñas (Weston Playhouse, NYTimes Critics' Pick), Christina Quintana's Azul (Southern Rep) and Scissoring (INTAR, off-Broadway), 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).
She has also developed new work with writers off-Broadway and regionally at the Public Theater, Playwrights' Realm, Repertorio Español, Long Wharf, The Drama League, Artists Repertory Theatre, LPAC, and Hi-Arts, among others. She has guest directed at universities and training programs including Juilliard, NYU, SUNY Purchase, Queens College, the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and the Atlantic Conservatory.
Estefanía is the 2020 inaugural recipient of New York Stage and Film's Pfaelzer Award, is an alumna of the Leadership Institute and Advocacy Leadership Institute at NALAC, the Clubbed Thumb Directing Fellowship, 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, and the Van Lier Fellowship at Repertorio Español. She is a co-leader of the New Georges Jam and a member of the Drama League Directors Council, the Latinx Theatre Commons advisory committee, the Center for Performance and Civic Practice, and the Lincoln Center Theatre Directors Lab.
Estefanía holds a B.A. in Drama and French from Vassar College, and is a member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers. To find out more about Estefanía's theatre and film work, click here.