Hester Chillingworth

Hester Chillingworth (pronouns: they/them) creates work which is playful and interventionist; work that elevates the everyday, while remaining accessible. Often playing with language, simplicity, interpretation and mischief, Hester’s practice sits at a crossroads of live art and theatre. Hester is a Royal Court Jerwood New Playwright 2020 and previously co-curated Queer Upstairs and created Caretaker. Recent projects include That Night Follows Day for Forced Entertainment at the Southbank Centre (as co-director with Tim Etchells) and the world premiere of Trainers: or The Brutal Unpleasant Atmosphere of this Most Disagreeable Season, by Sylvan Oswald, at the Gate Theatre (as director). Hester was founder and Artistic Director of experimental performance company GETINTHEBACKOFTHEVAN, whose work toured nationally and internationally.