Paige Esterly

Paige Esterly

Paige Esterly is an NYC based playwright, producer, and director. A grad of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Dramatic Writing, Paige’s work has previously been performed at Theater for the New City (NYC), The Space at Irondale (NYC), SERIALS @ The Fled (NYC), The Tank (NYC), Murmation Theater Co. (NYC), TheatreWorks (Mountain View, CA), American Lore Theater (NYC), The Little Theatre...
Paige Esterly is an NYC based playwright, producer, and director. A grad of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Dramatic Writing, Paige’s work has previously been performed at Theater for the New City (NYC), The Space at Irondale (NYC), SERIALS @ The Fled (NYC), The Tank (NYC), Murmation Theater Co. (NYC), TheatreWorks (Mountain View, CA), American Lore Theater (NYC), The Little Theatre of Alexandria (Alexandria, VA), Equity Library Theater (NYC), the NVTA One Act Play Festival (Falls Church, VA), and the Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing (NYC). She is the creator and producer of Fucked-Up Play Fest, a recurring theatrical festival showcasing new work by local playwrights, performed as a drinking game for the audience! Member of The Road Theater's Under Construction 5 Playwriting Group. You can reach her at paige.esterlyy@gmail.com. Instagram: @poutywriter

Plays

  • The Great Lesbian Love of Eve Adams
    The true story of Eve Adams, lesbian publisher and speakeasy proprietor in 1920's New York.
  • The Torso
    When talented 20-something Danica moves to New York City to pursue a career as a musician, she assumes things will go off without a hitch. However, on top of her best friend Mary's sudden turn towards all things mature, including such adult activities as grocery shopping, trips to the dentist, and entire afternoons spent not stoned out of her mind, Danica's own overwhelming unemployment and lingering...
    When talented 20-something Danica moves to New York City to pursue a career as a musician, she assumes things will go off without a hitch. However, on top of her best friend Mary's sudden turn towards all things mature, including such adult activities as grocery shopping, trips to the dentist, and entire afternoons spent not stoned out of her mind, Danica's own overwhelming unemployment and lingering teenage bad habits take a toll. Soon, she begins finding mannequin body parts inexplicably hidden around her new apartment. Unsure if these sinister gifts are the work of a stalker or her own slowly slipping mind, she keeps the secret to herself and does her best to slog onward. As her dread mounts and Danica slowly begins to unravel, her friends become increasingly concerned until things come to a head-- literally.
  • Val & Archie Seize the Day!
    Twenty-somethings Val and Archie are just trying to make it in sunny, sprawling L.A.-- not that they’re even quite sure what that entails. Things get more complicated when the pair realize that perhaps their “it” includes one another, perhaps as something more than friends...and then even more complicated as Val’s past lovers begin turning up dead in a string of sudden and gruesome accidents. Convinced that...
    Twenty-somethings Val and Archie are just trying to make it in sunny, sprawling L.A.-- not that they’re even quite sure what that entails. Things get more complicated when the pair realize that perhaps their “it” includes one another, perhaps as something more than friends...and then even more complicated as Val’s past lovers begin turning up dead in a string of sudden and gruesome accidents. Convinced that Archie is next, the two must confront not only the universal inevitability of death but also the much scarier question: what the hell are they going to do with themselves until it comes?
  • Whittier, Alaska
    In Whittier, Alaska tour guide Erin spends the long winter drinking in the towns one bar with the other handful of year-round residents, biding her time until tourist season rolls around again. There she meets Tracy, a newlywed from the big city (Anchorage, that is) on a spontaneous detour with her new husband-- or is she? As the first storm of the season rolls in, Erin takes Tracy on a tour of her little town...
    In Whittier, Alaska tour guide Erin spends the long winter drinking in the towns one bar with the other handful of year-round residents, biding her time until tourist season rolls around again. There she meets Tracy, a newlywed from the big city (Anchorage, that is) on a spontaneous detour with her new husband-- or is she? As the first storm of the season rolls in, Erin takes Tracy on a tour of her little town and its eccentric residents, both living...and otherwise.
  • A Play In Which I Use Forty-Five Scenes to Get Absolutely Nowhere
    A play about me, my roommate, and a women named Lauren.
  • The Tragic Story of the Second-Most Beautiful Woman in the World
    The Second-Most Beautiful Woman in the World confronts the trials of modern dating.
  • A Good Victorian Woman
    Respectable Lucy gets a lesson in letter-writing from a visitor from the future.
  • The Origin of Love
    Stuck at home on a Friday night, Penny and Beth take the opportunity to explore the nuances of Plato's Symposium.
  • Eve & Adam
    Cast out of Eden, Eve begins to wonder if being the biblical first woman is all it's talked up to be in this 10 minute play.