Plays Produced

Val & Archie Seize the Day!

Playwright, Producer, Designer

Secret Loft, NYC (2019)

Twentysomething Val must confront the vastness of life & love when her past lovers begin dropping dead in gruesome freak accidents.

Whittier, Alaska


American Lore Theater, NYC (reading) (2019)

Two women find connection (and maybe a ghost) in an isolated Alaskan town.

The Torso

Playwright, Producer, Designer

Theater for the New City NYC (2018)

An aspiring musician moves to New York to pursue her passion, but things turn sinister as strange objects begin turning up in her apartment.

"Eve & Adam"


Equity Library Theater (2018)

Cast out of Eden, the first man and woman grapple with the emotional complexities of their situation.

"No Comment"


The Little Theater of Alexandria, Alexandria, VA (2016)

NVTA One Act Festival, Falls Church, VA (2016)


A teacher accused of an inappropriate relationship with a student pleads his case.

"Mixed Nuts"


Theatreworks, Mountain View, CA (reading) (2013)


A young couple confronts the realities of sex and adulthood in a local CVS.

Other Experience

Writer, Editor, & Publisher, A Little Bit of Drama (2021)
Collected, edited, published, and marketed short zine of original plays, communicated with participating writers and designers, managed hard copy orders.

Creator & Producer, Fucked-Up Play Fest (2020-2022)
Created & marketed a new short play festival, facilitated communication between playwrights and actors, organized with venue owners and technicians.

Assistant to Adam Szymkowicz (2017-19)
Explored tonally, thematically, or theatrically similar plays, tracked Off-Off-Broadway and regional productions, upcoming submission opportunities, and contests across the country, pulled and anthologized audition monologues.

Publications Intern, The Dramatist (2016)
Read and archived old issues, roundtable transcriptions, and interviews, pulled features to be anthologized, brainstormed and proofread upcoming issues.

Awards and Honors

Quarterfinalist, ScreenCraft Stage Play Contest (2018): The Torso

Best Play, Equity Library Theatre’s Annual One Act Festival (2018): “Eve & Adam”

1st Place, The Little Theatre of Alexandria’s One Act Competition (2016): “No Comment”


New York University Tisch School of the Arts
Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing, BFA in Dramatic Writing, minor in Art History


Paige Esterly is a 26-year-old NYC based playwright and teacher. A grad of NYU'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), Equity Library Theater (NYC), and American Lore Theater (NYC), among others. She is the creator of Fucked-Up Play Fest, a small festival of new short plays, as well as the one-minute play collection "A Little Bit of Drama."

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