Who is this for?

Coaching is a great opportunity for actors to dive more deeply into their craft. Sessions may be useful for:

  • Audition preparation: monologues or sides
  • Graduate school applications: monologue development and mock interviews
  • Text coaching: navigating complex language for auditions or rehearsals
  • Regular practice: weekly or monthly sessions to develop audition repertoire or learn new skills

Esther is also experienced with:

  • Curriculum development for teaching artists
  • Dramaturgy/consultation for directors developing show concepts and pitches

How much does it cost?

Each session is $40 per hour.

How do I schedule a session?

Once you have filled out the intake information below, you will be contacted within 48 hours to schedule a session.

Are discounts available?

Yes! If you need to pay less for any reason, you're invited to name your price. Please see here for more details.

Please email [email protected] if you have questions.

How can I help you?

About Your Coach

Esther Williamson is an actor and teaching artist based in Brooklyn, New York. A proud company member at Taffety Punk Theatre Company in Washington, DC, Esther has been praised by The Washington Post and numerous local critics for her deft handling of heightened text and her grounded, soulful onstage presence. With Taffety Punk, she has performed over half of Shakespeare's canon as well as several new and classic works. She has also acted and taught with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival; Seattle Shakespeare Company; Book-It Repertory Theatre; Alchemical Theatre of Wilmington, NC; Opera House Arts in Stonington, ME; Happenstance Theater; and many others. She earned her MFA from The Academy for Classical Acting at The Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, DC.

As a teaching artist, Esther values process over product. She seeks to offer tools and strategies for each actor to develop the process that best serves their work. She strives to create a low-pressure, risk-friendly studio environment in which actors can work with joy and freedom. She seeks to help her students feel ready to meet the challenges of a life in art with skill and grace.

For questions, please send Esther an email at

[email protected]