Emily Acker’s Boycott Esther tells the story of a young woman working for a Hollywood mogul enmeshed in a workplace sexual misconduct scandal. Based on true events, this play chronicles the aftermath of such a harrowing and world-altering discovery.
Tickets for the reading: $10 or free for Theatre Exile subscribers
Acker is a founding member of the Barrymore award winning playwrights collective, Orbiter 3. She was a member of the The Foundry @ PlayPenn (2013-2016) and a Core Playwright at InterAct Theatre Company (2014-2016). Her plays include The Matter of Nadiyah Hassan (development: Azuka Theatre & Northwestern University), Kill Me Softly, Lower Merion (development: InterAct
Theatre Company, The Foundry @ PlayPenn & Temple University), I Am Not My Motherland (2016 Finalist, O’Neill Playwrights Conference, produced: Orbiter 3), Brute-ish (development: InterAct Theatre Company) and The Sympathizer. She contributed to the final season of All My Children on Hulu+ and is the creator of the television remake of Three Up Two Down with The Weinstein Company. She is a proud educator and alumna of Philadelphia Young Playwrights. She received her B.S. from Northwestern University in 2013.