ESTHER M. COHEN • DIRECTOR - DRAMATURG
Esther is a Philadelphia-based director-dramaturg. She makes plays - usually brand new, always unpretentious, and entirely driven by the brains, limbs, and hearts of the imperfect folks inside them.
Recent projects include the World Premiere of STACY & MIA by SMJ at the Tank, the World Premiere of JUST A PAP by Jenna Kraynak for Brunch Theatre Company, and surviving a global pandemic.
Esther has assisted at The O’Neill Center, The Drama League, and Yale Rep and has worked in the Artistic and Literary departments of Signature and Second Stage. She is an inaugural member of the 19/20 Roundabout Directors Group, a member of the 2019 Williamstown Theatre Festival Directing Corps, and an alumna of the National Theater Institute and the University of Pennsylvania.
When she's not making theatre, Esther works at Clove, a start-up making sneakers designed for healthcare. She drinks iced coffee year-round, binges science podcasts at an alarming rate, and can't wait to introduce you to her dog, Babka.
Headshot by Lauren Sowa.