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Esther is a Philadelphia-based director, dramaturg, and educator.

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recent work

Most recently, Esther taught new play development at Drexel University and guest directed SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS at Penn. Up next, she is directing THE GETT by Liba Vaynberg with Theatre Ariel and returning to Drexel to teach Viewpoints.

Esther has assisted at The O’Neill Center, The Drama League, and Yale Rep and has worked off-Broadway at Signature and Second Stage. She is currently the Artist-in-Residence with Theatre Ariel, Philadelphia's only Jewish theatre company. 

She is an inaugural member of the 2019/20 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. Click here for her resume.

odds & ends

Esther loves drinking iced coffee all year long, directing in the round, and binging feminist non-fiction at an alarming rate.

When she's not making theatre, she works at Clove, an award-winning sneaker brand built for people on the frontlines of healthcare.

She lives in Philadelphia with her dog, Babka.