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

recent work

Most recently, Esther directed SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS by Bess Wohl at the University of Pennsylvania.

Other recent projects include the world premiere of STACY & MIA by SMJ at the Tank, JUST A PAP by Jenna Kraynak with 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 off-Broadway at 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.

odds & ends

Esther loves drinking iced coffee year-round, 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 Old City, Philadelphia with her dog, Babka.