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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.

Upcoming projects include directing in the 2023 New Works Festival at Drexel University and directing the biographical play LEV OF LENINGRAD at the American Museum of Jewish History.

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.