Esther has directed for more than 25 years, and her work has been enjoyed, respected, and acclaimed by audiences and critics in New Jersey, Philadelphia, and New York. Highlights include the Off-Broadway premiere of Shivaree by William Mastrosimone and the Philadelphia/Tri-state premiere of Dear Esther by Richard Rashke. After 10 years directing at the Living Arts Repertory Theatre and serving on its board, Ms. Flaster moved to The Ritz Theatre Company where she has been working (although not exclusively) for over 15 years. She participates on an artistic committee designed to develop initiatives to help guide the regional theatre’s artistic growth. Her extensive and diverse directing credits include such favorites as One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest; Crimes of the Heart; A Few Good Men; The Exonerated; The Diary of Anne Frank, for which she feels privileged to have directed shadow performances for ASL (American Sign Language), providing theatre to a community that otherwise could not enjoy the magic of a theatre experience; August: Osage County, God of Carnage, and most recently Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Ms. Flaster, a graduate of Boston University, is the founding director of The Theatre Guild at Mirasol. Many thanks to Bill for the invitation to collaborate with him and the opportunity to work with so many talented artists.