Casting Director, Creative Producer
Margaret Dunn is a Casting Director and Creative Producer who started her casting career at Telsey + Company, where she helped cast everything from Broadway musicals (Hairspray, Never Gonna Dance, Taboo, Tarzan) and plays (Enchanted April, Match, Frozen, Steel Magnolias), to national commercials, to Whoopi Goldberg’s eponymous sitcom. She then went to work for Julie Tucker, where she was the associate on the long-running FX show Rescue Me and helped cast numerous pilots and TV shows, including Dexter, Book of Daniel, and Beautiful People.
Before teaming up with Stephanie Yankwitt to start TBD Casting, Margaret spent a decade doing creative development for the Shubert Organization. During her years there, the Organization developed and produced over two dozen Broadway and West End shows including: Passing Strange, God of Carnage, That Championship Season, Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway, Once, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, This is Our Youth, School of Rock, Calendar Girls, and Come From Away.
Prior to joining the Shubert Organization, Margaret spent several seasons as the Literary Manager at the Williamstown Theater Festival. While at Williamstown, she produced and cast a weekly reading series, featuring plays directed and/or written by: Itamar Moses, Robert Simonson, Jenny Giering, Annie Dorsen, Jonathan Bernstein, and Rebecca Taichman. While there, she also did production dramaturgy on both Mainstage and Nikos stage shows, collaborating with such lauded directors as Michael Greif, Darko Tresnjak, Nicholas Martin, Bruce Paltrow, and Chris Ashley. In that capacity, she was lucky enough to work alongside the playwrights Alfred Uhry, A.R. Gurney, Dan O’Brien, and Eric Bogosian. Previous to Williamstown, Margaret worked in the literary offices of New York Stage & Film and Atlantic Theater Company.
Margaret has an MFA in Dramaturgy from Columbia University. Highlights from her time in school include being directed in a short play by Rachel Chavkin, collaborating with playwright Jocelyn Bioh, creating an imaginary theater with Managing Director Jeremy Blocker, and reading storybooks with Jeanine Tesori and David Lindsay-Abaire for a pre-Broadway workshop of the musical Shrek.
In her spare time, Margaret serves as the Producing Director of Stable Cable Lab Co., a not-for-profit theater that develops and produces new plays. The company has produced half a dozen world-premiere shows and has recently developed a commissioning program that focuses on pairing playwrights of different generations to write plays on a common theme. She also works as a freelance dramaturg and script-reader for numerous theaters and foundations.