Casting Director, Producer
Under the leadership of Bernie Telsey from 2003-2007, Stephanie Yankwitt served on the casting teams for films including Dan in Real Life (Touchstone/Peter Hedges), Across the Universe (Revolution/Julie Taymor), Then She Found Me (Killer Films/Helen Hunt), and RENT (Columbia/Chris Columbus), as well as Broadway productions, including Glengarry Glen Ross (David Mamet, Joe Mantello, dir.), The Odd Couple (Neil Simon, Joe Mantello, dir.) Three Days of Rain (Richard Greenberg, Joe Mantello, dir.), off-Broadway and regional theatre casting, and over 100 commercials.
Stephanie worked under the leadership of Tara Rubin (2010-2012) on the film version of the classic musical Lucky Stiff (Flaherty & Ahrens, Chris Ashley dir.), as well as the 2011-2012 Yale Repertory Theatre season, which included an acclaimed production of Hamlet starring Paul Giamatti.
As an independent Casting Director, Stephanie has done associate work for Francine Maisler, including the Academy Award-winning film Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance. Other independent casting credits include: Akron, Take Care, 4 eyes, and Hench. With Margaret Dunn, projects include: Born Yesterday and An Inspector Calls, both at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre; Uncommon Sense at the Tectonic Theater Project; Burn All Night at the A.R.T.; King Kong and West Side Story at the Fugard Theatre in Cape Town, South Africa; and the films Give Me Liberty (Animal Kingdom/A24), Sweet Home Tennessee (Opening Night Productions, Long Road Film), and A Little More Alive (TBD Productions).
As a Producer, Stephanie served on the Senior Artistic Staff of the Hangar Theatre in Ithaca, NY, from 2009-2013, and in the same position at Barrington Stage Company from 2014-2016. At BSC, Stephanie ran the Second Stage, producing mostly new musicals and plays, and running Mr. Finn’s Cabaret with award-winning Composer William Finn. From 2009-2017, Stephanie served on the faculty of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. With Peter Flynn, Stephanie developed and ran a program that worked with graduating acting students to create a foundation for a unique and authentic career.
In 2015, Stephanie began working with Broadway, TV, and film producer Hunter Arnold and TBD Productions, which is currently represented on Broadway by Once On This Island, Dear Evan Hansen, Anastasia, and Kinky Boots. In 2017, Hunter and Stephanie launched TBD Casting, a division of TBD Productions.