May 3, 2017
Casting/Diversity in Casting: A Conversation with Tara Rubin
Tara started her company in April, 2001 after working for 15 years as a Casting Director at Johnson-Liff Associates. During those years she worked on productions of Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Sunset Boulevard, Jerry Zaks’ revival of Guys and Dolls and Miss Saigon. She also cast the daytime drama Another World and Dan Aykroyd’s series Soul Man.
At Tara Rubin Casting, she and her colleagues Eric Woodall, Merri Sugarman, Laura Schutzel, Kaitlin Shaw, Lindsay Levine, Claire Burke, and Felicia Rudolph cast the musicals Bandstand, Sunset Boulevard, Falsettos, Cats, A Bronx Tale, Dear Evan Hansen, Miss Saigon, School of Rock, It Shoulda Been You, Gigi, Bullets Over Broadway, Big Fish, Mamma Mia!, Jersey Boys, Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, Aladdin, Mary Poppins, Spamalot, The Producers, Young Frankenstein, Promises, Promises, How To Succeed… for Broadway as well as The Country Girl, The Heiress, The Farnsworth Invention and A Time To Kill. They recently completed their 12th season as Casting Directors for Yale Repertory Theater and have worked with many regional theaters across the country.
Tara graduated with honors from Boston University and serves on the board of the Casting Society of America.