Tara Rubin - Casting Director
TARA RUBIN began her career in casting in 1986 as an assistant at Johnson-Liff Casting. Over the next fifteen years she worked closely with Geoffrey Johnson and Vincent Liff, and Andrew Zerman learning the art and business of casting. During that time the Johnson-Liff firm cast scores of plays and musicals including Cats, Les Miserables, The Phantom of the Opera, Miss Saigon, Sunset Boulevard, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, the Jerry Zaks revivals of Guys and Dolls and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Kiss of the Spiderwoman, Victor Victoria, Kiss Me Kate, Contact and The Producers. In 2001 she started her own company, Tara Rubin Casting, where she has carried on the Johnson-Liff tradition of casting multiple companies of long-running Broadway shows. She and her associates have been the casting directors for Mamma Mia!, Trevor Nunn's revival of Oklahoma!, David Henry Hwang's Flower Drum Song, Spamalot, Mary Poppins, The Little Mermaid, Jersey Boys, The Kennedy Center's Sondheim Celebration andTennessee Williams Explored, Young Frankenstein, Shrek the Musical, Billy Elliot and the recent revivals of Promises, Promises and A Little Night Music. They have also been the New York casting directors for Imaginary Friends, The Farnsworth Invention, and The Country Girl. Tara Rubin Casting was represented Off-Broadway for five years as the casting directors for Second Stage Theater and currently casts Nora and Delia Ephron's Love, Loss and What I Wore. Her company has also worked with emerging playwrights and directors in many regional theaters, including the La Jolla Playhouse, The Old Globe, Williamstown Theater Festival and is proudly celebrating their seventh season at Yale Repertory Theater. Tara has taught audition workshops in New York and at colleges around the country. Tara is an honors graduate of Boston University and member of the Casting Society of America. She is currently serving her second term as a member of the CSA Board of Directors, and is the recipient of eight Artios Awards for excellence in casting.