Margaret Starbuck is a theatre director and arts administrator currently based in Los Angeles on Tongva land.

Margaret uses she/they pronouns and identifies as mixed-race (Japanese-American and European-American).

She is passionate about theatrical, non-naturalistic, poetic storytelling that builds community, bridges difference, and imagines a hopeful future. She is currently the Associate Artistic Director at Boston Court Pasadena where she leads community engagement and partnership initiatives.

Her recent directing projects include the world premiere Frankel & Bloom chamber musical We Three Sisters and Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure with Method & Madness Theater Co., a classical theater company she co-founded; as well as workshops and staged readings of new plays for Playwrights Union, EST/LA, the Road Theatre, Occidental College’s New Play Festival, SkyPilot, and Actor’s Circle Ensemble. She has assistant directed on shows at Pasadena Playhouse, The Geffen Playhouse, and the Getty Villa among others.

In her previous life she was a scenic designer for theatre and worked as an Art Dept PA for Blumhouse’s horror anthology Into the Dark.

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