Ada Karamanyan (she/her) is an independent casting director, and the casting associate for The Playwrights Realm. Her casting affiliations include productions, developmental workshops and readings, and casting consultant work for Island Shakespeare Festival, Baltimore Center Stage, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Arizona Theatre Company, The 5th Avenue Theatre, New York Musical Festival, ACT - A Contemporary Theatre, and New York Theatre Workshop. In 2019, she had the privilege of single-handedly casting Shakespeare’s entire canon for Play On Shakespeare’s Play On! Festival, in collaboration with Classic Stage Company and Oregon Shakespeare Festival. She also spent 2 years as a Producing Artistic Leader for Trans Lab, a year-long fellowship program for trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming playwrights and multidisciplainarian artists. She resides in Seattle, WA.

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