Margot is a New York based freelance director who specializes in new work. Recent projects include Peerless by Jiehae Park for the Cherry Lane Mentor Project, and Okay, Bye by Joshua Conkel for Steppenwolf Theater. In New York, she's directed for Clubbed Thumb, Ars Nova, Target Margin, The Playwright’s Realm, The Bushwick Starr, Theater Masters, Stella Adler Institute, and AracaWorks. In 2013 she graduated from the Yale School of Drama with an MFA in theater directing. Work at YSD includes Sagittarius Ponderosa by MJ Kaufman, Cloud Nine by Caryl Churchill, This. by Mary Laws; The Secret in the Wings by Mary Zimmerman; Shakespeare's Antony & Cleopatra; A Duck On A Bike by Amelia Roper; and Game Room by Justin Taylor.
She moved to the East Coast after spending six years in Chicago working as a director, writer and performer. She is a founding member of Theatre Seven of Chicago, where she conceived and directed We Live Here; Lies & Liars; and Yes, This Really Happened to Me (all with Cassy Sanders). Margot spent four seasons working at Lookingglass Theatre, where she served as Literary Manager and Company Dramaturg. In Chicago she also worked for Collaboraction, Timeline, Pavement Group, Live Bait, Around the Coyote, Bailiwick, Hell in a Handbag, and Steppenwolf Theatre where she assistant directed for both Tina Landau and Austin Pendleton. She spent three years as a storyteller for 2nd Story, and her autobiographical work has been seen numerous times on the Victory Gardens stage, including her one-woman show You Are Here.
Margot originally hails from Seattle where she worked for Seattle Repertory Theatre, Empty Space, University of Washington PATP, Live Girls! and Double Shot Productions. She is a proud graduate of Cornish College of the Arts where she received her BFA in Theater with an emphasis in Original Work.