Margaret Toomey (she/her) is an able-bodied, white, genderqueer artist-activist that strives to wield their privileges to end racism and injustice at all intersections.
Margaret Toomey (she/they) is an able-bodied, white, genderqueer artist-activist that strives to wield their privileges to end racism and injustice at all intersections. Margaret works nationally as a scenic and costume designer and has recently moved to the unceded lands of the Lumbee Nation and Waccamaw People in colonial-named Wilmington, NC. They have been working for over a decade to dismantle oppressive systems and eliminate elitist practices in the field of professional and educational theatre. In 2017 Margaret participated in the artEquity Leadership for Social Change regional cohort assembled by Theatre Puget Sound on the land of the Duwamish People (Seattle, WA) and in 2018, they were part of the artEquity National Facilitator Training held in Bulbancha (New Orleans, LA). Margaret is the Arts and Accessibility Assistant for the Raleigh Arts Office (Raleigh, NC), supporting programs like the Arts Learning Community for Universal Access. Through this work and designing for Sound Theatre Company (Seattle, WA) in 2016-2018, Margaret now includes disability justice as part of their activism and design work. They also work as the Operations Manager for artEquity Community. Margaret holds an MFA in Scenography from UNC Greensboro and BA in Theatre from Grinnell College in Iowa.