ASC alum Amanda Crockett was cast as the Cat in Cat in the Hat at the Northbrook Theater, and is currently performing in the Midnight Circus' fall Circus in the Parks tour.
ADAM BELCUORE is the Managing Producer and Director of Casting for Chicago’s Tony Award winning Goodman Theatre. Since 2003, he has worked with some of the nation’s top directors casting and producing a wide array of projects including classics, new works, and musicals. Casting highlights include: Robert Falls’ productions of King Lear starring Stacy Keach and The Iceman Cometh, starring Nathan Lane and Brian Dennehy, as well as Mary Zimmerman’s production of Disney’s The Jungle Book, Calixto Bieto’s Camino Real, Philip Seymour Hoffman’s production of The Long Red Road, and many, many more.
As a freelance casting director, he has also has the pleasure of working with many other great theatres such as Actors Theatre of Louisville, Seattle Children's Theatre, Seattle Repertory Company, The Alley Theatre, Northlight Theatre, About Face Theatre Company, and Chicago Children's Theatre where he serves on their artistic council. He is a proud member of the Casting Society of America (CSA).
As a former director, he received the first SDCF Mike Ockrent Fellowship, through which he assisted Harold Prince on Steven Sondheim’s musical Bounce. He subsequently assisted Mr. Prince on Hollywood Arms, the autobiographical play by Carol Burnett and Carrie Hamilton. Adam is also a founding member of Serendipity Theatre Collective and served as their Artistic Director until 2005. During his tenure he conceived of and produced 2nd Story, the hybrid storytelling, wine, and music event that has become the company’s namesake and primary focus. He currently serves on 2nd Story’s advisory board. His STC directing credits include: 365day/365 plays, by Suzan Lori Parks; Delores Dogan, by Courtney Shaughnessy; Alcatraz by Al Letizia; and Travelogue, by Zac Richardson.
"This class exceeded my expectations. I was hoping to get a little help from a unique perspective, and I left feeling much more confident in my ability to execute an audition. I received concrete tactics to help me improve, and throughout the workshop, Adam was kind, honest, and generous with his time. I'm grateful to have done it." (Adam Belcuore, Instructor - Theatre Audition Workshop)
— Christine Perkins
"I learned as much from what Adam (Adam Belcuore, Instructor - Auditioning for Theatre) said to my classmates as I did from his personal feedback for me. He is just so so smart. I highly respect his take on actors and the audition process. --- I love it at ASC for many reasons; the faculty, the vibrant crop of actors engaged in a variety of classes, and the attention to detail and professional quality of the office staff. Well done ladies!"
— Laurie Carter Rose