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Theatre Casting Directors

Theatre Casting Directors work with directors, and sometimes talent agents to find the right actor for the role.

TIP:  Many theatre casting directors actually appreciate when  actors make a submission, giving  a heads up about a role they think they’d be right for and ask to be considered via their cover letter. It gives a director some hints of where you could fit into their season, some types of roles you could play in regards to casting, as well as providing them with more than a blank slate and a pretty face when giving them a  headshot and resume.

This involves a decent amount of prep work. First of all, some theatres don’t come right out and say what shows they’re doing and what roles they need. So sit down at your computer, open a fresh excel document and get ready for a healthy dose of research.

Below you’ll find a list of theatre casting directors currently working in Chicago.

16th Street Theatre

Artistic Director: Ann Filmer

About Face Theatre

Casting Director: Megan Carney

American Blues Theatre

Casting: Wendy Whiteside

Artemisia Theatre

Casting: Marissa Padilla

A Red Orchid Theatre

Casting Director: Mierka Girten

Black Ensemble Theatre

Casting: Jackie Taylor

Broken Nose Theatre

Casting Director: Elise Marie Davis

The Chicago Inclusion Project

Casting: Emjoy Gavino

Chicago Shakespeare Theatre

Casting Associate/Casting Director: Bob Mason

Court Theatre

Casting Director: Becca McCracken

Eclipse Theatre

Casting: Nathaniel Swift

First Folio Theatre

Casting: David Rice

The Gift Theatre

Casting Director: Emjoy Gavino

Goodman Theatre

Casting Director: Lauren Port

Haven Theatre

Casting Director: Marika Mashburn

The House Theatre

Casting Director: Marika Mashburn

Jackalope Theatre

Casting Director: Eleanor Axt

Lifeline Theatre

Casting Director: Lavina Jadhwani

Looking Glass Theatre

Casting: Raymond Fox

Metropolis Theatre

Casting: Robin Hughes

Northlight Theatre

Casting: Claire Simon Casting

Oak Park Theatre Festival

Casting Director: Lucy Carr

Redtwist Theatre

Casting Director: Catherine Miller

Remy Bumppo

Casting Director: Linda Gillum

Shattered Globe Theatre

Casting Director: Doug McDade

Silk Road Rising

Casting Director: Claire Simon Casting

Steep Theatre

Casting Director: Caroline Neff

Steppenwolf Theatre

Casting Director: JC Clementz

Strawdog Theatre

Theatre On The Lake

Casting: Emjoy Gavino

Theatre Wit

Casting: Jeremy Wechsler

TimeLine Theatre Company

Casting Director: Nick Bowling

Victory Gardens Theatre

Casting Director: Kanome Jones

Writers Theatre

Casting Director: Geoff Button

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