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This edition: The Casting Director (Winter 2007)

Episode Details

Original tape date: February 16, 2007.

Casting Directors Tara Rubin ("Spamalot", "The Producers"), Laura Stanczyk ("Translations", "Sweet Charity"), Daniel Swee ("The Coast of Utopia", "The Vertical Hour"), and Bernie Telsey ("Wicked", "Hairspray") explore and explain the work of the casting director, touching on issues from the best advice they can give actors about auditioning, how they work with directors and writers in the casting process, the challenges of luring stars to the stage, how they feel about stunt casting and televised casting competitions, and why judiciously mailing head shots and resumes can be an effective job-seeking strategy for aspiring actors.

Guest List

Tara Rubin Casting Director

Howard Sherman Moderator, American Theatre Wing

Laura Stanczyk

Daniel Swee

Bernard Telsey Casting Director