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Casting Society of America

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  • Interview

    The CSA Breakdown on Will Cantler

    Will Cantler, a CSA member since 2005, tells Backstage about working on everything that doesn’t involve singing, why actors need to read the play, and the importance of not being needy.

  • Interview

    The CSA Breakdown on Jillian Cimini

    The casting director of “Fun Home,” now on Broadway, Cimini is also at work on casting the tour of “Cabaret,” and explains her No. 1 criteria for a good day of auditions.

  • Interview

    The CSA Breakdown on Susanne Scheel

    The “Rock the Kasbah” and “Wizard of Lies” associate casting director talks about her process, what all actors should know before auditions, and why having a long memory helps.

  • Interview

    The CSA Breakdown on David Caparelliotis

    A CSA member since 2003, David Caparelliotis is keeping busy this season casting Off-Broadway productions with directors ranging from Joe Mantello to David Hyde Pierce.

  • Advice

    The CSA Breakdown on Stephanie Klapper

    Stephanie Klapper talks to Backstage about how great it is when the stars align during a casting session; her slate of exciting upcoming projects; and how important keeping a journal of actors one likes is to being a successful casting director.

  • Interview

    The CSA Breakdown on James Calleri

    James Calleri talks about working with his partners, Erica Jensen and Paul Davis, what makes a great audition, and where they find new talent.

  • Advice

    The CSA Breakdown on Rachel Hoffman

    CSA member Rachel Hoffman shares the most common audition mistake she sees, where she finds new talent, and what makes a successful self-tape!

  • Advice

    The CSA Breakdown on Jessica Daniels

    Casting Society of America member Jessica Daniels (“30 Rock,” “The Carrie Diaries”) talks about her career, how she chooses projects, and what advice you should take to become a casting director.

  • Interview

    CD Tara Rubin on What Makes a Successful Audition

    New York–based casting director Tara Rubin ("School of Rock") talks to Backstage about her casting past, what makes a good session, and what you should do to become a CD.

  • News

    Do You Feel Underrepresented in the Casting World?

    CSA and Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts are teaming up for an upcoming Town Hall meeting to give disabled and ethnic actors the chance to start meaningful conversation with CDs and the creative community about lack of opportunity.