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Casting Director Phyllis Schuringa, CSA

Phyllis is an Artistic Associate and the Casting Director for the Geffen Playhouse. Recent casting includes The Legend of Georgia McBride, Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Icebergs, Barbecue, Big Sky, Guards at the Taj, Barcelona (Artios nominated), Outside Mullingar, Bad Jews, The Night Alive, Switzerland, The Country House (Artios nominated) and American Buffalo at the Geffen, and Shiv at The Theatre @ Boston Court. Before joining the Geffen she was the Casting Director for Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago where her favorites include Frank Galati’s adaptation of The Grapes of Wrath (also La Jolla Playhouse, National Theater in London and Broadway, where it received the Tony Award for Best Play), the original production of Steve Martin’s Picasso at the Lapin Agile (and subsequent productions including Westwood Playhouse and Briar Street Theater in Chicago), Austin Pendleton’s Orson’s Shadow and Charles L. Mee’s Time to Burn. Broadway transfers include One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Tony Award for Best Revival) and The Song of Jacob Zulu. She teaches auditioning at Steppenwolf West and is a member of the Casting Society of America and the Ovation Rules Committee.