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Casting Director Phyllis Schuringa, CSA

Phyllis is the Casting Director and Artistic Associate for the Geffen Playhouse. Recent plays include Big Sky, Barcelona, Outside Mullingar, These Paper Bullets!, Bad Jews, The Night Alive, Switzerland, The Country House, American Buffalo and Shiv at the Boston Court. Before joining the team at the Geffen, she was the casting director for Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago where her favorites include Frank Galati’s adaptation of The Grapes of Wrath (also La Jolla Playhouse, National Theatre 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.