For three decades Paul Russell Casting has led as a progressive casting office providing casting services for new media, screenplays, teleplays, and theater.

Principal casting includes film: 20th Century FoxHBO, independent features; TV networks including CBS, ABC, and NBC; New York theater both Broadway and Off-Broadway including String Fever (starring Cynthia Nixon), Cobb produced by Kevin Spacey (Drama Desk Award - Outstanding Cast), Woody Guthrie’s American Song (Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations), Pera Palas (starring John Spencer), The Good Doctor (starring Andre DeShields and Jane Connell) and The New Living Room, featuring Lainie Kazan, Jerry Stiller, and Illeana Douglas.

Regional theater includes; Asolo Theatre Conservatory, Barter Theatre, San Jose Repertory, Florida Stage, American Heartland Theater, Casa Manana, Colonial Theatre, Two River Theatre, Madison Repertory, Riverside Theater, Barksdale Theater and regional Shakespeare festivals.

Paul is also a director (SDC member) and the author of ACTING: Make It Your Business - How to Avoid Mistakes & Achieve Success as a Working Actor and an acting / audition coach guiding actors on acting and audition technique, and marketing skills.

Currently Casting:

 

 

BARTER THEATRE 2015 REPERTORY SEASON:

Paul Russell Casting is presently casting for Barter Theatre’s 2015 Repertory Season

2015 Season

EPA

ECC - Singers

ECC - Dancers

Barter Theatre’s 2015 Repertory Season:

THE ROAD TO APPOMATTOX
Rehearsals begin January 13, 2015
Performance Dates: Feb 5th to Feb 22nd & Local Tours TBD
Director:          Carrie Smith Lewis

ANYTHING GOES
Rehearsals begin January 13, 2015
Performance Dates: Feb 15th to May 16th
Director:                      Richard Rose
Choreographer:        Amanda Aldridge

THE MIRACLE WORKER
Rehearsals begin January 21, 2015
Performance Dates: Feb 26th to May 16th
Director:          Katy Brown

THE STARVING
Rehearsals begin January 23, 2015
Performance Dates: April 21st to May 9th
Director:                      Nick Piper

THE GNOME
Rehearsals begin  January 23, 2015
Performance Dates: March 13th to May 16th
Director:          Eugene Wolf

LOVE, SEX AND THE IRS
Rehearsals begin January 21, 2015
Performance Dates: March 5th to April 19th
Director:          Mary Lucy Bivins

MARY POPPINS
Rehearsals begin March 6, 2015
Performance Dates: May 23rd to August 9th
Director:                      Richard Rose
Choreographer:         Amanda Aldridge

SOUTHERN FRIED NUPTIALS
Rehearsals begin March 18, 2015
Performance Dates: June 4th to August 8th
Director:          Mary Lucy Bivins

MARY’S WEDDING
Rehearsals begin March 18, 2015
Dates: May 16th to June 28th 
Director:          Katy Brown   

KEEP ON THE SUNNY SIDE
Rehearsals begin May 12, 2015
Dates: May 16th to June 28th plus Local Tours TBD
Director:        Nick Piper 

THE UNDERSTUDY
Rehearsals begin April, 8, 2015
Performance Dates: July 1st to August 9th
Director:          Richard Rose

THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES
Rehearsals begin March 6, 2015
Performance Dates: June 11th to August 8th 
Director:                      Amanda Aldridge
Co- Choreographers:  Amanda Aldridge / Ashley Campos

THE BOY IN THE BOX
Rehearsals begin August 4, 2015
Performance Dates: August 13th to August 30th
Director:        TBD

THE THREE MUSKETEERS
Rehearsals begin June 17, 2015
Performance Dates:  Sept 12th to Nov 14th
Director: Katy Brown

CURTAINS!
Rehearsals begin June 12, 2015
Performance Dates: Sept 25th to Nov 14th
Director:                      Richard Rose
Choreographer:         Amanda Aldridge

I’ll BE BACK BEFORE MIDNIGHT
Rehearsals begin June 17, 2015
Performance Dates:  Oct 3rd to Nov 14th
Director:          Mary Lucy Bivins

CONFESSIONS OF A LIAR
Rehearsals begin June 17, 2015
Performance Dates:  Sept 3rd to Sept 19th
Director:          Tricia Matthews

The Doyle & Debbie Show
Rehearsals begin June 17, 2015
Performance Dates:  Sept 22nd to Nov 15th 
Director:          TBD

MURDER BALLAD
Rehearsals begin September 15, 2015
Performance Dates: Oct. 2nd to Oct. 31st
Director:        Paul Russell

MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET
Rehearsals begin October 9, 2015
Performance Dates: Nov 20th to Dec 27th
Director:                      Richard Rose
Choreographer:          Amanda Aldridge

SANTALAND DIARIES
Rehearsals begin October 9, 2015
Performance Dates: Dec 2nd to Dec 23rd
Director:          Hannah Ingram

Barter Theatre, located in Abingdon, VA, is an AEA LORT D member. Consummate with experience; Barter Theatre often pays above the AEA contract base of $600/wk. Housing & benefits included. Producing Artistic Director: Richard Rose. Managing Director:  Jeremy Wright. Casting: Paul Russell Casting.

AUDITIONS (ECCs & EPA):

Non-AEA actors will be welcomed, time permitting, after AEA actors have been seen as ruled by AEA audition procedures.

 

Equity Chorus Calls (Singers & Dancers)

Singers: prepare a brief song appropriate to one of the musical titles within the season. Accompanist provided.

Dancers: be dance ready. Wear jazz or character shoes.

Bring picture & resume stapled together.

Actors 18 and over only. No children or young adult actors.

 

- Male Actors who Sing

Monday, January 5, 2015
10 AM – 1 PM (Equity Chorus Call Procedures in Effect)
Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave. NYC
Studio 16-O


- Male Dancers who Sing
(Dance Call)

Monday, January 5, 2015
2 PM – 6 PM (Equity Chorus Call Procedures in Effect)
Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave. NYC
Studio 16-E


- Female Actors who Sing

Monday, January 5, 2015
2 PM – 6 PM (Equity Chorus Call Procedures in Effect)
Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave. NYC
Studio 16-O


- Female Dancers who Sing
(Dance Call)

Monday, January 5, 2015
10 AM – 1 PM (Equity Chorus Call Procedures in Effect)
Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave. NYC
Studio 16-E

Equity Principal Auditions

Singers: prepare a brief song appropriate to one of the musical titles within the season. Accompanist provided.

Non-singers prepare a brief monologue appropriate to one of the play titles within the season.

Bring picture & resume stapled together.

Actors 18 and over only. No children or young adult actors.


Tuesday, January 6, 2015

10 AM – 6 PM
Ripley-Grier Studios,520 8th Avenue, NYC
Studio 16-O

Lunch break 1 PM – 2 PM
EPA rules in effect

 

 

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"As a director, artistic director and producer, I have had the opportunity to work with many casting directors over the span of my career.
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In every instance, Paul has worked diligently to succeed. He has delivered quality with ease each and every time.."

-- RICHARD ROSE
producing artistic director
Barter Theatre



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producing artistic director
The Transport Group




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