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Jason Styres

 CSA Casting Director + Creative Director

of the Casting Collaborative

Jason is an award-winning casting director whose work is currently globally represented, covering every facet of the industry: theatre, film, television, commercials, live events, dance, company consultation, and more.  He is the founder and creative director of the Casting Collaborative, as well as the founder of the Caucus for Independent Casting.

He and his colleagues place an emphasis on creating an environment for teams, producers, and performers to effectively put together exemplary groups of collaborative artists in order for a project to align its mission with its vision. All the while never sacrificing the humanity of the process.

He cast such projects as the Tony Award Best Musical A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder (Broadway, 1st National Tour, and 2nd National Tour), the hit Off-Broadway comedy Puffs, Or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic, the national tours of Bart Sher’s productions of Fiddler on the Roof and The King & I, Josh Prince’s breakthrough Dance Lab NY (FKA, Broadway Dance Lab), Magic Mike Live in both Las Vegas and London (alongside Channing Tatum & Alison Faulk), Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella (National Tour), Dames at Sea (Broadway), The Lion King (Broadway & National Tour), Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (National Tour), Trip of Love (Off-Broadway), Nice Work If You Can Get It (Broadway), and for over 15 different productions for the prestigious New York City Center Encores! series., from Merrily We Roll Along (starring Lin Manuel Miranda, 2012) to Cabin in the Sky (his first foray into stage collaboration with Camille A. Brown, 2016). He has worked with such directors and choreographers as Darko Tresnjak, Camille A. Brown, Josh Prince, Warren Carlyle, Josh Bergasse, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Marc Bruni, Casey Nicholaw, Kathleen Marshall, Josh Rhodes, John Doyle, Randy Skinner, and James Lapine — amongst many, many others. Other credits include Hartford Stage, New York Philharmonic, the York Theatre Company, Shakespeare Theatre Company (DC), San Francisco Symphony, Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS), TUTS Underground, Queensbury Theatre, Florida Studio Theatre, and various other theatres.


He cast the three-time Emmy nominated production of Carousel (NY Philharmonic/PBS), the smash-hit television show So You Think You Can Dance, and the praised HBO documentary Six by Sondheim. Some recent favorite projects include Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, The Prancing Elites Project, and How You Look At It — a brand new dance short by Wendy Seyb, which amassed awards across the country in various film festivals.  He also worked with Nathan Mitchell and Alexander McQueen/Document Journal on their lauded immersive project for New York Fashion Week (S/S 2017).

His upcoming projects include The Apple Boys (HERE Arts Center), Midnight at the Never Get (York Theatre), a brand new developmental work with Camille A. Brown (in conjunction with the Jerome Robbins Foundation and the Baryshnikov Arts Center), a collaboration with the Astoria Performing Arts Center, the next incarnation of the award-winning show Pedro Pan (previously seen at NYMF and Fringe)... as well as some other exciting new projects yet to be announced.

He was named one of the "industry players you need to know" by Backstage

Outside of his normal work in casting, he is a proud supporter/friend of the Cancer Support Community, serving as their casting consultant for their galas and benefits, serves as guest faculty for Broadway Dance Center, as well as several universities and colleges across the nation.

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