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Our Very Own Carlin McCullough

Casting Director Phyllis Schuringa, CSA

Phyllis is an Artistic Associate and the Casting Director for the Geffen Playhouse. Recent casting includes Constellations, The Legend of Georgia McBride, Guards at the Taj, Outside Mullingar, Bad Jews, The Night Alive, Switzerland and American Buffalo at the Geffen, and Shiv at The Theatre @ Boston Court. She has received 4 Artios nominations: Actually, Barbecue, Barcelona, The Country House. 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 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 is a member of the Casting Society of America and the Ovation Rules Committee.