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Casting as Advocacy

Prioritizing local, diverse and inclusive casting for
Bay Area theatre

The Casting Collective is a team of casting directors with extensive experience and deep ties to the Bay Area theatre community. They have created and maintain the most comprehensive, regularly updated local talent database in the region. Casting locally is the predominant practice of the Collective. The Casting Collective strives to offer a full range of casting services which showcase the local artist community and encourage theatres to hire actors living and working within the SF Bay Area. In the wake of the pandemic and the massive national call for greater representation and prioritization, regional theatre has fundamentally changed. The Casting Collective is a response to this call for change in the way theaters access, promote and hire artists, in order to foster an anti-racist, inclusive, collaborative future. Their purpose is to advance the interests of local actors and encourage institutions to explore, engage with and hire from within this community instead of searching elsewhere for their talent.

Advocacy, Integrity, Professionalism & Inclusion

Land Acknowledgment

The Casting Collective members exist on the traditional lands of the Ohlone, Chochenyo, Karkin, Ramaytush, Cowlitz, Kalapuya, Atfalati Peoples and the confederated tribes of the Grand Ronde & Siletz Indians past and present. We honor with gratitude the land itself and the people who have stewarded it throughout the generations. We commit to continue to learn how to be better occupants of this land we inhabit. 

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