Casting Director

NextStop Theatre in Herndon, VA seeks a highly qualified individual to serve as Casting Director for the 2017/18 Season. NextStop produces 5-6 main stage productions and 2-3 TYA productions annually. The Casting Director is responsible for coordinating all aspects of the casting process including: soliciting and organizing headshots/resumes, maintaining the NextStop casting database, working with the individual production directors to determine casting needs and identify candidates for each production, scheduling and auditing one general multi-day open call and all individual production auditions/callbacks, and building/maintaining positive relationships and communication with area directors and performers.  

Schedule is somewhat flexible, but auditions generally require work on evenings and weekends, as well as reliable personal transportation.  Familiarity with Google docs, sheets, calendar, etc. helpful.

Qualified candidates will have strong organizational skills, interpersonal/communications skills, a clear appreciation of the director’s process, and an acute sensitivity for how to balance the needs of the director/production/company, while respecting the contribution made by every single performer who offers their services to our company (whether cast or not.)  

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter (explaining their interest in the position and highlighting relevant background) and resume to casting@nextstoptheatre.org, no later than January 25, 2016.