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Robin Carus celebrates her 17th year casting. She has had a life-long passion for the art of casting and the discovery of new talent. From 2001-2008 she was the Head of Casting for TheatreworksUSA where she auditioned thousands of actors yearly and cast more than 200 national tours and countless Off-Broadway shows created by emerging playwrights and directors. Since then, she has cast projects spanning Off-Broadway, regional theatre, festival shows, concerts, films, television, and commercials.
Tours include: Clifford the Big Red Dog (Mills Entertainment), Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody (Mills Entertainment), Family Life Theatre, and TheatreworksUSA. Regionally, she has worked with The State Theatre, Arizona Theatre Company, and Sarah, Plain and Tall (Eugene O’Neill Theatre Conference). Internationally, she has cast Sunfish (music by Hyeyoung Kim and lyrics by Michael Cooper, directed by Will Pomerantz) which received the Top Jury Honor for Musical Theater at at the Daegu International Musical Theatre Festival (DIMF). Off-Broadway/New York credits include: I Know What Boys Want (dir. Joan Kane/Lion Theatre), The Accidental Caregiver (Robert Moss Theatre), Culture Shock 1911-1922! (dir. Rafael De Mussa/Horizon Theater Rep), Woman at the Funerals (IATI Theatre), Pete the Girl (The Living Theatre), Aesop’s Fables (dir. Theodore Mann/Circle in the Square), The Last Castrato, Like You Like It (dir. Igor Goldin/Gallery Players), The Plant That Ate Dirty Socks, Seussical (dir. Marcia Milgrom Dodge), Max & Ruby, Henry and Mudge (dir. Peter Flynn), Cam Jansen (dir. Gordon Greenberg), Walk Two Moons (dir: Melissa Kievman); Summer of the Swans, Junie B. Jones (dir. Peter Flynn), Sarah, Plain and Tall (dir. Joe Calarco), Romeo and Juliet.
Some favorite Workshops and Readings include: Far From The Madding Crowd (starring Elena Shaddow, dir. Giovanna Sardelli), Bridges (Ken Cerniglia in coordination with Berkeley Playhouse), Valentino's Tango (dir: Chet Walker), Folk City (Theater for the New City), Art (dir. Dan Cordle), Caught (dir. Nick DeGruccio), Dani Girl (dir. Scott Schwartz).
Concerts Special Events and Festivals include: 2015 Planet Connections Playwrights For A Cause: An Evening of New One Acts by Erik Ehn, Halley Feiffer, and Israel Horowitz (NYTW), The Tiny Mustache (dir. Ben Tostado), Like You Like It (54 Below), 2014 Planet Connections Gala: One Acts For A Cause (starring Melissa Leo, Mary Beth Hurt, & Caissie Levy), 2014 JFest (Resident Casting Director), 2013 One Acts For A Cause: An Evening of New One Acts by Neil LaBute, John Patrick Shanley, and Winter Miller: a benefit for Safe Horizon (Signature Theatre, NYC), FX’s “Archer Live” (Irving Plaza, NYC & Theatre of the Living Arts, PA), I Stand Before You Naked (Gerald Lynch Theatre), Speargrove Presents (Julia Miles Theatre), 2009 Marathon Festival (Ensemble Studio Theatre), Strange News From Another Planet (dir. Michael Alltop/Fringe), City of Dreams (dir. Michael Alltop/MITF), Roadicide (HERE/Lincoln Center American Living Room Festival), Like You Like It (dir.Jen Bender/NYMF, Musical Mondays Theatre Lab). She also cast the studio recording for Like You Like produced by which is an all-star cast including Alison Luff, Derek Klena, Patti Murin, Laura Osnes, Sam Underwood, Robin DeJesus, Bonnie Milligan, Nick Cearley, and Lesli Margherita.
Film Casting includes: Love True, Weathering, Running With Sharks (dir. Suha Araj), The King’s Pawn (directed by Jonah Bleicher), Disgrace, Elvis (dir. by Nicolas Santana), ROVER: Or Beyond Human – The Venusian Future and the Return of the Next Level (dir. by Tony Blahd), No Vagrancy (dir. by Ernest Leif Boyd), Skook (Additional Casting), A Breath Away, Breaking the Chain (produced by Shrihari Sathe), Tiger, and Underwear (winner Best Short Savannah Film Festival).
Television and Commercials include: “Whistler and the Case For Beauty” (PBS), the iconic couple Lee and Morty Kaufman, stars of the ever-popular Swiffer campaign and voiceovers for Samsung.
In addition to her casting experience, Robin is on the Young Leadership Board of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation. Robin lectures and teaches audition workshops in New York and at colleges around the country.