Jill Heller & Anna Paone


“One big thing is being too specific on what you are looking for, especially if it is a student film or something unpaid. I encourage people to broaden their horizons. And that is something I have done. I run a 501C  theatre company with my mom in central Jersey. We are big on multicultural casting, and we are big on opening up classical roles and seeing people for it that might not being seen by other companies or seen in the past for it.  I am big proponent of letting yourself be surprised in the audition room." ~ Anna Paone

Welcome back to Nothing Shines Like Dirt Episode 49. Elise & Lesley sit down with Backstage casting editors Jill Heller & Anna Paone. They discuss writing a casting notice, an institution with a start-up feel, and all the many resources of Backstage.