Calleri Casting Begins the Year with Two Major Projects 

February 1, 2019

Headshot of James CalleriDirector of the MFA Acting Program and Associate Professor James Calleri is also the co-owner of Calleri Casting. The company is responsible casting the new Apple series, Dickinson, a web television series created by Alena Smith and produced by Apple's worldwide video programming division. The half hour comedy series “is set during Emily Dickinson’s era with a modern sensibility and tone. It takes viewers into the world of Emily, audaciously exploring the constraints of society, gender, and family from the perspective of a budding writer who doesn’t fit in to her own time through her imaginative point of view,” according to Deadline. The show will star Hailee Steinfeld as Emily Dickinson and Jane Krakowski as Mrs. Dickinson.


Calleri's company will also be in charge of casting the upcoming Broadway production of Burn This by Lanford Wilson. As in much of Wilson's work, the play tackles issues of gay identity and complicated relationships. The production is directed by Michael Mayer and will star Adam Driver and Keri Russell. Previews will begin on March 15. 


James Calleri, along with his partners Paul Davis and Erica Jensen, run Calleri Casting. They have been awarded 14 Artios Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Casting. James proudly serves on the Board of the Casting Society of America. He resides in New York City and Saugerties, New York.