Working Shift: Casting Directors Play important Role in Creating the Right Ensemble

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casting_audition
Louise Palanker/Flickr

Working Shift: Casting Directors Play important Role in Creating the Right Ensemble

There’s a joke that many struggling actors get their start-or at least a role-on one of Dick Wolf’s Law and Order series. The prolific show creator gives actors a lot of opportunities, and more and more of those are right here in Chicago.

His shows Chicago PD, Chicago Fire, Chicago Med and the upcoming Chicago Law keep people like Claire Simon very busy. Simon is the founder of Claire Simon Casting, and she’s casting those shows and many others. As part of our Working Shift series, we talk to Claire Simon about picking that perfect person for a role.