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Steppenwolf has announced JC Clementz as their new Casting Director taking over duties on June 13th.
A native of the Chicago suburbs, Clementz spent the past five years on the artistic staff at Milwaukee Repertory Theater, where he most recently served as the Artistic Associate: Casting Director & Director of the Emerging Professional Residency.
In addition to his administrative duties at Milwaukee Rep, Clementz directed their productions of The Devil’s Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith, The Doyle & Debbie Show, Forever Plaid, and will direct the upcoming Irving Berlin’s I Love a Piano in the fall. He also directed the New York Premiere of Waiting: A Song Cycle at Cherry Lane Theatre after its run in Milwaukee. Prior to his time in Wisconsin, Clementz spent a season at Philadelphia’s Walnut Street Theatre, and he traveled throughout Europe as the Assistant Stage Manager for New York Harlem Productions’ international tour of Porgy and Bess. Clementz holds an MFA in Directing from Western Illinois University.