JZ CASTING is a boutique New York office, founded by Geoff Josselson, CSA and Katja Zarolinski, CSA. The office handles casting for theater, film, television and live events. Recent clients include Alley Theatre, Arena Stage, Baltimore Center Stage, Cape Playhouse, City Theatre, The Civilians, The Irish Repertory Theatre, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Kennedy Center, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Paper Mill Playhouse, Pasadena Playhouse, Pittsburgh CLO, Pittsburgh Public Theatre, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Signature Theatre, South Coast Repertory, Studio Theatre, Theaterworks Hartford, and Woolly Mammoth Theatre.
GEOFF JOSSELSON, CSA (Partner / Casting Director) has been a casting director for 19 years, specializing in theatrical casting for Broadway, off-Broadway and major New York and Regional Theatre companies. His work covers a wide range of both plays and musicals, including readings, workshops and developmental productions, large-scale faithful remountings and bold new revivals, as well as award-winning world premieres.
He founded Geoff Josselson Casting in 2007, handled casting for New York and Regional Theatres including Arena Stage, Arizona Theatre Company, Barrington Stage Company, Bay Street Theatre, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Bucks County Playhouse, Cape Playhouse, City Springs Theatre Company, The Civilians, Cleveland Play House, Denver Center, Marriott Theatre, The Old Globe, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, People's Light Theatre, Pittsburgh CLO, Pittsburgh Public Theatre, Round House Theatre, San Francisco Symphony, and the York Theatre Company. He has also contributed to casting for productions at American Conservatory Theatre (ACT), American Repertory Theater (ART), La Jolla Playhouse, McCarter Theatre, Second Stage and Williamstown Theatre Festival.
Geoff is also a casting director with The Telsey Office, where he has worked on projects including the Broadway revivals of Sweeney Todd starring Josh Groban, Annaleigh Ashford, Gaten Matarazzo and Jordan Fisher, Into the Woods starring Sara Bareilles, Brian D'Arcy James, Patina Miller, Phillipa Soo, Gavin Creel, and Joshua Henry, as well as the revival of Kinky Boots, City Center Encores' Oliver!, the live-action Snow White film for Disney, and Beauty and the Beast Live for ABC.
He is also responsible for casting the Broadway production of The Velocity of Autumn starring Estelle Parsons (2014 Tony Nominee, Best Actress in a Play) and many other acclaimed New York productions, including Southern Comfort (Public Theatre), Yank! (York Theatre), Pretty Filthy (The Civilians), John and Jen (Keen Company), Enter Laughing (York Theatre), Himself and Nora (Minetta Lane), Altar Boyz (off-Broadway and tour), The Originalist (59E59) and National Tours for Disney, Nickelodeon and Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Select Regional productions include Anything Goes (starring Corbin Bleu), The Little Foxes (starring Marg Helgenberger), I Hate Hamlet (starring Elizabeth Ashley and Tom Hewitt), The Pajama Game (with Donna McKechnie), Steel Magnolias (with Judy Kuhn and Mary Testa), and Camp David (starring Ron Rifkin and Richard Thomas).
He has also cast numerous readings and workshops, including The Miss Firecracker Contest (starring Ginnfer Goodwin), Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 (with Lucas Steele), The Tapioca Miracle (starring Karen Ziemba, Annaleigh Ashford and Annie Golden), White's Lies (starring Molly Ringwald, Alan Tudyk and Anna Chlumsky), Mandela (starring Norm Lewis), Robin Hood: The Final Adventure (starring Christy Carlson Romano and Anthony Warlow), The Barefoot Boy with Check (with Max Von Essen, Jenn Colella and Drew Gehling), Backstage Baby (starring Rob McClure), Nicholas & Alexandra (starring Constantine Maroulis and Teal Wicks), and Tina Girlstar (starring Laura Osnes and Lena Hall).
His work on Film/TV includes Henry's Crime (starring Keanu Reeves), The Life of an Actress, It's Kind of a Funny Story, Dragonball Z, and Lipstick Jungle (NBC).
Geoff has also cast for Broadway, Off-Broadway, film and television with Calleri Casting, Cindy Tolan Casting, Dave Clemmons Casting, Mark Simon Casting and Caparelliotis Casting.
He is a proud graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and member of the Casting Society of America.
KATJA ZAROLINSKI, CSA (Partner / Casting Director) has over a decade of experience casting for Broadway, off-Broadway, Regional Theatre, film, and television. During her eight year tenure at McCorkle Casting, Katja worked on the Broadway productions of On The Town and Amazing Grace as well as the off-Broadway productions of Tribes, Hit the Wall, Stalking the Bogeyman, Party Face, Shear Madness, Clever Little Lies, The Trial of an American President, Lady Day, Finks, Georgia Mertching is Dead, Please Continue, Falling, The 7th Monarch. Regional credits include productions for Guthrie Theater, Barrington Stage Company, George Street Playhouse, Baltimore Center Stage, Pittsburgh Public Theater, Contemporary American Theater Festival, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Studio Theatre, Olney Theatre, Alley Theatre, Connecticut Repertory Theatre, PlayMakers Repertory Company, Resident Ensemble Players, Seattle Repertory Theatre, and many more.
Her work on feature film includes Bernard and Huey, Fair Market Value, Senior Moment, Year By The Sea, Child of Grace, My Man Is A Loser, After The Sun Fell, Police State and for television, she worked on Twisted (ABC Family Pilot), Sesame Street, Saint George (NY Casting) and One Night Only (VEVO Pilot).
Katja is an alum of the BFA Musical Theatre program at Syracuse University, where she attended the NYC Tepper Semester and was mentored by the staff at Calleri Casting.
Katja is a proud member of the Casting Society of America, where she sits on the Diversity Committee and has been nominated for 2 Artios Awards.