Off Script with Dan Dwyer: Casey Childs, Founder of Primary Stages on its Off-Broadway Oral History Project


Casey Childs founded Primary Stages in 1984 and has directed many productions for the company. He served as the Artistic Program Director for the New Dramatists from 1981 – 1985 and has directed other new plays Off-Broadway including Lanie Robertson’s Woman Before a Glass with Mercedes Ruehl at the Promenade Theatre (OBIE Awards for Performance and Design). Casey is the recipient of the Carnegie-Mellon Commitment to New Playwrights’ Award, as well as two Emmy Awards and many nominations for his extensive work in television. He is a past Vice President of the Directors’ Guild of America and a past trustee of The National Association of Television Arts and Sciences. He has taught at many universities including Columbia’s School of Film, New York University and Duke, and is currently an associate fellow at Calhoun College at Yale University. Casey has a BFA in acting and an MFA in directing from Carnegie-Mellon University.


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