Jenn Haltman is a Brooklyn-based director, casting director, and producer who originally hails from New Jersey. She began work in casting as an intern at New York Theatre Workshop, an internship that would culminate in her becoming one-half of the casting department until the summer of 2011. While there, she worked on numerous plays including Peter and the Starcatcher, Little Foxes, Aftermath, and The Misanthrope in addition to hundreds of readings and workshops.
Since then, Jenn has done freelance casting in theatre, film, and new media, both in New York and regionally. She is the casting director for Portland Stage in Maine and recently worked with Virginia Stage Company, Hartford Stage, and Gloucester Stage. Films include “Boy Meets Girl,” the award-winning short “Behind the Wall,” and the 2018 Sundance selection “Madeline’s Madeline.”
In 2014, she directed and co-produced a production of The Understudy by Theresa Rebeck at The Secret Theatre in Queens. This was her first foray back into directing since college and a project which ultimately led to the founding of her company Between Two Boroughs. She has since produced and directed the plays Summertime by Charles Mee and the New York premiere of Cannibal Galaxy: a love story by Charise Greene. Her additional directing credits include Maybe Never Fell at Axial Theatre in Westchester, NY and CastAndLoose Live!, a staged reading series at Joe’s Pub of curated offensive casting notices set around a theme.
Jenn’s Wednesday night ballet class is the highlight of her week. She is also an avid (gluten-free) baker with a penchant for reality TV.
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