Casting Director, CSA
Hometown – St. Louis, MO
Education – Drake University, B.F.A. Theatre
Current Celebrity Crush – Idris Elba or anyone from Schitt’s Creek
Favorite Movies – Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party, Saint Frances
Favorite TV Shows – The Jinx, The Leftovers, Broadchurch
A Fun Fact – I was once a professional funnel cake maker
Casting Director, CSA
Hometown – Palatine, IL
Education – Illinois State University, B.A. Theatre
Current Celebrity Crush – John Clarence Stewart
Favorite Movies – The Color Purple, ET, guilty pleasure-Grease
Favorite TV Shows – House, Ted Lasso, Bluey
A Fun Fact – 1st baby of the New Year; born :30 sec after midnight, no, I won’t say what year
Jennifer S. Rudnicke started her casting career as the assistant to Cherie Mann in 1993. After working for other casting companies and starting her own Jaz Casting, she partnered with Mickie Paskal in 2002 to form Paskal Rudnicke Casting. They work in Television, cast for Film; Feature and Independent, Commercial, Voiceover and Print.
Casting Director, CSA
Hometown – Sonoma County, CA
College and Degree – The Theatre School at DePaul, B.F.A. Theatre Arts w/ a minor in African-American History
Current Celebrity Crush – Regina King, Phoebe Waller-Bridge
Favorite Movies – Drop Dead Gorgeous, The Big Short, Best In Show, Marcel The Shell With Shoes On
Favorite TV Shows – The Wire, Watchmen, Station Eleven, Hell’s Kitchen, RHOA
A Fun Fact – I’m Jewish + Chinese-American!
I’m was born and raised a San Francisco/Sonoma County girl. I left the wine country at 13 to attend The Millbrook School (a coed boarding school) for high school in New York, where I really honed my love for the arts. I first pursued acting at Chapman University but transferred to The Theatre School at DePaul where I fell in love with Chicago. I’ve worked for and with Mickie & Jennifer since I joined the staff in 2013 as a Casting Assistant. My summer internship after college changed my life forever and I’ve been addicted to casting ever since I stepped through their doors.
Since 2013 I’ve had the opportunity to work on amazing independent and studio features, nationwide searches, television, theatre productions, web-series, music videos and countless commercials and industrials. I love world-building in casting and could stay up late thinking up names forever. Favorite projects of ours include (but are not limited to): A24’s/Austin Vesely’s SLICE, Steve McQueen’s WIDOWS, both Noah Hawley’s fourth installment of FARGO and Chris Storer’s THE BEAR for FX, and HBO’s/Hiro Murai/Patrick Sommerville’s STATION ELEVEN.
Hometown – Pasadena, CA
Education – University of California, Davis. studied Dramatic Art and American Studies
Current Celebrity Crush – Ryan Gosling always and forever
Favorite Movies – Wet Hot American Summer, A Star Is Born
Favorite TV Shows – The Great British Bake Off, 30 Rock, THE BEAR!
A Fun Fact – Born and raised in Los Angeles, lived in New York for 10+ years, moved to Chicago in 2020 2 weeks before COVID!
Kaitlin joined PR Casting in 2021 after relocating to Chicago from New York City where she worked for Tara Rubin Casting for 11+ years.
There, Kaitlin worked on the Broadway productions of The Phantom of the Opera, King Kong, Falsettos, Prince of Broadway, Aladdin, Les Miserables, Bullets Over Broadway, Big Fish, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and Promises, Promises, among others, and the Off-Broadway productions of The Other Josh Cohen, #DateMe: An OkCupid Experiment, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, and Love, Loss, and What I Wore by Nora and Delia Ephron. She cast many regional theatre productions including Because of Winn Dixie at Goodspeed Opera House, Unmasked: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Weber at Paper Mill Playhouse, Marie, Dancing Still at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle, and Disney Theatricals’ The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Paper Mill Playhouse and La Jolla Playhouse.)
Kaitlin won a 2016 CSA Artios award for casting Clinton, The Musical and has also been nominated for her work at Bucks County Playhouse, the touring and Broadway productions of Falsettos, and the Broadway production of Prince of Broadway. Kaitlin hails from Southern California and studied Dramatic Art and American Studies at University of California, Davis. She lives in Lakeview with her husband and daughter.