DIRECTOR | CASTING DIRECTOR
Welcome to the website of JC Clementz!
JC is the Casting Director at Steppenwolf Theatre Company and a freelance stage director. Prior to arriving in Chicago, he spent five years on the artistic staff at Milwaukee Repertory Theater as the Artistic Associate: Casting Director & Director of the Emerging Professional Residency. As a freelance director his credits include The Nerd, The All Night Strut!, Murder for Two, Irving Berlin’s I Love a Piano, The Devil’s Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith, The Doyle & Debbie Show, Forever Plaid (Milwaukee Rep), Waiting: A Song Cycle (The World’s Stage/Cherry Lane, NYC), and Murder for Two (Merrimack Rep). He holds an MFA in Directing from Western Illinois University, and is a proud member of SDC and the Casting Society of America.
Casting - Bug by Tracy Letts at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Casting - I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Isaac Gomez at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Original Casting - The Minutes by Tracy Letts on Broadway
"Clementz excels in comic and musical pieces, crisply executed and masterfully paced while nevertheless tapping into deeper, often overlooked emotional undercurrents."
- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
As Casting Director at Steppenwolf Theatre Company, and previously at Milwaukee Repertory Theater, JC has cast productions out of Chicago and New York City over the past decade. Highlights include the world premiere Steppenwolf productions of Tracy Letts' The Minutes (on Broadway in 2020) and Linda Vista (also Broadway and Los Angeles), The Doppelganger (an international farce) starring Rainn Wilson, and Antoinette Nwandu's Pass Over, which was filmed at Steppenwolf by Spike Lee and made its debut at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. He is a proud member of the Casting Society of America.