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Welcome to the website of JC Clementz!

JC is the Casting Director at Steppenwolf Theatre Company and a freelance stage director. He has cast productions out of Chicago and New York over the past decade including the Broadway productions of Linda Vista, Pass Over, and The Minutes. As a freelance director his credits include the Associate Director for the pre-Broadway run of The Devil Wears Prada: A New Musical (Broadway in Chicago), Director of The NerdThe 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.


Casting - Steppenwolf's 2023-2024 Season


Casting - Downstate by Bruce Norris at Playwrights Horizons

Casting - King James by Rajiv Joseph at Manhattan Theatre Club 


The New York Times said King James was "perfectly cast." 

JC was nominated for an Artios Award for his casting of Bug by Tracy Letts! Read about it in Deadline and Playbill

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"Clementz excels in comic and musical pieces, crisply executed and masterfully paced while nevertheless tapping into deeper, often overlooked emotional undercurrents."

- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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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 Downstate by Bruce Norris (also National Theatre, UK and off-Broadway), Tracy Letts' The Minutes (on Broadway in 2022) 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 before transferring to Broadway in 2021. JC has been nominated for Artios Awards for his casting work on Bug (2022) and Duchess! Duchess! Duchess! (2021). He is a proud member of the Casting Society.

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