Erica Daniels

Erica Daniels — Most recently, Erica served as President of Second City Theatricals. Before that, Erica was Associate Artistic Director at Steppenwolf Theatre Company. She joined the company in 2001 as the casting director. Erica did the original casting for Manhattan Theatre Club’s Broadway Production of Airline Highway. Previous projects include Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?.  She also cast the original production of August, Osage County (also for Broadway, The National Theatre of London and Sydney Theatre Company) and the Broadway production of Superior Donuts. Prior to this, Erica worked as an agent for Geddes, Arlene Wilson and Shirley Hamilton, and spent a year as The Theatre Department Coordinator at William Morris in New York. Working under George Lane, she worked with such writers as John Patrick Shanley, Richard Greenberg, and Edward Albee and directors such as Michael Mayer, Robert Falls and Daniel Sullivan. Erica began her career as a casting assistant at Jane Brody Casting. She has freelanced with various Chicago companies including Lookingglass, Collaboraction, About Face and Profiles. Erica is currently casting the Independent film Imperfections for Coin Op productions. Erica is on adjunct faculty at Ball State University. She holds a degree in Performance Studies from Northwestern.