Jane Brody, CSA is the former director of Jane Brody Casting in Chicago (now Paskal/Rudnicke Casting). She has been working for the past 45 years as a teacher, actress, producer, casting director, agent, and stage director. Jane received the Casting Society of America’s Best Location Casting award for the film Fargo. As an actress, she performed at such theatres as The Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis, Drury Lane,Chicago, Los Angeles Actors’ Theatre and the Merle Oberon Theatre where she received the Los Angeles Weekly’s Best Actress Award. While in Los Angeles she served as Assistant to Michael Shurtleff and as a private acting coach. In Chicago Jane founded the Acting Studio Chicago where she taught for fifteen years. She recently retired from her Associate Professorship in Performance at The Theatre School, Depaul University in Chicago. Prior to that, she was head of undergraduate acting at Louisiana State University. Jane’s first book The Actor’s Business Plan: A Career Guide for the Acting Life will be released in Oct of 2015 by Bloomsbury Press, and will be followed by Neuroscience, Archetype, and Stanislavski for Routledge Press in 2016. Jane tours nationwide doing workshops in career building, audition techniques, and teaching her method of scene exploration using neuroscience and archetype called Superscenes.