Sylvia Gregory, CSA
Sylvia Gregory has cast SAG Feature and Independent Short Films, video games, commercials, web spots, print ads and ad campaigns for numerous national and regional commercials. She got her start casting as an Associate at The Denver Center for the Performing Arts, and then partnered with Cathy Reinking, former Casting Director at NBC. Sylvia opened her own agency in 2010, and has since cast the episodic films “Encrucijada” for PBS and Univision, which won the Heartland Regional Emmy in 2015. The New York Times has recognized her work for both The Colorado Office of Suicide Prevention’s “Man Therapy” PSA campaign, and The Colorado Shakespeare Festival’s production of Hamlet. Sylvia has worked as a Performance Director for Deck Nine Games, the Casting Director for The Colorado Shakespeare Festival for 9 seasons, the Casting Director for LOCAL Theatre for 7 seasons, as well as consulting on casting for many theaters throughout the state. She also teaches acting and auditioning for on-camera, video games and the stage. She holds a degree in Theater Arts with an emphasis in Acting from California State University Fullerton, a degree in classical acting from The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, and a Master’s of Fine Arts degree from The Alabama Shakespeare Festival/University of Alabama/PAT. Sylvia is a proud member of The Casting Society of America.
Grady Soapes, CSA
Casting Director and Certified Covid-19 Compliance Officer
Grady is the Director of Casting and Artistic Producer with DCPA. Selected casting credits include Twelfth Night, A Doll’s House and A Doll’s House, Part 2 in repertory, Oklahoma!, The Who’s Tommy, The Wild Party, Theater of the Mind and many other Denver Center productions. Choreography credits include several productions at DCPA, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Colorado State University and Perry-Mansfield. Grady is an avid reader, a British Monarch history fanatic and lover of all things food.
Rebecca Tourino Collinsworth
Rebecca is the communications hub of the SG Casting team. She compiles audition information, communicates with agents, schedules talent, and distributes deal memos. A teaching theater artist based in Seattle, in the last five years she has developed and produced more than fifty new plays through her company, Parley.
Kaylee is proud and excited to be apart of the SG team. Since she can remember she has always had a passion for the film and television industry. As an actress Kaylee is known for her roles in ID Discovery’s Deadly Dentist, SYFY’s Paranormal Witness and a handful of local commercials. Kaylee graduated from Grand Canyon University with a Bachelors in Film and Media Production. Additionally, Kaylee worked for a talent agency for 2 years in Scottsdale, AZ before moving to Denver, CO. She is excited to learn and grown in all aspects of the casting world. When she’s not working she is enjoying time in the mountains camping, hiking or hanging by the lake in the hot summer months. Kaylee has a fur child named Huxley who is a Golden Retriever and is recently married to her Husband Dan.
Eli is overjoyed to begin working with the SG Casting team. Eli is an arts administrator and theatre director. Previous directing credits include In the Closet (Off-Broadway, Theatre Row), WALL! A Thinly Veiled Metaphor for Our Political Situation Disguised as a New American Musical (Edinburgh International Fringe Festival, Scotland), Fly By Night (Southern Colorado Repertory Theatre), Tethered by Alexander Sage Oyen (Southern Colorado Repertory Theatre), Grounded (Southern Colorado Repertory Theatre). Eli is a graduate of New York University and is a member of the 2017 Lincoln Center Director’s Lab. Eli has a tiny black Pomeranian named Count von Count.
Allen McLain has over 15 years experience as a director and producer of commercials, brand films, documentary series and narrative content and has produced projects in Central America, Asia, Europe and Africa in 4 languages. He currently serves as CEO of Skytheory, a content company with offices and soundstage in Denver, Colorado where he hosts studio productions for clients such as NBC-Universal, ESPN, Comcast, MSNBC, and Travel Channel when not producing in-house branded content and entertainment productions.
As in most summers, there are many productions of “Hamlet” planned around the country, but in Colorado they’ll shake things up by casting a woman, Lenne Klingaman, in the title role.
– The New York Times, May 18, 2017
“Sylvia is able to pull in unique and new talent for us every time we cast. She is professional, quick, and is always our first call for casting. She’s been able to find the needle in the haystack every time.” – Brooke Woodruff, Senior Broadcast Producer, CACTUS
“The best thing about working with SG is their ability to find unexpected talent in a market where I thought I’d seen everybody.”
-Danielle Bryan, Senior Broadcast Producer, THE REPUBLIC
“Our shoot was a huge success. One of the best days of filming in recent memory. That whole cast top to bottom was amazing. What a wonderful group of people. All of them unique and original.” – Kevin Emmons, Director