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Karissa Murrell Myers

Casting Director

Karissa Murrell Myers

Karissa Murrell Myers is a theatre artist originally from Boise, Idaho, who works professionally as a casting director, actor, playwright, director, teaching artist, and producer. As a passionate advocate of diversity in the arts, her work primarily focuses on uplifting the work of marginalized voices in the theatre. She has worked at Strawdog Theatre Company as their resident Casting Director since 2019 and utilizes her position to be a fierce advocate for actors there. Other casting credits include working with (re)discover theatre, Red Tape Theatre, and Black Ensemble Theatre. She has an MFA in Performance from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Boise State University, and is a graduate of The School at Steppenwolf. Proud member of SAG-AFTRA.