Holly Buczek is no stranger to auditions, having been in the business as a performer since she was 5 years old! After graduating from Tisch School of the Arts at NYU and while performing at Vital Theatre Company, Holly discovered her passion for casting when the artistic team asked her to step in and cast Vital Theatre’s award winning seasons of new, family musicals. Her enthusiasm for her work at Vital and drive to advance garnered her an internship at Tara Rubin Casting and an associate position with Michael Cassara for his 2011 Summer Season.
Branching out on her own as HDB Casting, Holly has raised the production level at Vital Theatre Company with her personal brand of casting savy. Boasting three nominations for off-Broadway Alliance award during her residence, with Stinky Kids winning in 2012. She has a keen eye for exceptional performers, a unique talent for “thinking outside of the box” and a razor sharp memory for people and faces. Holly prides herself on creating a casting environment that allows performers to be uninhibited and bring all of their talent and personality to the table.
Holly is currently the Casting Director for Musicals Tonight!, Matt Murphy Productions and Vital Theatre Company. She recently completed a 2 year Associate Position with JDC working on the national touring companies of Annie, Mamma Mia!, 42nd Street, Wizard of Oz, and Joseph…
Some of Holly’s favorite projects have included Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike plus Deathtrap for The Engeman Theatre, World Tenors, Unleashed (Concert), Absolution (off-Broadway), past seasons of Millbrook Playhouse, MacBeth, Much Ado About Nothing and Richard III for The Secret Theatre, Caroline or Change for Cyrano’s Theatre in Alaska, The Independents for Fringe 2012 (voted “Best of Fest”), iLLA, A Hip Hop Musical (staged reading), Deployed, The Musical, The Groove Factory, The Brain That Wouldn’t Die – In 3D and The Pirates Of Finance for NYMF, R U Nobody 2? (a staged reading at the Dramatists' Guild) and for Bard SummerScape festival, The Ballad of Rom and Julz and Bitter Sweet. Film/TV/Web: Naz And Maalik (featured at SXSW), Diva (featured at The Brooklyn Film Festival), internet commercial for INTEL and a spec commercial for LIPTON.
Holly has led casting workshops and panels for Backstage, AMDA, TVI Studios, Wagner College, Center Stage Theatre Company in Westport CT and Newport Children’s Theatre in Rhode Island.
For a complete list of her projects, please visit the PROJECTS page.