Caroline Neff

Casting Director

Caroline moved to Chicago from South Texas in the fall of 2004 to study theatre at Columbia College. The first play she saw in town was Steep Theatre's Incident at Vichy and she immediately fell in love with the strong, ensemble-based work she saw and remembers very vividly being amazed at what theatre is, what it can be, and the vast opportunity is has to change the world around you.
She became an ensemble member in early 2008 has grown exponentially as an artist thanks largely in part to the high standards Steep set for each of its productions. She has also served as Casting Director since 2010 and has had the great pleasure of casting some of the finest actors Chicago has to offer.
Since graduating from Columbia in 2007, she has had the distinct pleasure of getting to work with storefront institutions such as Strawdog, Mary-Arrchie, and Griffin Theatres, some upstarts like Jackalope and Pinebox Theatres, and mainstays of the Equity world, such as Next, Northlight, and Steppenwolf Theatres. She received her Equity card in the summer of 2012 thanks to her role as Irina in Tracy Letts' adaptation of Three Sisters, directed by Anna D. Shapiro, and joined SAG-AFTRA in the summer of 2013 thanks to Chicago Fire. She can be seen in independent films such as Older Children and Open Tables, and on stages around Chicago. Caroline is also an ensemble member of Steppenwolf Theatre.
Caroline is so, so proud to call Steep her artistic home and is grateful for any excuse to spend time with her artistic family within our confines and beyond. 

Steep Productions

The Knowledge
The Receptionist
Under the Blue Sky
A Brief History of Helen of Troy
Harper Regan
In Arabia We'd All Be Kings
Seven Days
Greensboro: A Requiem
Of Mice and Men