BROOKLYN COLLEGE
DEPARTMENT OF THEATER

 

Brette Goldstein
Adjunct Lecturer, Acting for the Camera

Brette Goldstein (Brooklyn College)

 

BA, Theatre, University of Maryland at College Park

Brette Goldstein is currently casting a show being developed for Bravo. She is also casting The Pendant, written by Jeff Albert and directed by David Barrett; Bubble Girl,, written and directed by Peter McGennis; Engram, written and directed by Maggie Betts; Thumper, written and directed by Lindsey Copeland, Bless Her Little Heart, written by Hailey Giles; and 4 Lies, written and directed by Doug Lodato. Brette is also casting the pilot Ten-One. She was the Casting Director and Associate Producer of the feature film Hello Lonesome (with Lynn Cohen, Sabrina Lloyd and James Urbaniak), written and directed by Adam Reid, that won major awards at festivals internationally. Recent projects include Reaching Home, written and directed by Kenneth Murphy (with Debra Monk); Curly Dimpled Lunatics, written and directed by Adam Reid; Dovid Meyer, directed by Paul Mones; Deal Travis In, directed by Kim Garland, Downeast, (with Chris Sarandon, William Sadler and Rachel Miner), directed by Brad Coley; Vivienne Again, directed by Kim Garland; With All My Might, written and directed by Susan Hunt; Last Night with the Boys, directed by Robert DiFalco; God Don’t Make the Laws (with Paul Sorvino and Robert Prescott), directed by David Sabbath; Queen City (with Vivica A. Fox and Lyric Bent), directed by Peter McGennis; the PBS documentary No Job for a Woman: The Women Who Fought to Report WWII, narrated by Julianna Margulies; Herman and Shelly, directed by Bridget Stokes and Dog’s Lie, directed by Richard Atkinson. She cast the reading of Jonathan Betzler’s screenplay The Lost Prince (with Dylan Baker, Laila Robins, Betty Gilpin and Fred Weller). She cast the book trailers for Ed Falco’s The Family Corleone (prequel to The Godfather) and Seth Grahame-Smith’s (author of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies) book Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. She also cast the Off-Off Broadway Play, The Invested directed by Ron Canada and produced by Madeline Austin and Sue Wagner.

Other recent film projects include The Bell (with Martin Sheen), directed by Erik Weigel; The David Dance, written by Don Scime; Chicken Pox, written by Christopher Ciancimino; El Camino (with Elisabeth Moss, Leo Fitzpatrick, Christopher Denham, Wes Studi), written and directed by Erik Weigel; Homecoming (with Joe Cross and Josh Hamilton), directed by Jonathan Betzler; Live At Five (with Dylan Baker, Katie Finneran and Annie Golden), directed by Averie Storck; Buffalo Bushido (with Jesse L. Martin, John Savage and Frederick Weller), directed by Peter McGennis, Able Danger (with Elina Lowenson and Adam Nee) directed by David Herman; The Orange One, directed by Kristen Swanbeck; Bomb, directed by Ian Olds (Official Selection of the 2007 Sundance Film Festival); Sayeh, directed by Shabnam Piryaei; All You Need, directed by Nardeep Khurmi; Father’s Day, directed by Brian Rolling; Sugar-Free Kiss, directed by Richard Giannotti; A Maine Story, directed by Nina Chernik; ’Till Death Do Us Part, directed by Topaz Adizes; Harlem Moon, directed by Daralynn Hutson; Scientifico, directed by Fernando Scarpa; A Small Plague, directed by Kat Westergaard; The Highest Score, directed by Chandler Owen; Blink, directed by Damian Voerg; Once Upon A Film, directed by Decker; Future Imperfect, directed by Marshall Lewy; Edge of Town, directed by Chris Ciancimino; Flight School, directed by Kate Buhrmaster; Dancing Ground, directed by Tobin Addington; Piece of Cake, directed by Cynthia Boorujy; The Isabel Fish, directed by Lara Zizic; Keeper, directed by Al Davidian; Serial, co-directed by Kevin Arbouet and Larry Strong; Oogie, directed by Daniel Falcone; Thousand Year Reich, written and directed by Bret Stern; Everyone’s Depressed, written and directed by Yanna Kroyt Brandt; and AWOL, directed by Rae McGrath. She worked with Casting Director Michele Ortlip on Noon Blue Apples (with Thomas Jay Ryan and Norbert Leo Butz), which was featured at Sundance in 2001. She assisted on the extras casting of Wag the Dog.

Films Brette has cast have won awards and been official selections at Cannes, Sundance, Tribeca, Hamptons, Woodstock, Woods Hole, Clermont-Ferrand, DC Shorts, Philadelphia, Boston, Austin, Great Lakes, Sante Fe and the IFP Film Market to name just a few.

Brette has cast promos for such networks as Food Network’s The Cooking Channel, USA and VH1, as well as many commercials and industrials. She cast Ensemble Studio Theatre’s 2006 and 2007 Marathons, the World Premiere of Current Nobody directed by Daniel Aukin and The Unmentionables directed by Pam McKinnon for Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. Other plays include Serendib at the Ensemble Studio Theatre; The Comedy of Errors for Shakespeare on the Sound; Vigils and She Stoops to Comedy for Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company; Twelfth Night and The Crucible for Actors Theatre of Louisville; the NYC workshop of Transatlantic Liaison; the world premiere of The Radiant Abyss at the Woolly Mammoth Theatre in Washington, D.C.; Perfect Crime (Off-Broadway); Much Ado About Nothing for the Colonial Theatre; several productions for Muhlenberg Summer Theatre; as well as numerous staged readings in New York City.

Brette was the resident casting director of the Folger Theatre in Washington, DC from 1996-2006. Brette has also cast for such theatres as Epic Theatre Center (Off-Broadway), Dorset Theatre Festival, Source Theatre Company, Muhlenberg Theatre, Colonial Theatre, and Stage Door Acting Ensemble of New York. A former Casting Associate at Elissa Myers Casting, she worked on seasons for many theatres including Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Denver Center, Cleveland Playhouse, GeVa, Arizona Theatre Co., Great Lakes Theatre Festival, Studio Arena, Seattle Rep and the McCarter, as well as the PBS mini-series Benjamin Franklin. She also worked on the West Coast premiere of Tony Kushner’s Homebody/Kabul for Berkeley Rep. Brette is the former Co-Producing Director of Washington Jewish Theatre, Production Manager at Washington Shakespeare Co., and Associate Producer of the 17th Annual Washington Theatre Festival.

Brette has been the on-set coach for three films. She teaches acting and audition technique workshops and classes at One on One, Actors Connection, The Network and the Deena Levy Theatre Studio, as well as several universities including University of Maryland, Montclair State University and Muhlenberg College.

She is coaching executives and journalists in the financial technology sector, as well as human rights activists and lobbyists. Brette has also coached the leads in several films (including The Boarding House as well as the star of the A&E series Runaway Squad).