As a playwright, actor, and creative producer, Casey J. Adler is motivated by the plays of Arthur Miller, August Wilson, and the great filmmaker Sidney Lumet. Their stories of grounded realism rooted in the failings they witnessed in society have convicted him to illustrate truths that will help audiences understand culture with a critical lens.
Adler is the co-founder and Head of Development of the non-profit Actors Circle Ensemble. Under the theatre company, he is proud to have co-created and helmed the New Works series PICplays: Perform Inform Change along with Swedish theate artist Victoria Nilsson. PIC plays was featured in Broadway World, Labor Notes, and other press outlets. Adler brought aboard artists from Japan, UK, Puerto Rico, New York, and Los Angeles to create and develop new short plays related to contemporary issues, including: Unionism In America, Environmentalism, Education & Youth Empowerment, Discrimination, and Health Care. The goal is to unite artists and academics to inspire and inform audiences with the most pressing issues of our day.
He's a playwriting member of the renowned Actors Studio and his full length play Birdy placed as a finalist for Screencraft’s Stage Play Competition and Storyline’s Vitruvian Award. He has had play productions and readings by Mixily Presents, Jewish Women’s Theater’s NEXT, and Actors Circle Ensemble. He is a proud fellow of the Inquiry for Jewish Artists through the Institute for Jewish Creativity in Los Angeles.
Adler has been a working actor in film and television for a decade. Credits include: The Upshaws (Netflix), Penny Dreadful (Showtime), Bunheads (Freeform), Grandfathered (FOX), NBA Pilot (ABC Studios), and Juveniles (Disruptive LA).
He is a restless artist, who strives to create and collaborate with artists of all backgrounds and mediums. He is dedicated to “pushing the envelope” as an artist and providing a more impactful experience to participating audiences.