Jason Blitman is a director, producer, casting director and acting coach, who after 10 years in New York City is now based in San Diego. As the Associate Artistic Director for TheaterWorksUSA, Jason hired 400+ actors to work in dozens of Equity shows touring around the country and Off-Broadway, as well as the casting for The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical in its original run. Jason worked as a freelance director where he assisted on the New York Philharmonic productions of the Emmy-winning Sweeney Todd starring Emma Thompson and Show Boat starring Vanessa Williams and Norm Lewis; assisted Roger Rees on the new musical Dog and Pony at The Old Globe; assisted Michael Grief on readings of the new musicals Dear Evan Hanson and A Walk on the Moon; directed Into the Woods on Fire Island, Skyline, a new musical at the New York International Fringe Festival, and has developed multiple new musicals with up-and-coming writing teams. During his time in the artistic department of The Public Theater, Jason worked on over 40 productions including Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide…, The Apple Family Plays, and Fun Home. Jason is a graduate of The Theatre School at DePaul University.