STEVEN CARL McCASLAND (Director) is the Artistic Director and founder of Beautiful Soup Theater. A graduate of Pace University, he has directed over 20 New York productions, including revivals of Rags, Moose Murders, A Doll’s Life and Falsettos. Most recently, McCasland directed the critically acclaimed American premiere of Lift. Other favorite directorial credits include: Crossing Brooklyn, Imagine That, A Streetcar Named Desire, Medea, Death of a Salesman. A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Hudson River Park, Aida, Antigone, Dog Sees God, Macbeth, Eurydice, Hamlet and more. Also appearing on stage, some of his favorite credits include: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Billy Bibbit), The Hot L. Baltimore (Paul Granger III), as Howie Keene in the first New York revival of Moose Murders and as The Baker in Into The Woods. In 2012, his original play neat & tidy opened to critical acclaim at the Gene Frankel Theatre and was named one of Examiner.com’s Top Ten Dramatic Picks of the Year. His original Parisian adaptation of Alice in Wonderland enjoyed an extended Off-Broadway run at The SoHo Playhouse in 2011. In 2010, he was named a “Need-To-Know” Director by Out Magazine. This April, his original play Little Wars will see its World Premiere production. When not in rehearsal, he can be found playing the piano at Marie’s Crisis and other piano bars in the city.