Casey Childs is the founder and executive producer of Primary Stages in New York City. Throughout a distinguished career at his own theater and as a director at leading new play development programs, Childs has identified and supported the work of promising artists as well as the development and production of new plays and musicals. He is the recipient of the Carnegie-Mellon Commitment to New Playwrights Award, as well as two Emmy Awards and many nominations for his extensive work in television. He is a past vice president of the Directors Guild of America and a past trustee of the National Association of Television Arts and Sciences. He was a Center theater panelist in 2012.