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    Fall 2016 Checklist: Child Actors

    Backstage Expert Denise Simon breaks down eight things that every parent of young performers should take care of before summer comes to a close and the busy school year starts up again!

  • News

    This ‘Stranger Things’ Star Has a Voice for Broadway

    Watch the Netflix hit’s Dustin (Broadway actor Gaten Matarazzo) sing “Bring Him Home” from “Les Misérables.”

  • Advice

    How to Find a Kids Monologue

    Backstage Expert Mae Ross breaks down some simple ideas for finding appropriate monologues for child actors!

  • How to Get Your Child Actor an Agent

    CESD talent agent Kerri Krilla and Anh Sobo, mother to Ripley Sobo, child star of “Matilda the Musical” and “Steve Jobs,” talk about how to land an agent, what to look for in your son or daughter’s representation, and what parents should expect.

  • Advice

    How Child Actors Master Cold Reads

    Backstage Expert Denise Simon knows that cold reads are hard enough for adult actors—so how can young performers do them successfully? By following these three tips!

  • Advice

    8 Steps to a Perfect Self-Tape Audition

    Artistic Director of A Class Act NY Jessica Rofé wants you to stop falling into these self-taped audition traps—and offers simple solutions to make your next submission look like a polished professional filmed it!

  • Advice

    How Child Actors Can Land an Agent

    Acting coach Denise Simon speaks to a slew of talent agents about what causes them to sign a young performer. Are you doing these five things to impress agents and casting directors?

  • Advice

    How to Behave on Set for Child Actors

    Acting teacher and Backstage Expert Mae Ross breaks down the appropriate on-set behavior for children—and their parents!

  • News

    Would You Buy a Porsche From Kristen Stewart?

    Before becoming a household name thanks to “Twilight,” Kristen Stewart was a promising young child actor starring in movies and commercials alike.

  • Advice

    How to Help Kids Handle Rejection

    Auditioning should still be a fun opportunity to act for child performers, whether they book the job or not. But if your young thespian gets stung by losing the job, Backstage Expert Mae Ross has tips for handling audition rejection.