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How to Get Your Child Involved in Acting

Posted In Theaters - By KidsMug On Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 With 0 Comments

If your child displays a flair for the dramatic, as well as a positive attitude and an interest in theater, you might consider helping him get involved in acting. While acting can lead to professional opportunities, your child might also find it an interesting and engaging hobby that he wishes to pursue in his free time. Motivated and talented children with an internal drive to succeed and a passion for drama can successfully pursue quality acting opportunities that will help build their self-esteem and boost their confidence


  • Enroll your child in acting, voice coaching and/or dance classes. While not essential, these can help your child find out about her individual talents and interests. They also provide a good source of contacts and can bolster your child’s confidence and ensure she can hold her own in the competitive field of acting.
  • Explore acting opportunities within your child’s school. Sign up for any drama clubs or classes available through the school. Encourage your child to audition for school plays since these provide valuable job experience and can help him decide if he enjoys acting enough to pursue it as a professional opportunity.
  • Find out when local theater companies hold open casting calls and encourage your child to audition for appropriate roles. Involvement in local children’s theater productions and other theatrical endeavors can help add credibility to your child’s acting portfolio–a summary of information about your child that includes photographs and a resume showcasing your child’s talents and her professional experiences.
  • Hire an agent for your child if he decides to pursue any type of professional acting career. An agent provides professional representation for your child and can help him find a number of paying acting and, if appropriate, modeling opportunities.


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