Parents — this Linktastic is for you! Does your child have dreams of the stage or screen? Read on!
- From Backstage.com: 8 Tips for Raising a Child Actor
- A must-read for all theatre patrons, not just parents: Theatre Etiquette for Parents. (via The Lovers, The Dreamers and You)
- Advice from former child star Mayim Bialik (currently playing Amy Farrah Fowler from Big Bang Theory): So Your Kid Wants to be an Actor? Tough Noogie!
- “Stop trying to make sense of this business” — there are No Quick Fixes, Kids Need to Prepare.
- Preparing for Your Kid’s Audition has a great section about items to have in a “go bag” ready at all times for when you receive those last-minute audition calls. Also from the article worth mentioning: “For auditions and castings, there’s an unwritten rule that states “One adult per child.” This means do not bring grandma and grandpa to the audition unless you have more than one child auditioning at the same time. The more hot and crowded a room gets, the more chance of your child getting cranky.” Bring the whole famjam to the show once your kid gets cast!
- The Young Actors Camp blog has lots of useful articles for parents of aspiring actors.
- My good friend Ellen’s son Jimmy performed in the Stratford Festival‘s production of Camelot last year, and she blogged about it.
Are you a parent of an aspiring or working young actor? Do you have useful tips for parents? Share them in the comments!