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Casting Call for Child
A casting calls for a child
involves the parent heavily, so for your child to
have a good audition, there are things you as a parent
must do well.
The first rule when having
your child audition for roles and dive into the world
of acting is to be honest with your child. Tell them
that no part is guaranteed, and they may go on hundreds
of auditions before they get their first part. If
they know exactly what to expect, they will decide
very easily whether performing is for them. After
all, it is and should always be their decision. Never
pressure your child to audition. Be supportive and
as interested as they are. Auditions for children
aren't for every child, even if you as a parent think
your child is the cutest, most talented kid in the
During an audition, the cardinal
rules apply just as in a regular, adult audition.
Arrive fifteen minutes early and come prepared and
rehearsed. Though your child is playing a part, let
them be themselves. Casting directors like kids who
act like kids. It is your child's choice to have you
accompany them into the audition. You as a parent
will not be able to sit in the audition. No added
pressure from parents has ever increased a child's
chance of getting a role, and casting directors feel
a parent's presence will affect their performance.
Be respectful and tell your
child they did great afterwards. Constant support
is necessary when the rejection rate of auditions
for children is so great. Once you have finished your
audition, wait two minutes before you leave in case
the casting director wants you to come back in and
read again. After two minutes, sign out, thank the
casting assistant and leave quietly.
Hopefully your child will land
a role and you will continue to be a supportive parent.
If your child is sincerely into acting and wants to
pursue it as a career, enroll them in local theatre
companies and expose them to arts around your area
as well as find other auditions for children that
you and your child both think would be fun roles to
do. Good luck!