Casting Call For Child Actors in NYC


About the Project

Have you been waiting for a chance to polish your child’s incredible talent of performing in front of the camera? Is your child candid, dynamic, cheerful, and confident? If yes, they may finally have a chance to work with one of the one of the leading comedy clubs in the world.

The Second City (a school of improvisation, and theatre) – from where famous names Tina Fey, Bill Murray, and Chris Farley took their set of wings, is heading to NYC in search of blooming child stars for their upcoming video production.
This time their patron is an organization dedicated to bringing about social improvement. They place focus on helping the people of New York explore and use their potential to develop New York City into a stronger, healthier, and well connected city. Through this particularly creative project they wish to educate the people of New York about the significance of swim safety and provide assistance in teaching more people to swim.

What are We Looking For

For the video production, The Second City is in search of:

  • Child actors

  • Aged between 8 and 10 years of age

  • Older actors can apply if they look like they fall in the prescribed age range

  • Should be currently residing in New York

  • Any ethnicity

The child should be

  • Eloquent in speech

  • Youthful

  • Intelligent

  • A performer

  • Able to connect with people of all ages (grandparents, parents, teens, and kids)

Think your child can pull off all that? Check out the other details.

Shoot Details

  • Where: New York City, New York

  • Type: Paid

  • Genre: educational video

Audition Details

  • For the video, The Second City is accepting taped video auditions.

  • The videos can be submitted latest by Sunday, April 17th 2016.

  • Please make sure your submissions adhere to the set of instructions panned out by the team.

  • Please ensure that your audition submissions are completely brand safe and family friendly.

Important Instructions

To submit your child’s taped auditions, here’s what you need to know:

  • Use a laptop camera or a cell phone camera to tape the audition.

  • Your submission email should have “NYC Casting” as its subject.

  • The slate to camera: The child’s full name and Union status.

Any submissions received without the aforementioned details would not be considered.

How To Apply For The Role

To apply for The Second City’s NYC casting project, send all taped auditions to

  • Deadline: 2016-04-17

Kindly note: We DO require previous experience on camera.

It’s paid, and fun. Who would want to miss out on a chance like that!

If you currently reside in New York City, and have a child who fits the above mentioned criteria, please feel free to apply on their behalf of them. There are 35 to 40 spots up for grabs – get them a chance to showcase their talent, submit a taped audition today!


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