Hollywood acting coach to conduct workshops Feb. 4, 5


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Media Contact: Ramona Young at 409-553-7968 or email



Hollywood acting coach to conduct workshops Feb. 4, 5
Hollywood acting coach and author Chambers Stevens will bring his expertise to Beaumont with a four workshops for young actors, Feb. 4 and 5. The workshops are hosted by Divergent Theater.


A pair of DISNEY/NICKELODEON workshops will be held Saturday, Feb. 4, where students will learn what their favorite family shows are looking for and how to give it to them. The class for students ages 7-11 will be held 8 a.m. to noon, and a workshop for students ages 12 and up will be held 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Parents are invited to attend a Q&A with Chambers during the final 30 minutes of each class. The cost is $100 a person.


On Sunday, Feb. 5, Stevens will host a pair of L.A. AUDITION TECHNIQUE workshops, 8 a.m. to noon for ages 7-11, and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. for ages 12 and up. Students will learn what Los Angeles casting directors are looking for, then practice and perfect their technique. Parents are invited to attend a Q&A with Chambers during the final 30 minutes of class. Cost is $85 a person.

Advance reservations are required as space is limited. Reserve a spot online at


The workshops will be held in the Assembly Hall at All Saints Episcopal School, 4108 Delaware in Beaumont.

Stevens is an expert in preparing actors for television and film auditions.

"We are really excited to offer these unique workshops," Ramona Young, Divergent Theater artistic director, said. "The students really get to participate in intensive training from one of the country’s top acting coaches."

Stevens is an expert on the Disney style and has a multitude of clients on the Disney Channel and Nickelodeon. He is an established coach and the author of seven books of monologues, scenes and commercials for young actors. 

“Chambers has a gift with children and teenagers,” Young said. “When he is coaching them on auditioning and different acting styles that are currently en vogue in Hollywood, he is super high energy. He’s fun, he does voices, he connects on their level — he’s just hilarious. Kids love him.”

He will teach students how to focus on the laugh, how to make an impression, and the difference between single camera and multi-camera auditions.

Stevens is married to Betsy Sullenger, producer of the Disney Channel hit "Liv and Maddie,"and recently won in five catagories “Best in L.A.” awards from Backstage, the national magazine for the film and television industry.

“Chambers instruction includes techniques on memorization and how to make your audition stand out," Young said. "There will also be scene and monologue work to help the young actors develop their skills."

This will be Stevens' 10th trip to Beaumont, during which he has taught dozens of Southeast Texas' young actors.

“Kids are the best,” he said. “They are so full of creativity and energy. Their imaginations are powerful so they can throw themselves in to any scene. Plus they are so hungry for help from someone who knows what they are doing."


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