Author, "Hollywood 101"
Emmy® Nominee, Chambers Stevens, is one
of Los Angeles top kids and teens acting coaches. He
has coached thousands of young actors for shows on Nickelodeon, Disney,
CBS, NBC, ABC, WB, plus countless films, theater production and commercials.
Chambers is a graduate of The Conservatory of Theater Arts at Webster
University and the founder of The Nashville Shakespeare Festival
now in its 16th year.
As a television actor, Chambers has appeared in over 50 commercials
Coke®, Apple Computers®, Burger King®, and General Motors®.
Hes also appeared on
soaps (The Young and the Restless), sitcoms (Dear John), and pilots
Hanks) to name just three. Hes starred in the 6-time Emmy® Award
winning show, "The
Steve Spots" which also received a George Peabody Award; "
Funnybones" Emmy® winner for Outstanding
Childrens Program, and "Geoscout" Emmy® nominated
as Outstanding Actor
in a Childrens
As a theater actor, Chambers has performed in over a hundred theater productions
(including Romeo and Juliet-3 times, Midsummers Night Dream -3 times, Biloxi Blues,
West Side Story, and Brighton Beach Memoirs). He is the recipient of the Geoffrey Award
for Best Actor for his portrayal of Drew in Eastern Standard, and the prestigious
Backstage Garland Award for his one-man show Desperate for Magic (Elderidge Publishing).
Chambers performed in the West Coast premieres of two more one-man shows, Chesapeake by
Lee Blessing and My Son Susie by Cheryl Royce.
As a playwright, Chambers has won both the Ingram Fellowship and the Tennessee Arts
Commission Individual Artist Award. His play Real Life has been touring high schools for
15 years and has been performed for over a quarter of a million people. His play Mother of
Pearl premiered at The Company of Angels in LA ( I.E. Clark Publishing). In 2002, he had
two world premiere productions. Travels with Jack Lemmons Dog opened at The North
Star Theatre in New Orleans and Bing Bang Boom played to sold out houses at the University
of Florida. His recent hit Shaw and Twain Do Lunch won the Long Beach New Play Award.
Currently he is working on a new one-man show called Bucknekid Buckdancing . Chambers
wrote and directed the film Children of a Laughing God which premiered at the West
Virginia International Film Festival.
As an author and teacher, hes written 5 highly acclaimed Hollywood 101
series books for young performers looking for original material & practical advice.
(Sandcastle Publishing).Since his publishing debut, Chambers has toured the country giving
mini-workshops and signing books at over 70 book stores and countless elementary, middle,
and high schools. Check out www.chambersstevens.com
Currently Chambers lives in Hollywood, CA. Hes married to film
and theatre producer Betsy Sullener. They have two children,
Ziggy and Daisy (who just happen to be cats).