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Coaching and Taping

30 min - $40

60 min - $70

Audition Taping & Private Coaching

when emailing a coach for a taping.

Moonlight Stage Company offers private coaching in acting, singing, songwriting, playwriting, as well as audition coaching and taping.  See our staff below, or go to our Teachers page to email your coach directly!

Tapes will be edited and sent to you and your agent/casting if you choose.


Audition Taping and Coaching Rates*

Additional $10 per audition tape

[Any other increment of time = $1 / min + $10 editing fee]

*No show fee $25

Estes Tarver

Estes’ students have booked countless major leading, series regular, guest star, and recurring roles on TV shows and films such as AMC’s The Walking Dead, TURN, Preacher, Halt and Catch Fire, Disney’s Austin and Alley. TNT’s Good Behavior, Bobcat Goldthwait’s Misfits and Monsters, HBO’s Eastbound and Down and Vice Principals, Adult Swim’s Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell, Boy Erased, Outcast, Atlanta, The Lone Ranger, Barely Lethal, AMC’s TurN, Terminator Genesis, Drop Dead Diva’s, Last Vegas, Stuck in Love, Eastbound and Down, Triple Nine, Hunger Games, The Bay (Barry Levinson), Army Wives, Hick, Banshee, Revolution, and many others. He has also had students in leading roles on Broadway in works such as “A Bronx Tale”, and “School of Rock”, Students have also booked and had many callbacks to Disney TV, Nickelodeon, Disney XD, and the National tour of “Peter Pan”, etc. Estes also regularly works as an actor on Television, Film, and stage in major regional theatres and for major networks.  He also has a Masters from UNC-PlayMakers Repertory Company in Acting. Estes is also a writer/director for film, television, and stage.


Jeris Donovan

Jeris clients have booked films such as Troupe Zero, Words on Bathroom Walls, Forever Your Girl, What Men Want, and TV shows Stranger Things, The Resident, Stephen King’s Creep Show, Misfits and Monsters, NCIS New Orleans, Good Behavior, Mr. Mercedes, TURN, Halt and Catch Fire, The Guest Book, Adult Swim as well as landed call backs for Nickelodeon, Disney and Disney XD. Her actors have had callbacks and booked principal roles in commercials for Annies Mac n Cheese, Ritz, Sheetz, Republic Wireless, Meineke, and Belk, to name a few. She has performed and directed improv for over twenty years and performed stand-up comedy all over the country. She studied improv at the renowned “Second City” in Chicago, Improv Olympic-Chicago, and Annoyance Theater, and has taught all levels of improvisation at the Improv Olympic West conservatory in Los Angeles. Jeris is a Meisner trained actor, and has worked on such television shows as Spin City, Two Guys and a Girl, and much more for networks such as ABC, CBS and continues to work in the business.


Sean McCracken

Sean McCracken is a professional actor and singer who has over 20 years experience working on stage, as well as in TV, film, voice overs, and commercials in the Southeast and Los Angeles. Sean’s clients have booked major roles on Broadway, Film, and TV, including The King and I (Broadway), Waitress (Natl Tour), Office Christmas Party, Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2, House of Cards, Daytime Divas, Good Behavior, Misfits and Monsters, Black Lightning, Champaign ILL, Ozark, The Resident, Swamp Thing, Uncle Frank, Stargirl, Reprisal, The Walking Dead 3, etc. Students have also booked commercials, industrials, local amateur and professional theatre, and had many callbacks for major films and network TV shows. Sean regularly works as an actor on Television, Film, and on stage locally with North Carolina Theatre, Theatre Raleigh, the Duke Energy Center, Temple Theatre, and others. Sean has a BA in Dramatic Art from UNC, and has trained with Emmy Winning Director Joan Darling, as well as Estes Tarver and Jeris Donovan.


Paul Paliyenko

Paul Paliyenko is a professional actor and improviser with over twenty years of experience performing on stage, screen, television, commercials and voiceover in Boston and Raleigh. His students have booked roles in feature films, episodic television and national and regional commercials including The Best of Enemies, Embattled, Mr. Mercedes, Smoketown, VISA/Starbucks, Republic Wireless, Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC, Hendricks Toyota Toyotathon, Food Lion, The Jane and Cam Show and Don’t Say Velcro. Paul is also an award-winning producer, director, cinematographer and sound designer with hundreds of producing and directing credits for TV, video and audio productions.


Katie Paxton

Katie Paxton is an actress, writer, teacher and coach. Her students have booked major roles on film and television, including The Blacklist, Quantico, The Deuce, Mr. Robot and Bloodline. Her film and television credits include The Long Road Home (National Geographic, series regular), Billy and Billie (DirecTV written and directed by Neil LaBute, recurring), The Good Wife (CBS, recurring), Forever (ABC, guest star), The Black List (NBC, guest star), How He Fell in Love (dir. Marc Meyers) and The Heart Machine (dir. Zach Wigon). Recent theatre includes The Way of the World by Theresa Rebeck (world premiere at Dorset Theatre Festival), Bedroom Farce (Huntington Theatre Company), Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, In the Next Room, The Imaginary Invalid and Noises Off(PlayMakers Repertory Company). She has booked multiple commercials including a Crest national network spot and has years of experience working and auditioning in the top casting offices in New York. Katie holds a BA and MFA in Acting from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has taught at the college and professional level for the past six years in NYC.


Oliver Riera

Oliver Riera is a professional actor and improvisor who has worked in films, television, commercials, and on stage. His students have had callbacks to producers and booked major film and television such as The Accountant (Ben Affleck), Disney Channel, Mercy StreetBare KnuckleOutcastFist Fight (Ice Cube, Charlie Day, Tracey Morgan), Big Little Lies (Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Zoe Kravitz), and many more. He has studied with Rich Talarico (Head writer for Key and Peele, Mad TV, SNL, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno), Emmy Award Winner Joan Darling, DSI Comedy Theatre, and Jeris Donovan.



Coaching Rates

30 min $35
45 min $45
60 min $60

Carrie Marshall

Named “Top Charlotte Vocalist” by the Carolina Entertainment Network, Carrie Marshall has performed on stages across New England and the Carolinas. Carrie has been involved as a performing artist, session singer, composer, producer, keyboardist, vocal coach and music director. 1st place winner of the NC Songwriter’s Co-Op Competition and a Top 10 finalist of the UK International Songwriting Competition, she holds a B.A. in Music and an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction. Vocally she studied under Mark Baxter and Dr. John Hugo and specializes in helping singers understand and best use their unique instrument. Carrie’s piano instruction blends the classical model with music theory and ear training from beginner to advanced levels.



Estes' Rates

30 min - $45

60 min - $75


30 min - $30

60 min - $60