"Janet is the ideal teacher. She has an infectious passion for acting, and is committed to her students succeeding. She can help prepare you for auditions, practice/find monologues, and break down any script. She is fantastic."
~ Dillon Kelleher
"Janet was a phenomenal coach to work with. I wanted to audition for grad school (MFA Acting programs), and had no idea where to begin. Janet not only provided me with the professional guidance I needed for school auditions, but also helped me pick amazing monologues and use very solid acting techniques to help ground me as an actor. I was not just preparing for school auditions I was becoming a better actor by working with Janet."
~ Jonathan Allsop
"After working with Janet, I have definitely seen a big increase in the number of jobs I book. Now I get sent out more than ever. She gives tangible and practical advice that is easy to understand and implement. I'm so glad I took my agent's advice and got an acting coach!"
~ Tovah Hicks, Actor, Chicago
"Whether you're just starting out in the business or rekindling an old passion, Janet will be there for you every step of the way. Her infatuation with the acting world and the endless dedication she gives to her students, makes her one in a million.She is the reason I love what I do."
~ Nicole Dionisio
"Working with Janet has been a life saver. Whether my session is for preparing for an audition or working on in-depth acting skills, I always leave feeling that much more educated and confident. Everything I learn, I’m able to apply right away and continue building new skills each session."
~ Kristen Nunez, Student/Actress, Chicago
"Janet Milstein was instrumental in preparing my daughter for the Theatre Program audition at The Chicago Academy for the Arts to which she was accepted! Not only did Janet help her perfect the monologue, she provided her with the confidence to complete her first audition ever with poise. We both recommend her highly and are grateful to her for her expertise, patience and compassion."
~ Alexi LeeDohnal , Mother of Kate Dohnal, 13-year-old acting student
"She's an awesome acting coach. She gives an abundance of information and is oh so patient. She helps break down the scripts so I can make great character choices. She offers workshops and screenplay readings and just about everything you need to start off on the right foot. I'm sure I wouldn't have as many bookings if I hadn't started coming to Janet."
~ April D.
"I have been wanted to try my hand in acting for sometime now. When I started seeing Janet for private acting lessons, I learned so much about acting. She is very patient, help choosing the characters, bringing out emotions and breaking down scripts. Her workshops are learning the aspects of becoming an actor and technical things that goes along with it. If anyone is looking for an acting coach, I will definitely recommend Janet."
~ Jennifer Baffour
“Janet B. Milstein is not only the finest acting teacher I have ever had, but also one of the nicest and most generous human beings I have ever been fortunate enough to experience. It is because of my experience with Janet that I am so determined to make a career of performing.”
~ Vanessa Crase, Actress, New York, NY
"Working with Janet has taught me to appreciate and love the craft of acting. She has supported me and challenged me to become skilled at what I do."
~ Michael Shepherd
"A very successful monologue book for kids. I found the material accessible and easy to memorize. I especially like the complete story idea within each monologue and the real sense of the character."
~ Lily Ho, President of Lily's Talent Agency, Chicago
"Janet Milstein is a selfless artist dedicated to the professional development of others."
~ Kathryn Danforth, Professional Actress
"Janet was instrumental in training me as an acting teacher myself. Her expertise was absolutely invaluable. I would not have a solid class today if it were not for her help. I continue to benefit regularly from her advice and assistance."
~ Lisa Herceg, Actress & Acting Instructor, Chicago, IL
"Talented young actors are desperate for good monologues, and Milstein's monologues are original, inventive, and just what we are looking for."
~ Coretha Timko, Personal Manager, CMT Management/JLO West, Los Angeles
"Cool Characters For Kids is an awesome Monologue Book!! Great Book! My daughter started taking acting classes since Jan 2006. Where we lived, Maui, Hawaii, we didn't find any good monologues for kids but were advised to order online. The day we got the book my daughter started going through the monologue, she loves it. Her workshop teacher asked her to bring her book to class so everyone can use it. Because she likes this book so much, she is now looking forward for her class."
~ A Happy Mother, Maui, Hawaii
"Janet, I would just like to tell you thank you SO much for EVERYTHING!!! You have helped me so much and I have improved a lot! By learning from you, I got all my callbacks from my monologue competition, and also I signed with Wilhelmina Dan because of my monologue. You have taught me a lot of important stuff that I will never forget!"
~ Anna Hou, Actor, Atlanta
"Hey Janet! I don't know if you remember me, so I'll remind you. JRP LI for IPOP! LA- you
coached Savannah. Joey Paul Casting is interested in Savannah and wants a reel of her
monologue. FYI, you'd be real proud of her, Katherine Taylor told her she WOKE her UP!!!! Thanks again!"
~ Jamie & Savannah Rockwin
"I just wanted to thank you for coming to JRP-Birmingham and helping the kids get ready for iPOP. My daughter, Scarlett, placed top ten in monologue using one of your monologues from cool characters for kids. THANK YOU!"
~ Wendy Owens, Mother of acting student, Scarlett Owens
"Janet, Just wanted to let you now that Brianna Groves from JRP in
Atlanta got a top ten for her Monologue at the IPOP Convention in LA. Just wanted to say hello and thank-you. A very proud MOM!"
~ Robbie & Brianna Groves, Atlanta
"I was fortunate enough to have Janet (the author of The Ultimate Audition Book for Teens: 111 One-Minute Monologues) as my acting coach, and as a result of using her monologues I received the Jr. Female Talent of the Year award at the IMTA convention in Los Angeles, CA!!"
~ Heather Winter, Chicago, IL
"I have read many of Janet Milstein's monologues. They are awesome, and you are sure to find one that suits you in her book. Her writing is real, with real situations, not fake and phony like other monologue books. Her monologues have won many awards at competitions in New York and LA."
~ Emily Deak, Actress, New York, NY
"The experience of working with Ms. Janet Milstein was amazing. She gave each of the iPOP students the attention they needed in writing and performing a monologue that well-suited their own personal styles. It was a great feeling at the end of iPOP to find out that our JRP School received the 1st place award for the “School of the Year”. Everyone from the Atlanta school had received either an award or a callback. All judges agreed that the Atlanta school’s monologues were the best in the competition. I feel that the monologues tipped the scale and got our school the first place. The same day of my monologue competition, I received a callback from Ms. Bernadette Carter from the Carter Entertainment Management Company. I have signed a three a year contract with Ms. Carter and just moved to Los Angeles."
~ Amanda Olewicz, Actress, Atlanta/Los Angeles
"During my weeks of practice and preparing for iPOP Janet had me fill out a questionnaire giving some info about myself, my likes and dislikes. From that Janet wrote an amazing monologue about cheese...a food that I thoroughly detest!!! It was really funny and perfect for me ...so off to New York iPOP I went. At the end of the week, our group attended a gala where I received third runner-up for Best Monologue! It was so exciting for me to win this award and I was so amazed to have been chosen to receive it out of the hundreds of people who were there. I can't thank Janet enough for giving me the "cheesy" monologue!!!"
~Keely Bilthouse, Actor, Atlanta
"Working with Janet was an awesome experience. It played such a huge role in the presentation of my monologue, and added for a great iPOP! experience. Not only did we have an original monologue written for us, but we also received one-on-one training on how to perfect our monologue. She trained us on how to deliver our monologue, how to present ourselves, and how to become our character. After working with Janet I was prepared and confident in how I was going to perform in front of any audience."
~ Andy Olewicz, Actor, Los Angeles