Chicago is quickly becoming a go-to destination for East and West Coast producers looking for talent. And while that opens up significantly more opportunities for you to be seen, that most likely means you’ll need to send in a taped audition. Don't worry, the Vagabond team has you covered.

Hey Vagabonds!

We know your self tape is important. We respond to all taping requests within one business day, and often much sooner. Please know that we try to prioritize requests with fast turn-arounds. However,  if you have an extremely time sensitive audition (due within 24 hours), please call the office after you have sent your request if you have not heard from us within an hour to ensure it is moved to the top of the queue. Please note: all weekend taping appointments must be made by 5pm on Friday. 

Thanks and good luck!

Now offering ZOOM tapings

Have your own set up and don’t want to come into a studio but still need a reader and someone to edit/upload and send your tape? We’ve got you! (Need coaching? We can add that on!)


20 minutes - $30

30 minutes - $45

45 minutes - $60

60 minutes - $75

Want coaching with your taping?

30 Minute Coach/Tape - $60

45 Minute Coach/Tape - $80

60 Minute Coach/Tape - $95

More than one project to tape? 

2 projects + $ 10

3 projects - $ 15

4 projects - $ 20

For coaching only rates, CLICK HERE.

For business or at-home set up coaching, CLICK HERE.

All in-person taping fees are inclusive of a session coordinator (who will be your reader) and the editing/transferring of the file.

Take selection assistance:

Sometimes you don’t want to get a full coaching session, but gosh darn it you don’t know if you can pick the best take on your own. Wouldn’t it be great if a coach could look at your top takes and help you decide. Send in your auditions for feedback and stop wasting time on which one. Get on with your day!

$20 for up to 5 takes

$40 for 10 takes 

Want us to edit your takes? $15 for an edit and upload.

Vagabond School of the Arts
Acting School in Chicago