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.

Why tape with Vagabond?

Because you'll get a professionally shot and edited audition with high quality video and audio ready to send to your agent or casting directors. No noise from the neighbors, no dogs barking, and no unwanted guest stars (we see you cats). Add a coaching session to your taping and get one-on-one help to ensure the best possible take. Audition taping isn’t something to be left to your roommate. Put your trust in people who have the experience and the knowledge to give you your best chance. 

It’s your career, and we’re here to help you shine.

All taping fees are inclusive of professional set up, lighting, 

a session coordinator (who will be your reader), editing and transferring of the file.


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.

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!

Vagabond School of the Arts
Acting School in Chicago