We're stoked to introduce a brand new weekly series entitled #AskAVagabond. We know this business can be a tough and ever-evolving one. There are always new situations, new obstacles, and let's face it, lots of questions. Pick the brain of one of Vagabond's brilliant team of teachers and industry pros by asking a question with the hashtag #AskaVagabond and tag us. Every week, we'll pick one and hook you up with an answer and feature right here on this blog!

Today’s question comes from Michael Valentine via Twitter! @VagabondSchool


Once acting training/technique is up to par, what should an actor do next? Seek representation or build resume?

For answers, we turned to co-owner Michael McCracken, former agent and current teacher at Vagabond, who is passionate about keeping actors’ careers growing strong!

"Always keep building your resume. Never stop working. It will help you get representation if you don't have it. That being said, there is no reason not to start looking and securing representation while you are building your resume. It shows an agent you are serious about working and there is no set amount of work that an agent needs to see before representing you."

- Michael McCracken #AskaVagabond

Wanna learn more on this topic? Here’s our Vagabond Recommendation: The Essential Chicago Acting-Business Bootcamp

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