Chicago – it’s a performing industry like no other. It’s a delightful hybrid between the intensity of LA’s on-camera world and the incomparable theatre scene of New York. This means that actors in Chicago have to be smarter and build a business that keeps them working (instead of hoping for work). Maybe you’re a new graduate ready to make the shift from student actor to professional performer.Maybe you’re an industry veteran frustrated with a career stall. Or maybe you’re just curious to hear what some of Chicago’s industry leaders have to say that will help breathe new life into your career. Vagabond’s Essential Chicago Acting Business Bootcamp is the only course of its kind in the city. During your 6-week journey, you’ll meet with new industry leaders each week and hear straight-from-the-horse’s-mouth insights from agents, casting directors, career working actors (not your roommates), and other professionals who will help put you on the path to building a smarter business as an actor in Chicago. Here’s are some of the questions this Bootcamp can help answer: I need an agent! How do I get one? I’ve been trying for years to find an agent but can’t. What am I doing wrong? Is my résumé a mess (and I don’t know it)? What do agents look for when I submit my information to them?