Just a Few Days Left to Register!

November 5, 2019

Hi Actors! There are just a few days left to register for the November Virtual Showcase. Think the holiday season is a bad time to try to get an agent? Think again! As the entertainment industry slows down agents actually have a little more time to comb through submissions, which allows them to sign actors just in time for pilot season. The November and December Virtual Showcases are perfect opportunities to let agents know who you are! Click here to register.

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Sold Out

October 8, 2019

The October Virtual Showcase is now sold out. Thank you to everyone who signed up! This month’s recording will take place on the 23rd, with a November date TBA. Although the industry slows down around the holidays, it’s actually a great time to record a showcase. Agents have a bit more time to view the audition footage. So if you didn’t get a spot this month, no worries! We have a growing wait list for the next round of registration. Sign up now at chicagovirtualshowcase@gmail.com.

The Next Showcase Date Is...

September 27, 2019

If you’ve been keeping up with this news feed, you know that our September Virtual Showcase posted this week. And that means it’s time to start thinking about next month! Our next recording date for the Chicago Virtual Showcase is October 23, 2019.

The Showcase is a great way for Chicago actors to get in front of industry professionals without spending a fortune on headshot/resume mailings. This opportunity is not recommended for beginners - on-camera experience is definitely advised in order to have a successful Showcase.

In other news, I am out of town for the next few days. Tapings are scheduled to resume on Wednesday, October 2. Since I had to leave town before the end of the month, I’m extending the September discount into October. Mention this post to receive $5 off a half hour session or $10 off an hour long session. This discount is good through October 15th!

I'm Headed Out of Town!

September 26, 2019

Chicago actors: I’ll be leaving town tomorrow (Friday, 9/27) and won’t return for a few days. You should see a notification bar at the top of this website. Currently tapings are scheduled to resume on Wednesday, October 2. My apologies for any inconvenience!

The September Showcase Has Posted!

September 25, 2019

The September edition of the Chicago Virtual Showcase has posted, and can be found at chicagovirtualshowcase.com. A password is required to view the showcases. For security reasons we do not post the password online, but you can reach out to us through that site to gain access.

The date has been chosen for the October showcase recording, and we’ll be posting that tomorrow - first to our contact list and then on the showcase website. Interested in getting on our contact list? We’ll only email you regarding the next showcase date, and you can let us know if you’d like to register for that month, remain on the list or be removed. Send an email to chicagovirtualshowcase@gmail.com to learn more.

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In other news…

September is going strong with self-tape requests. Don’t put your self tape off to the last minute! Studio space books up quickly. In order to get everyone’s taping and editing done before their links are due, it’s best to schedule an appointment as soon as you get the request, particularly since this time of year tends to be really busy in the industry. Also, a good rule of thumb to remember is that the earlier you submit your audition, the better .

Tapings Closed June 30 - July 4

June 28, 2019

Hi All! Just a heads up, there will be no tapings June 30 through July 4. Have a safe and happy holiday!

Limited Availability

April 17, 2019

Hey Actors! Just so you are in the know, my availability will be extremely limited the next couple of weeks. First up is the Virtual Showcase taking place tomorrow, April 18, which I’ll then be editing throughout the holiday weekend. I’ll be closing on a new home Monday and moving all next week, then have to go out of town for an event. I won’t be available to do many tapings, if any at all, for the next several days, but can refer you to other places if need be. Thanks for understanding!

Fall Has Arrived

September 26, 2018

It’s finally Fall - my favorite time of year. Time for apple festivals, salted caramel mochas and a wardrobe refresh. It’s also the time of year when shooting schedules for tv and film are in full swing, which means a higher demand for self tapes. From now through Halloween, I’m offering $5 off a half hour session or $10 off an hour session. Just mention this post in your email when you contact me for your appointment.

Kate McCoy and Jonathan Kirkland at Acting Studio Chicago.

Kate McCoy and Jonathan Kirkland at Acting Studio Chicago.

This week we say farewell to Hamilton’s Jonathan Kirkland, who played George Washington in the Chicago production. You never who is going to stop by the studio!