Careers in Culture – Careers in Live Performing Arts

> What about agents?

Generally, agents are hard to find. They are looking for clients who work in a variety of media. Agents play a key role in the industry, but most are looking to represent well-established, multi-faceted performers. Nonetheless, agents do go to booking conferences, plays and other performances to scout talent, and may hope to find just the right new client: you!

If performing is your career path, and you want an agent, then you'll need to make yourself visible. Volunteer in student films, perform in live productions and make a demo of your best work. If you belong to a union, and are looking for extra experience by volunteering, check to make sure you are adhering to their performer regulations. When you do find an agent interested in representing you, make sure you talk to people in the industry to find out his/her reputation and if he/she would be the best agent to represent you.