2020 DC Theatre Technician Cattle Call


The 2020 DC Theatre Technician Cattle Call will be held on Sunday, April 19 and Monday, April 20 at Sidney Harman Hall from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM. 

Sunday will be devoted to Carpenters, Electricians, Audio & Video Engineers, Props Artisans and Painters. Monday will be devoted to Costume Technicians, Makeup Artists, Stage Managers and those who fall into other categories but are on run crew for shows.

ASL Interpreters will be available on both days from 4:10 PM - 6:00 PM

Similar to an acting cattle call, each candidate will be given 8 minutes in front of the group of representatives from theaters and production companies around the DC Metro area. Those requiring ASL interpreters will be given 10 minutes.

Companies already committed to attending this year include:

1st Stage

Adventure Theatre

The Alden Theatre

Arts on the Horizon

Atlas Performing Arts Center

Atmosphere Lighting

Baltimore Center Stage

Barbizon Capitol Inc

Black Rock Center For The Arts

Boyce Products

Bowen McCauley Dance

Dance Place

Design Foundry


F Scott Fitzgerald Theatre

Gala Hispanic Theatre

George Mason University Center For The Arts

The George Washington University- Events & Venues

IATSE Local 22

Imagination Stage

The In Series

Keegan Theatre

Levine Music

Olney Theatre Center

Pointless Theatre Company

Rep Stage/ Howard Community College

Round House Theatre

Shakespeare Theatre Company

Signature Theatre

Smithsonian National Museum Of The American Indian

Spooky Action Theater

Taffety Punk

Theater Alliance

Theater J

Washington Revels

Young Playwrights’ Theatre

And more are adding every day.

Appointments are given on a first come, first served basis.

To book an appointment:

1) Save your resume as a PDF with the file name [YOUR NAME]_resume, where [YOUR NAME] is your name. Example: Marsha Norman’s resume would be Marsha_Norman_resume.PDF

2) Email the PDF of your resume to Klyphs@mac.com.

You MUST put “Cattle Call 2020” in the subject line AND attach the required PDF in order to receive an appointment slot.

Be sure to include the following in the body of your email:

Full Name

Email Address

Cell Number*

Sunday Or Monday Appointment

Morning Or Afternoon Appointment **


If You Require A Sign Language Interpreter

Each applicant will be expected to supply 70 copies of their resume on

the day of their appointment.

Visit www.backstage-dc.org for more details.

Your cell number will only be used to text you on the day of the event in the unlikely event of a schedule change or event cancellation.

** Morning appointments are from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Afternoon appointments are from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM. We will do our best to accommodate time requests, but as appointments are given on a first come, first served basis we cannot guarantee any specific times.

*** If you have job skills in more than one category, please feel free to let us know.