2019 DC Theatre Technician Cattle Call


The 2019 DC Theatre Technician Cattle Call will be held on Sunday, April 14 and Monday, April 15 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.

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.

Companies already committed to attending this year include:

The Alden Theatre

Arts On The Horizon

Atlas Performing Arts Center

Baltimore Center Stage

The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

Design Foundry

Encore Decor

Faction Of Fools

F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre

Flying V Theatre

George Mason University Center for the Arts

The In Series

Monumental Theater Company

Rep Stage/ Howard Community College

Shakespeare Theatre Company

Smithsonian Associates

Studio Theatre

Synetic Theater

Theater Alliance

Theater J

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

WSC Avant Bard

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 2019” 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 **


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.