2018 DC Theatre Technician Cattle Call

All Monday Appointment Slots

Are Filled!


But there are still slots available on Sunday.

The 2018 DC Theatre Technician Cattle Call will be held on Sunday, April 22 and Monday, April 23 at Sidney Harman Hall from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM. Sign Language interpreters will be available on both days from 2:00 PM - 4:00 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:

Adventure Theatre- MTC

The Alden Theatre

Arena Stage

Artistic Concepts Group

Arts on the Horizon

Atlas Performing Arts Center

Atmosphere Lighting

Baltimore Center Stage

Barbizon Capitol Inc

Capital Fringe

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company

The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

CMI Communications

Constellation Theatre Co

Design Foundry

Faction Of Fools

F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre

Forum Theatre

Gala Hispanic Theatre

George Mason University Center for the Arts

George Washington University

Hargrove Inc

IATSE Local 22

Imagination Stage

The In Series

The Kennedy Center

Lean And Hungry Theatre

Live Nation

Mosaic Theater Company


Olney Theatre Center

Rep Stage/ Howard Community College

Rorschach Theatre Co

Round House Theatre

Saint Mary’s College Of Maryland

Shakespeare Theatre Company

Signature Theatre

Sitar Arts Center

Smithsonian Associates

Smithsonian Discovery Theater

Spooky Action Theater

Step Afrika

Studio Theatre

Synetic Theater

Theater Alliance

Theater J

Venus Theatre

Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts

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 2018” 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.