The Actors And The Cattle Call

“For the last quarter century, for five days every summer, the League of Washington Theatres has held an open audition — a cattle call for local actors. Eight hundred or so people get to shovel their head shots, résumés and 90-second monologues into the faces of auditors from a couple of casting agencies and 54 local theaters (more precisely, 53 local theaters and, for some reason, the Actors Theatre of Louisville). Your odds aren’t great, but sometimes people get discovered and cast in meaty roles.”