Auditions for The Glass Menagerie

Auditions for The Glass Menagerie

The Johns Hopkins Theatre Arts and Studies program will be holding auditions for our Fall production of The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams, which will be directed by Gerrad Alex Taylor. Performances will take place next fall on October 14, 15, 16, 21, 22 & 23. 

The Glass Menagerie catapulted Tennessee Williams into mainstream fame, and a career that garnered him recognition as one of the foremost playwrights of 20th-century American drama. As we approach the 80th anniversary of “Portrait of a Girl in Glass,” Williams’s short story on which the play is based, director Gerrad Alex Taylor and Johns Hopkins University Theatre Arts and Studies seek to uncover the elements of the play and playwright that ground it as a valuable story TODAY. In 2022, as we attempt to right the past injustices against people of differing races and creeds, gender identities and sexualities, physical disabilities, and sensory needs, The Glass Menagerie tackles many of the important contemporary questions of equity and access on our stages, around our campus, and in our world.

Gerrad Alex Taylor is an award-winning director and actor based out of the DMV region who has worked with theatres and educational institutions across the country including Johns Hopkins University. Taylor will be bringing in a professional Baltimore-based actor to play the role of Amanda Wingfield and provide an opportunity of insight and training of the larger professional theatre world into the rehearsal room. Please come out and audition for our Fall production and take part in this exciting exploration of how this American classic can affect our contemporary lives. 

Auditions will take place on Thursday, May 5th from 3-7pm and callbacks will take place on Friday, May 6th from 12-3pm, location TBA. For your audition, please prepare a monologue from a playwright of the “Early American Realism Era”: Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller, Eugene O’Neil, Lorraine Hansberry, Lillian Hellman, Alice Childress, Clifford Odets, William Inge, Edward Albee, etc.

We welcome accessibility requests to accommodate actors with disabilities. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to email [email protected].