Auditions for "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner"

Announcing auditions for Stained Glass Playhouse's production of "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner"!

Written by Todd Kriedler (based on the screenplay by William Rose)

Directed by Pam Barrans


Monday and Tuesday, November 27 & 28
7:00 - 9:30 pm each night

Please be sure to sign up for an audition date here:

(Note: You are not required to sign up in order to audition, it just helps us plan.)


February 9-11, 16-18, & 23-25, 2024
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm, Sundays at 3:00pm


Stained Glass Playhouse
4401 Indiana Avenue
Winston-Salem, NC 27105
(in the former sanctuary of Marvin United Methodist Church)


You will need to complete an audition form, including a list of any conflicts from November 29 - February 25. You can fill out the audition form in advance or wait and complete it at auditions.

Audition Form (PDF):

You do not need to prepare anything else in advance. The auditions will consist of readings of segments of the script ("sides") prepared by the director.


A progressive white couple's proud liberal sensibilities are put to the test when their daughter brings her black fiancé home to meet them. Blindsided by their daughter's whirlwind romance and fearful for her future, Matt and Christina Drayton quickly come to realize the difference between supporting a mixed-race couple in your newspaper and welcoming one into your family, especially in 1967. But they're surprised to find they aren't the only ones with concerns about the match, and it's not long before a multi-family clash of racial and generational difference sweeps across the Draytons' idyllic San Francisco terrace.


Matt Drayton (male, white): Publisher of the San Francisco newspaper, The Guardian.

Christina Drayton (female, white): Matt’s wife. Runs the Drayton Gallery.

Joanna “Joey” Drayton (female, white): Matt and Christina’s daughter. Recently interned for a medical research hospital in Hawaii.

Dr. John Prentice (male, black): Joanna’s fiancé. A medical research doctor.

Matilda “Tilley” Binks (female, black): Has worked for years as a domestic for the Draytons.

John Prentice, Sr. (male, black): Dr. Prentice’s father. A schoolteacher.

Mary Prentice (female, black): Dr. Prentice’s father. A department store clerk.

Monsignor Ryan (male, white): Longtime family friend of the Draytons.

Hilary St. George (female, white): Associate Director of the Drayton Gallery.

See you soon! Sign up for an audition date here:

"Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner" is produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc.

General Audition Info

Auditions are open to everyone, regardless of experience. We may occasionally restrict auditions to ages 16 and up (at the discretion of each production's director).

We hold auditions four times a year, once for each of our productions. We usually announce auditions 3 to 4 weeks in advance, but in general they are in mid to late May (for the summer musical), mid to late August (for the fall play), mid November (for the winter play), and late February (for the spring play).

Auditions for PLAYS typically consist of cold readings of segments of the script (called "sides") prepared by the director.

Auditions for the MUSICAL will also typically include a vocal audition -- 16-32 bars of a prepared, memorized song of your choice in the style of the show, for which you must bring sheet music in the correct key for the provided accompanist to play from (please do not plan to sing a cappella or use an accompaniment track unless specified in the show's audition announcement). Musical auditions may also include a short dance/movement combination prepared by the choreographer.

At all auditions, you will need to complete a short audition form, and provide a list of all known schedule conflicts from the audition date through the final performance of the show.

We will post dates and other specific information for each audition here when we know it, as well as on our Facebook and Instagram pages and in our marketing emails. Be sure to check out our current season to see what shows are coming up!