Gerrad Alex Taylor

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Adjunct Professor of Theatre,
Theatre & Dance Program
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Gerrad Alex Taylor is an actor, director, and educator based out of the DMV region. He oversees all programming in The Studio at the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, which offers classes year-round for area youth and adults. Gerrad also teaches in the theatre department at UMBC. He holds a BA in Neuroscience from The Johns Hopkins University and an MFA in Performance from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He is an Associate Artistic Director and member of the Resident Acting Company at the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company where he has most recently directed Dracula (2019). He has also worked as an actor, director, and educator for theatres and educational institutions across the country including the Great River Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, Pacific Conservatory Theatre-PCPA, Everyman Theatre, Mosaic Theatre Company, Constellation Theatre Company, and Washington Stage Guild. He is a member of the Actor’s Equity Association and the Society of American Fight Directors.


Current Positions

Director for Cabaret at George Washington University in Washington, DC



BA in Neuroscience at The John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

MFA in Performance at The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV


Professional Organizations 

Member of Actor's Equity Association

Member of Society of American Fight Directors