Purple Rose Theatre Announces Virtual Auditions for 2020-2021 Season

Chelsea — The Purple Rose Theatre Company announces general auditions, via video submission, for the 2020 / 2021 season. The Purple Rose is seeking actors ages 18 years and over. Both Equity and Non-Equity actors are welcome. The theatre will be casting principle, supporting and understudy roles.

Due to COVID-19, The Purple Rose Theatre Company will only be accepting digital submissions as general auditions for the 2020-2021 Season. Actors are asked to submit a video audition with two contrasting contemporary monologues that are each one minute in length along with headshot and resume to Sanville@purplerosetheatre.org beginning Friday, May 15, 2020. Submissions will be received by Guy Sanville, Artistic Director until June 15, 2020. Callbacks for specific roles will be held at a later date and those candidates will be notified by phone. Actors may also mail a current headshot and resume to the attention of Guy Sanville, Artistic Director, The Purple Rose Theatre Company, 137 Park Street, Chelsea, Michigan 48118.

The tentative 2020 / 2021 season includes “Paint Night” by Carey Crim; “Norma and Wanda,” a Purple Rose revival by Jeff Daniels; “Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Ghost Machine,” a world premiere by David MacGregor; and “A Jukebox for the Algonquin,” a world premiere by Paul Stroili. The Purple Rose Theatre Company operates under an SPT Tier 6 contract with Actors’ Equity Association and employs both Equity and non-Equity actors. The current Equity salary is $493 per week.

About the Purple Rose Theatre Company

Founded in 1991 by actor, playwright, musician and Chelsea native Jeff Daniels, the Purple Rose Theatre Company is a creative home for original American plays. In the 168-seat theatre, patrons experience an intimate encounter with live theatre. The PRTC also provides an apprenticeship program, performance classes, readings, lectures and tours. It commissions new work from established and early-career playwrights. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit professional theatre, the PRTC operates under a Small Professional Theatre agreement with the Actors’ Equity Association.

For more information contact Katie Hubbard, PRTC Managing Director, (734) 433-7782, khubbard@purplerosetheatre.org.

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