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April 15-16: Purple Rose Theatre auditions for upcoming season

Courtesy photo by Sean Carter Photography. Exterior of Purple Rose Theatre.

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Katie Hubbard for the information in this story.)

The Purple Rose Theatre Company will hold auditions for its 2019/2020 season on Monday, April 15 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Tuesday, April 16 from noon to 8 p.m.

Audition appointments are required and can be made now by calling the PRTC Administration Office at 734-433-7782. Office hours are Mondays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Fridays from 11:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Equity and non-Equity actors ages 18 and over are encouraged to audition.

Actors will be asked to perform a one-minute contemporary comedic monologue and should bring a current headshot and resume to the audition. Callbacks for specific roles will be held at a later date and those candidates will be notified by phone.

Auditions will be held at The Purple Rose Theatre.

Actors unable to attend general auditions may submit a current headshot and resume to the attention of Guy Sanville, Artistic Director, The Purple Rose Theatre Company, 137 Park St., Chelsea, Michigan 48118.

The tentative 2019 / 2020 season includes “Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Fallen Soufflé” a world premiere by David MacGregor; “Roadsigns,” a world premiere by Jeff Daniels; “Paint Night Uncorked,” a world premiere by Carey Crim; and “A Walk Around the Table,” a world premiere by Lauren Knox.

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 $479 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, [email protected].

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