Turning Up the Volume

In a Purple Rose production, no choice is made unintentionally, including the chime of the doorbell or the ring of a cellphone in the PRTC’s current show, “Vino Veritas.” “It all has to serve the play,” explains sound designer Tom Whalen. “If something isn’t moving the story forward, we take it out.” A PRTC Resident…

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Past-Apprentice Q & A with Erika Thiede Greeley

Erika Thiede Greeley Marquette, MI   PRTC Apprenticeship Credits: “Annapurna” by Sharr White “Steel Magnolias” by Robert Harling “Talley’s Folley” by Lanford Wilson “2AZ” by Michael Brian Ogden   What or who inspired you to become an apprentice at The Purple Rose? I took a couple of acting classes at The Purple Rose (Monologue Intensive and Actor/Director Lab) with…

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Past-Apprentice Q & A with Nathan Magyar

Nathan Magyar   Public Relations & Marketing Intern Purple Rose Theatre Company Human-Computer Interaction, MSI Candidate University of Michigan, School of Information Ann Arbor, MI   PRTC Apprenticeship Credits: “The Vast Difference” by Jeff Daniels “Redwood Curtain” by Lanford Wilson “Spring Comedy Festival: Lovers, Liars and Lunatics” by Various Playwrights “The Last Romance” by Joe DiPietro  …

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Past-Apprentice Q & A with Andrew Lupkes

Andrew Lupkes Assistant Manager, Pezzettino Italian Deli & Market Box Office Associate, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts Cook, Devon Barnes Catering Kansas City, Missouri   PRTC Apprenticeship Credits: “Superior Donuts” by Tracy Letts “The Meaning of Almost Everything” by Jeff Daniels “33 Variations” by Moisés Kaufman “Miles & Ellie” by Don Zolidis “The Vast Difference”…

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