2016 / 2017 Class Schedule

Registration begins on September 1st!

Actor/Director Lab

Mondays, October 17 – December 12, 2016 *no class Monday, October 31

$525; 7-10pm

Instructors: Guy Sanville, Michelle Mountain, Lauren Mounsey

Limit: 15 actors, 5 directors (directors by invitation)

Must be 18 years of age or older to participate.

Our premiere class, the most selective and rigorous, includes physical training, monologue work, and extensive scene study. Students will acquire the tools that professional actors and directors use in their craft. Two to four hours per week of rehearsal time with a group is required outside of class. Beginners welcome.

Shakespeare at the Purple Rose

Saturday mornings, January 21 – March 4, 2017 *no class Februrary 11

$325; 10am – 1pm

Instructor: Michelle Mountain

Limit: 14 actors

Must be 18 years of age or older to participate.

Journey into the heart of Shakespeare. Explore how to approach the text, how to find the truth within the scene or monologue by becoming and remaining present, how to open up to the clues inherent in the text and finally how to apply the fundamental principles of acting to these classic monologues and scenes. This class will give you the tools to approach Shakespeare with confidence, adventure, honesty, and joy. Participants must come prepared with a memorized monologue. Details re: the monologue to be announced. Some outside work may be required. Beginners welcome.

Audition Intensive

March 10-12, 2017


Instructors: Guy Sanville & Michelle Mountain

Limit: 14 actors

Must be 18 years of age or older to participate.

Are you serious about getting an acting job? Are you ready to buckle down and get to work? This class features intensive, individualized work on monologues, cold readings, mock-auditions and film and commercial audition techniques. Get ready for audition season! Each student will leave with two audition-ready contrasting monologues. Beginners welcome.

Actor’s Boot Camp

April 28-30, 2017

$350; Friday 7 – 11pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 11am-3pm 

Instructors: Guy Sanville & Michelle Mountain 

Limit: 14 actors 

Must be 18 years of age or older to participate.

Spend three days of intensive study in acting techniques used by working professionals. Features physical warm- ups, acting exercises, monologue work, and a Q&A about the industry. Lunch is provided on Saturday. Students must come prepared with a memorized one-minute contemporary comedic monologue from a published play. A great class for actors to get a taste of the acting principles that guide Purple Rose artists in their work! Beginners welcome.

Teen Intensive

July 10-20, 2017

$475; Mondays – Thursdays, 10AM – 2PM

Instructors: Michelle Mountain & Lauren Mounsey

Limit: 16 actors

For students entering 8th-12th grade in Fall 2017.

Experience professional approaches to acting used by Purple Rose artists. Features voice and movement work, audition techniques, monologue, scene work, and acting for film. Students must come to class with a completely memorized one-minute monologue from a published play. Beginners welcome.


Registration opens online and by phone on September 1st!

You may also complete a registration form and fax to 734.475.0802

or mail to: 137 Park Street, Chelsea, MI  48118.

Registration is also available by phone at 734.433.7782 and 734.433.7673 during regular office hours and online anytime starting Sept. 1.

Full payment is required to register. We accept checks, money orders, MasterCard, Visa and American Express.

We regret that we cannot offer payment plans.

After payment is processed, you will immediately receive a confirmation email with detailed information. Please save the email!

Class schedule and instructors are subject to change. Full refunds will be given for any class cancelled.

Full refunds will be given for cancellation of enrollment if notice is received at least five business days before the class begins. No refunds will be given for late cancellations or no-shows for any class.

Unless otherwise specified, participants must be at least 18 years of age due to liability and course content.