General Auditions for the 2017-18 season will be held April 3 & 4, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Audition appointments are required and can be made beginning Monday, March 13 by calling the PRTC Administration Office at 734.433.7782. Office hours are Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm. 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 in Chelsea, Michigan.
To receive information about upcoming open auditions via email, please sign up below. We also invite you to learn more about our auditions by reading the 2017-2018 PRTC Audition Press Release. Audition announcements for this and other fine local theatres may be heard on the Metro Detroit Area AEA hotline at (877) 232-1913 x820 or on the Actors’ Equity Association website as well.
The Purple Rose is an Actors’ Equity Association member theatre. This means that our actors are paid, work under contract, and have the opportunity to earn an AEA card. Pay rates depend on roles and annual budgeting as well as our AEA contract level, which is currently SPT 8.
Non-union actors are welcome! Prior acting experience and/or participation in Purple Rose classes is strongly recommended but not required.
The Purple Rose welcomes actors of all ages; however, for most roles, actors must be at least 18 years of age. When youth actors are needed, this information will be included in audition announcements.
Typical preparation for a Purple Rose general audition is a one-minute comic monologue, headshot and resume.
Please note that auditions are for Purple Rose productions only.
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