General Auditions for the 2016-17 season will be announced soon. Please check back often and/or call the administration office at (734) 433-7782 for more information.
The Purple Rose holds open general auditions for casting of each season in the winter/spring. Primary and understudy roles for the entire season are cast from our general auditions and subsequent callbacks. Callbacks for individual productions are by-invitation only.
To receive information about upcoming open auditions via email, subscribe to our email list and choose “Classes & Auditions” as one of your interest categories. Also, 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.
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.