Purple Rose Theatre
Artistic Director Guy Sanville and Guest Directors
PAINT NIGHT by Carey Crim:
1st rehearsal: 8/18/20
1st preview: 9/17/20
NORMA & WANDA by Jeff Daniels:
1st rehearsal: 12/08/20
1st preview: 1/14/21
SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE ADVENTURE OF THE GHOST MACHINE by David MacGregor:
1st rehearsal: 2/23/21
1st preview: 3/25/21
A JUKEBOX FOR THE ALGONQUIN by Paul Stroili:
1st rehearsal: 5/18/21
1st preview: 6/17/21
Due to COVID-19, we are accepting Video Submissions as our General Auditions for the 20-21 Season. Submissions will be reviewed by Guy Sanville, Artistic Director. The Purple Rose Theatre has the option for a Bi-Weekly Payroll. Payroll schedule (Bi-Weekly or Weekly) would be communicated when roles are officially offered to the Acting Company. Pay dates would be supplied no later than the first day of employment.
Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to submit.
The Purple Rose is seeking actors of all gender identities, age 18 years and over. Both Equity and Non-Equity actors are welcome. Casting principles, supporting and understudies.
PAINT NIGHT by Carey Crim
MIRIAM: Female. Late 50s to early 60s. Any ethnicity. A humanities professor with a grown son and daughter. A woman whose desire to see the bright side of life has been greatly tested. She is a raw nerve right now.
BREE: Caucasian. Female. Late 30s to early 40s. Fern’s daughter. A working mom with a stay-at- home husband and a six-year-old child.
GWEN: African American. Female. 40s. She was a business wunderkind who, after taking time off to raise her children, is finding it difficult to reenter a workforce that no longer values her.
FERN: Caucasian. Female. Late 50s to early 60s. Bree’s mother. She put everything into her family, even when they didn’t want it. A good Christian woman trying to do the right thing, but the world is changing too fast for her.
LOLLY: Any ethnicity. Female. 30s. Miriam’s daughter. A bit of a Peter Pan lost soul. Five careers in as many years. Grew up with a schizophrenic older brother who tended to suck all the air out of a room.
VERA: Any ethnicity. Female. 60s to 70s. Paint night leader. A straight-shooting free spirit.
NORMA & WANDA by Jeff Daniels
NORMA RANDOLPH: A housewife in her 40s.
WANDA DEMBROWSKI: Norma's sister, also in her 40s.
MARY SUE THORNBERRY: Norma's friend from church in her 40s.
PAULIE PERKINS: A former high school classmate, 40s. MEL RANDOLPH: Norma's husband, 50s
A LOCAL MAN: In his 30s.
SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE ADVENTURE OF THE GHOST MACHINE by David MacGregor
SHERLOCK HOLMES - Consulting detective in his 30s-50s.
DR. JOHN WATSON - Physician and author in his 30s-50s.
IRENE ADLER - Adventuress in her 30s-50s (although strictly speaking, "A Scandal in Bohemia" has her born in 1858).
MARIE CHARTIER - Adventuress in her late 20s-30s.
NIKOLA TESLA - Serbian-American inventor, 48 years old, but leeway on either side of this is fine.
THOMAS EDISON - American inventor, 58 years old, but leeway on either side of this is fine.
A JUKEBOX FOR THE ALGONQUIN by Paul Stroili
DENNIS: Male, 70 to 75+, Caucasian or Asian
JOHNNY: Male, 70 to 75+, African American
ANNIE: Female, 65+, Caucasian, of Irish descent
PEG (also portrays Mrs. McDarren): Female, mid to late 50s, any race CHUCK: Male, mid to late 50s, any race
JOSEPHINA*: Female, late 30s to 50s, Hispanic (*pronounced ho-seh-fee-na) TYLER: Male, 20s, any race
Submit a video audition with two contrasting contemporary monologues, that are each one minute in length, along with headshot and resume, to Sanville@purplerosetheatre.org. Submissions accepted immediately.