Guy Sanville, Artistic Director of the Purple Rose Theatre Company, Discusses the Art of Directing

This event was held on July 28, 2006 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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In this program celebrating the performing arts, Guy will discuss the art of directing, specifically the current production of 'Honus and Me' and the upcoming premiere of Jeff Daniel's new play 'Escanaba In Love.' Guy Sanville celebrated his eleventh anniversary as Artistic Director of The Purple Rose Theatre Company on May 1st. He has directed over twenty productions for the company and has received the Detroit Free Press Excellence in Theatre Award for Best Director four times.

Guy Sanville has appeared in seven plays for the Rose, most recently as Brock in Born Yesterday and Stu in Boomtown. He is a proud member of The Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, Actors Equity Association and the Screen Actors Guild. He also currently serves as Great Lakes Regional Vice President of the Literary Managers & Dramaturgs of the Americas. The Purple Rose production of Honus and Me is the Midwest premiere of the play. A magical family comedy, this play, which runs through September 2, tells the story of a little league player who finds the most valuable baseball card in the world. Escanaba In Love is the long-awaited sequel to Jeff Daniel's Escanaba in Da Moonlight and will have its world premiere run at the Purple Rose from September 28 through December 23. Featuring a cast of wacky characters this 11th play by the actor/playwright is sure to be a hilarious hit.

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