"Bent" by Martin Sherman

Geki Arts is seeking high caliber young actors between the ages of 15 and 21 for “Bent” by Martin Sherman. 


‘I love you. What’s wrong with that?’ 

Max and Rudy are sent to Dachau concentration camp. Their crime: being gay. Set in Nazi Germany during and after the Night of the Long Knives, ‘Bent’ follows the life of Max, a young gay man, and his experience at Dachau. He meets Horst, another gay man, in the camp, and their friendship develops during their conversations moving rocks - a punishment intended to drive them mad. Based on the real experiences of homosexuals during World War II, ‘Bent’ explores an important story that questions the meaning loyalty, friendship, sex, and love in a place that seems to lack all four.

Warning: contains coarse language, mature content and scenes of a sexual nature.



Director & Producer: Thomas Bertron

Fight Choreographer: Chloe Noelle 

Stage Manager: Ava Egertson 

Stage Manager: Lydia Erickson 



When- Saturday, May 27th from 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM

**Be prepared to stay for entire audition period—NO CALLBACKS** 

Where- Calhoun Building, Studio 304 (711 Lake Street #304 Minneapolis, 55408) 

Prepare- Please prepare a dramatic contemporary monologue of 2 minutes or less, be prepared to read from the script, and dress for movement. If you have a headshot and/or resumé, please bring them to the audition. YOU MUST ALSO RESERVE AN AUDITION SLOT ONLINE!


SIGN UP FOR AN AUDITION SLOT HERE: www.gekiarts.weebly.com/auditions.html



We are seeking 3 male actors for the lead roles of Max, Horst, and Rudy. Additionally seeking 5-6, gender non-specific individuals for smaller featured roles. 

*Stage Combat, Drag, and LGBT Identifying a plus*

**All actors must be between the ages of 15 and 21**



Modest stipend provided for the roles of Max, Horst, and Rudy.



A rehearsal schedule can be found on our website. The tentative schedule for performances taking place at Bryant Lake Bowl & Theatre is as follows:

Friday, August 25th - 7:00 PM

Saturday, August 26th - 1:00 and 6:00 PM

Sunday, August 27th - 7:00 PM


Schedule, Audition Sides, and other materials found on our website. 

Full Audition Notice attached as PDF. 

Due to the fact that Bent is being produced by a team of youth artists (current high school students and recent graduates), we must enforce our participation age policy of 15-21 years of age. This is to enure we provide all our artists with a safe, comfortable, and professional working enviornment. 

“Bent” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.


Contact information

Geki Arts
Thomas Bertron
Web site


Audition Notice.pdf (209.1 KB)

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Saturday, May 27
Posted May 4