Written by Romulus Linney, adapted from Henrik Ibsen’s Peer Gynt
Directed by: Matthew Weil
Audition Date: Monday, March 18 @ 7:00pm
Callback Date: Wednesday, March 20 @ 7:00pm
Rehearsals: Mainly held on Tues, Thurs, and Sun evenings. Beginning the week of March 25th
Performance Dates: June 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23
The Ritz Theatre Company is currently seeking a diverse cast of non-union artists for our upcoming black box production of GINT by Romulus Linney. GINT features a dense, challenging, poetry-laden text. Successful auditioners will demonstrate an ability to handle difficult text deftly. All roles in the show handle a significant amount of text. All actors will receive a small stipend.
To receive an audition slot, please send an email containing your headshot and resume to with the subject line “GINT” by Friday, March 15 @ 5:00pm.
For the audition, actors should prepare a 1-minute dramatic monologue.
Adapted from Henrik Ibsen’s Norwegian epic, PEER GYNT, Romulus Linney’s GINT unfolds like a strange dream, beginning with Pete Gint, a ragged young man in the Appalachian Mountains in 1917. Gint spends most of his time lying, drinking, and getting intro trouble, but he is determined to become “something great, grand, and glorious” – even if he’s unsure just what that is.
Pete Gint (male, 20-30 years old) A ne’er-do-well. Uneducated. Fantastic storyteller. A vibrant, lively imagination. Lives in a lifelong state of feeling less-than and is permanently chasing the feeling of being “enough.”
Oldie Momma (female, 40-50 years old) Pete Gint’s hardened, cigarette smoking, but tired mother. She has had to play the role of both mother and father to Pete. Tough love is her brand. Not outwardly maternal, but deeply caring.
Sally Vicks (female, 20-30 years old) Pete Gint’s unlikely love. She is plain. Unassuming, polite, and very maternal. She is caring and understanding seemingly to her own detriment.
Older Man (male, 40-50 years old) plays Father, Hog King, Bresh, Older Man, Billionaire, Head of University, Preacher, and Mist Spirit.
Older Woman (female, 40-50 years old) plays Mother, Hog, Bresh, Older Woman, Billionaire, Inmate, Vagrant, and Mist Spirit
Man (male, 30-40 years old) plays Jones, Hog, Bresh, Man, Billionaire, Inmate, Medicine Man, and Mist Spirit
Woman (female, 30-40 years old) plays Wedding Guest 1, Woman, Hog, Bresh, Billionaire, Doctor Thigh, and Mist Spirit
Younger Man (male, 18-30 years old) plays Groom, Hog, Bresh, Hog Woman’s Son, Billionaire, Screwdriver Inmate, and Mist Spirit
Younger Woman (female, 18-30 years old) plays Wedding Guest 2, Bride, Hog, Bresh, Younger Woman, Billionaire, Gint’s Mistress, Inmate, and a Mist Spirit