Auditions

A Few Good Men

by Aaron Sorkin

Directed by Annette van Roden

Performances 3 Feb to 25 Feb, 2023

 

When: Tuesday, 20 September, 2022 at 7:30pm (Doors open from 7:00pm) 

Where:  The Pavilion Theatre, Castle Hill Showground

Callbacks:  If required: date to be confirmed. 

Format:  Cold read from the script. If you’re feeling creative devise a military chant to inspire everyone at the audition.

Rehearsals:  Mon, Thu and Sat. Initially not everyone will be required at every rehearsal. A draft schedule will be available at the audition.

From the Director:  The play is based on true events that happened in Guantanamo Bay in the early 80’s where the Military is a law unto itself – their code is Unit. Corps. Country. God.  Each military character must embody this attitude with every fibre of their being, at all times – walking, talking, standing, sitting, breathing.  

 

There is only one women written into the play which is deliberate and illustrates the misogyny evident at the time. Having said that I think the roles of the Judge and MP’s etc. can be fluid. 

 

There is a wealth of information to be found about this play online.

 

Accents:  American accents that reflect years of military service. The characters all have different backgrounds so the accents can be varied.  

 

Notes:  

Readings will be from the play so please be very familiar with the script.

Appropriate Military haircuts/styles will be required of all actors for all performances and publicity photos.

Don’t un-cast yourself, call the director If you have any questions.

We highly encourage all actors to be fully vaccinated by the start of rehearsals.

 

CHARACTER LIST  – Ages are approximate.

 

Lt. J.g. Daniel A. Kaffee, Navy Lawyer, Attorney for the Defense  – 30

Lt. Col. Nathan Jessep, Marine, Commanding Officer, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba – 55

Lt. Cmdr. Joanne Galloway, Navy Lawyer, Special Investigator Internal Affairs – 30

LCpl. Harold W. Dawson, The Accused, Santiago’s Delta Squad Leader – 25 

Pfc. Louden Downey, Also Accused for Complicity and Conduct Unbecoming – 25

Capt. Matthew A. Markinson, Lieutenant Colonel at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base – 40

Lt. Jonathan James Kendrick, Marine, Executive Officer, Rifle Security Company Windward – 25

Lt. Jack Ross, Marine Lawyer, Judge Advocate for the Prosecution  – 35

Lt. j.g. Sam Weinberg, Navy Lawyer, Kaffee’s Co-Counsel  – 35

Capt. Isaac Whitaker, Navy Lawyer, Appellate Division – 40

Pfc. William Santiago, The Victim – 20

Cpl. Jeffrey Owen Howard, Marine Barracks Windward, Guantanamo Bay  – 25

Cmdr. Walter Stone, Navy, Internal Medicine Specialist, Guantanamo Bay – 50+

Capt. Julius Alexander Randolph, Marine, Court Martial Judge, Washington, D.C. – 55+  

Tom/Dave/Hammaker/Dunn/MPs/Sentry/Orderly – misc 

 

There will be at least 4 actors that will be playing multiple roles.

 

For a copy of the script or to ask any questions contact;

 

Annette van Roden / p: 0417 267 675 / e: annettevanroden@gmail.com