Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Auditions in Georgetown for A Few Good Men by Aaron Sorkin, June 1 and 2, 2013
Announcing auditions June 1 and 2 at the Palace Theatre, 810 S. Austin Street, southwest of Georgetown Courthouse (click for map) for A Few Good Men by Aaron Sorkin, directed by Ron Watson.
Before it was a blockbuster movie with Cruise, Nicholson and Moore, this military courtroom drama, written by Academy Award Winner Aaron Sorkin, was a Broadway hit with Timothy Busfield in the role of Lt. Kaffee. Two Marines are on trial for the death of a third at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. A young hot shot Navy lawyer can get a quick plea bargain with little jail time for his clients, but the case quickly becomes clouded with suicide, complicity and cover up leading all the way up the chain of command. The stakes are high and so are the courtroom fireworks.
All rehearsals and performances will be held at the Palace Theatre in Georgetown. The rehearsal schedule is likely to be Monday through Thursday from 7-10pm, and Saturdays, from 1-5pm. Rehearsals will probably not begin until 6/17, The show opens August 16th, and runs for 4 weekends, 12 performances. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30pm, and Sunday shows are at 2pm.
To audition, you will need to perform a memorized comedic or dramatic monologue, no more than 1-2 minutes in length. This can be from any play, musical, movie, book, or personal experience. Do not come unprepared or you will not be considered for a speaking role. Callbacks will be by invitation only, and consist of readings from the script.
To audition, please click the following link: Audition Times
The role breakdown is as follows:
Lt. j.g. Daniel A. Kaffee-(male 25-40). Young Navy lawyer with a reputation for a quick plea bargain. Very bright and well-educated; son of a legendary trial attorney and lawmaker.
Lt. Cmdr. Joanne Galloway: (female 24-40). Young Navy J.A.G. lawyer. Aggressive and assertive. By the book lawyer.
Lt. j.g. Sam Weinberg- (male 25-40). Defense Team. Kaffee's second chair for the murder trial, and a good friend. Much more of a straight shooter than Kaffee.
Lt. Col. Nathan Jessup: (male 30-45). USMC; a tough, bigoted Vietnam veteran. A career officer shaped by decades of cold-war politics. Stationed as Commanding Officer of the N. A.B. at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Youngest such C.O. in the Marines.
Lt. Jack Ross: (male 28-45). Marine prosecuting attorney. No nonsense lawyer with a keen political sense. Similar to Kaffee, he just doesn't have all the rule-breaking in him.
Lt. Jonathan James Kendrick- (male 28-45). Career marine. He only believes in 4 things: Unit, Corp, God, and Country. Cross Rev. Jim Baker or Billy Graham with an Army drill sergeant and you get Kendrick.
Pfc. Louden Downey: (male 21-30). Defendant. Not a real deep thinker. Downey usually follows Dawson's lead. He believes completely in the military ideals of honor and integrity. Follows orders.
Pfc. William T. Santiago: (male 21-30). Underachieving Marine that dies from the "Code Red" discipline applied by fellow Marines. Nice guy, buddies like him even though he's not cutting the mustard.
Lance Cpl. Harold Dawson: (male 21-35). Defendant. Downey's squad leader. Regular Marine, follows orders. Dawson is slightly faster on his feet than Downey, and tends to make decisions for both of them. The Corps is his life.
Capt. Matthew Markinson: (male 35-50). Career Marine. Solid officer, reports to a younger C.O. in Jessup and that rubs him a bit. Conscientious guy. Blames his own weakness for the loss of Santiago, and dishonoring himself and the Marine Corp publicly.
Cpl. Jeffrey Owen Howard: (male 24-45). Squad leader at Gitmo. Called as a witness in the trial.
Capt. Julius Alexander Randolph: (male 40-60). Judge for Downey and Dawson's trial.
Cmdr. (Dr.) Walter Stone: (male 35-60). Chief Medical Officer at Gitmo. Testifies at the trial.
Capt. Isaac Whittaker: (male 40-55). Kaffee and Sam's boss, heads up Navy Legal Department, and while he runs things by the book, he has a bit of an "old boy's club attitude". Career Navy lawyer.
Members of the Marine Corps Unit - These Marines form a tightly knit group who perform cadences between the scenes, demonstrating their precision in marching, and helping tell the story as it moves along. They will be a critical part of the production. Many of these will play other roles with lines as well.