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⭐️ AUDITIONS ARE COMING UP ⭐️

SHOW: A Few Good Men

WHEN: Tuesday November 16th at 7:00p & Saturday November 20th at noon

TGWG announces open auditions for Aaron Sorkin’s ‘A FEW GOOD MEN’ directed by Jessica Johns-Kelly. We are looking to cast a diverse group of performers. All roles are open to performers of all ethnicities. Roles available for 1 Woman, 13 Men, 5 Ensemble. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Please bring a resume & headshot or recent photo. No appointment necessary, BUT auditions will begin PROMPTLY at the start time listed.

– Link to our Audition Form: https://theatreguildwg.org/…/08/TGWG-Audition-Form.pdf

SYNOPSIS: Military lawyers at a court-martial uncover a high-level conspiracy in the course of defending their clients, two United States Marines accused of murder.

CHARACTERS:

LT. COL. NATHAN JESSEP (Any Ethnicity, Marine, 40s+) Jessep is the youngest Colonel in the North American Command, he makes sure everyone knows how good he is at being in control. Often, he chooses to appear powerful rather than to make prudent, life- saving decisions. He has the utmost faith in his own authority as a Marine, and in the sanctity of the Marine Corps.Commanding Officer in Guantanamo Bay.

LT COM. JOANNE GALLOWAY (Any Ethnicity, Navy, mid to late 20s-early 30s) She’s worked hard to come as far as she has. She talks her way into being assigned as a second lawyer so each defendant has one of their own. She is extremely intelligent, and forthcoming. Calls the shots as she sees them. Is not intimidated by Kaffee.

L.T. J.G. DANIEL KAFFEE (Any Ethnicity, Navy, mid to late 20s-early 30’s) Young, inexperienced JAG Attorney, attended Harvard Law on a Navy scholarship. The son of a famous lawyer, Kaffee is afraid to try his best and not measure up. To escape this, he simply doesn’t try. At the opening of the play, he is far more concerned about his office softball team than the cases he’s working on. As he gets more involved in this case, his priorities start to change.

L.T. J.G. SAM WEINBERG (Any Ethnicity, Navy, mid to late 20s-early 30s) Smart JAG Attorney, friend to Kaffee, and moral voice of the play. Sam is not as involved in the case as Kaffee or Galloway, but he works on it with them nevertheless.

CAPT. JACK ROSS (Any Ethnicity, Marine, 30s+) A lawyer assigned to prosecute Dawson and Downey. Emotionally uninvested in the case, he expects Kaffee to ask for a plea bargain. He sees his job as to save face for the military as much as possible – which entails punishing the accused just leniently enough that they won’t talk about any breaches of protocol.

DR. WALTER STONE (Any Ethnicity, Navy, 40s+) Career Navy Physician, who serves as an expert witness at trial.

PFC. WILLIAM SANTIAGO (Any Ethnicity, Marine, early 20’s) A young Marine whose death sets the story in motion.Although he dies before the action of the play begins, Santiago appears in a few flashbacks. At one point, he wrote a letter offering to turn another soldier in for a minor breach in protocol in exchange for being transferred off the base.

PFC. LOUDEN DOWNEY (Any Ethnicity, Marine, early 20s) Accused of murdering Private William Santiago in conspiracy with Dawson. Downey usually follows Dawson’s lead. He believes completely in the military ideals of honor and integrity, and that makes it hard for him to admit that any of his commanding officers have led him astray. No close family, not outgoing, answers to Squad Leader Dawson.

LANCE CPL. HAROLD DAWSON (Any Ethnicity, Marine, late 20s) Young Marine accused of murdering Santiago. Good leader. Dawson is slightly faster on his feet than Downey, and tends to make decisions for both. Dawson has the utmost respect for military protocol and honor. He was held back from promotion for not following Kendrick’s orders.

LT. JONATHAN KENDRICK (Any Ethnicity, Marine, 30’s-early 40’s) Platoon Commander of Rifle Security Company (RSC) Windward. Lives by the code “Unit, Corps, God, Country.” Employs questionable disciplinary techniques.

CAPT. MATTHEW MARKINSON (Any Ethnicity, Marine, 40s+) Older, but outranked by Jessup. Served 21 years in USMC and second-in-command at GITMO. A captain stationed on Guantanamo Bay, under Colonel Jessep who once worked with Dawson, Downey and Santiago. He suggested transferring Santiago off the base, but Jessep chose not to. Markinson has trouble with the fact that his C.O. is so much younger than he is.

CAPT. ISAAC WHITAKER (Any Ethnicity, Navy, late 40s+) Supervising JAG attorney in Washington with sharp wit.Whitaker oversees the military lawyers in Washington, D.C. He allows Joanne Galloway to work on the case even though Kaffee was the only lawyer officially assigned to it.

JUDGE JULIUS RANDOLPH (Any Ethnicity, Marine, 40s+) Trial judge presiding over Court Martial; tough but fair.

CPL. JEFFREY HOWARD (Any Ethnicity, Marine, early-mid 20s) Squad leader at GITMO, extremely likable, testifies at trial.

ENSEMBLE (Any Ethnicity, M or F, 20+) Marines, Sailors, M.P’s, Lawyers, etc. Looking to cast 5 ensemble members to complete our cast.

Rehearsals(time TBA)

Production Dates: March 11, 12, *13, 18, 19, *20. Shows are at 8pm, *Sunday matinee at 2pm.

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Please hold on to your 2020 tickets (since you were unable to use the last one or two shows)  You may choose to do one of three things:

1) Purchase a regular season ticket for our next season and let a friend use your last season ticket

2) Donate the one show from last season to the Guild

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