To be directed by Rick Scheideman
Auditions for the Maui OnStage production and Maui debut of A Few Good Men will be held:
Monday, February 20th from 6:15 – 9:30 PM
Please prepare a 2 – 3 minute monologue reflecting the character you are most interested in auditioning for OR two shorter monologues that show contrast in character.
Where: At Maui OnStage’s OFFStage Studio, 811 Kolu Street in Wailuku
Maui OnStage will be holding auditions for the Maui debut of Aaron Sorkin’s renowned play A Few Good Men. This Broadway hit about the trial of two Marines for complicity in the death of a fellow Marine at Guantanamo Bay sizzles on stage. The Navy lawyer, a callow young man more interested in softball games than the case, expects a plea bargain and a cover up of what really happened. Prodded by a female member of his defense team, the lawyer eventually makes a valiant effort to defend his clients and, in so doing, puts the military mentality and the Marine code of honor on trial.
Director, Rick Scheideman will be seeing actors in 10 minute blocks beginning at 6:15.
Bring a head-shot and resume and your conflict schedule to auditions. To schedule an audition appointment (necessary), please call 244-8680 ext 23. Actors who come to the audition without an appointment will be seen if time allows.
Callbacks with readings from the script will be on Wednesday, February 22 and rehearsals will begin in early March. A Few Good Men runs April 28 – May 14 at the Historic Iao Theater.
Directions to Maui OFFStage at 811 Kolu Street below!
Roles and Character Descriptions: (script versions of A Few Good Men are available on-line)
LT DANIEL A. KAFFEE (M: 25-40) – self-absorbed, a bit chaotic, but very talented lawyer who finds himself being challenged and stretched in ways he’s never been.
LT CMDR JOANNE GALLOWAY (F: 30-40) – highly motivated go-getter who still thinks she needs to prove herself as a woman in the military.
LT SAM WEINBERG (M: 30-40) – career focused lawyer who misses his family, but loves what he does – which is playing second fiddle to a much more talented and vocally astute side-kick (Kaffee).
LT COL NATHAN JESSEP (M: 40-55) – the essence of Marine: tough, focused, uncompromising, powerful in speech and physical presence, intimidating to everyone, but still able to schmooze.
LT JOHNATHAN JAMES KENDRICK (M: 25-35) – over-the-top duty-focused Marine who exemplifies all that is wrong with myopic leadership. Uses the Bible as a thumping card.
LT JACQUELINE or JACK ROSS (M or F 30-40) – Prosecuting attorney who solidly knows the law, the Marines, and counterparts in court. Strong and honorable, likeable in a conflicting way.
CAPT MATTHEW MARKINSON (M: 45-55) – Marine Executive Officer who tries to secretly push the truth to the forefront only to find everything he’s ever been taught being challenged.
PFC LOUNDEN DOWNEY (M: 18-25) – sweet, down-home boy-next-door who probably joined the Marines because it’s the best way to utilize what little brain God gave him. Naïve but genuine.
LANCE COPORAL HAROLD DAWSON (ML 20-25) – Essence of Marine honor with a touch of genuine humanity. Believes to the core in the Corps – its honor and its code.
PFC WILLIAM SANTIAGO (M: 18-25) – honestly whimpy Marine whose inability to carry his load, despite its reality, is the cause of the conflict in the show.
CMDR WILMA or WILLIAM STONE (M or F: 45-55) Chief Medical Officer at GTMO – follows medical protocol
CAPT. JULIUS RANDOLPH (M: 50-60) – strong and decent Judge of the Court Martial.
CPL. JEFFREY OWEN HOWARD (M: 20-30) – goofy and fun Marine who provides a lot of comic relief, but also a lot of truth in what goes on behind the scenes of the Marine training.
CAPT ISAAC WHITAKER (M: 40-55) – Kaffee’s JAG boss who assigns him to the case.
ENSEMBLE – the play requires a myriad of military people who serve as sentries, guards, officers in the jury, all of whom create a solid visual and character piece for the overall look and feel of the show.
Directions to Maui OFFStage studio: 811 Kolu Street – Unit A
- Turn onto Ho’okahi from Lower Main
- Turn LEFT onto Kolu (Maui Food Bank):
- 781/811 is on left
- Park anywhere in middle parking lot
- OFFStage is on the back side of the building on the right (same building as Judy’s Gang)
- Walk to the end of building farthest from street
- Follow path on the end of building (right)
- OFFStage studio is the first door when you come around the back side of building (right)
Please call: 808-244-8680 ext. 23 to make your audition appointment!
Maui OnStage is encouraging performers with diverse cultural backgrounds
and all levels of experience to audition for the 2016 – 2017 season.
So whether you are a seasoned veteran or have never performed on stage before,
Maui OnStage welcomes you.
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