A FEW GOOD MEN Audition Information

Audition Dates

Prep Session: November 11, 7:00 PM
Auditions: November 19 & 20, 7:00 PM

Production Dates

First Rehearsal: February 3, 2020

Performances: March 13 - 28, 2020
(Saturday matinees @ 2 PM on March 21 & 28)
(Student matinees @ 10:00 AM March 19 & 26)


Director: John Goodson


All those auditioning will be asked to read sides from A FEW GOOD MEN. Please do not prepare a monologue. Sides will be available for pick up at the Prep Session on November 11th. 

Ages and genders MAY have some flexibility at the discretion of the Director and Producer.

Character Descriptions

Harold W. Dawson, Lance Corporal

Early 20s. Marine who attacks Santiago. Believes in the importance of the code and the corps. Downey’s superior.

Louden Downey, Private First Class

Early 20s. Marine who attacks Santiago. Believes in the importance of the code and the corps.

Matthew A. Markinson, Captain

40s. Marine with strong feelings about what happened to Santiago. Outranked by Jessep despite being older than him.

William Santiago, Private First Class

Early 20s. Marine murdered at the Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp (GITMO) by Dawson and Downey. Was desperate to leave GITMO before this.

Nathan Jessep, Lieutenant Colonel

40s. The highest ranked character at GITMO. A golden boy of whom bing things are expected by the corps. Believes in the importance of the code and the corps.

Jonathan Kendrick, Lieutenant

30s or 40s. Marine at GITMO, and superior of Dawson and Downey. Believes in the importance of code and the corps. Believes God is always watching.

Sam Weinberg, Lieutenant Jr Grade

Late 20s or 30s. Judge Advocate General (JAG) lawyer, and Kaffee’s friend. One of the smart kids, and often tasked with keeping Kafee in line.

Daniel Kaffee, Lieutenant Jr Grade

Late 20s or early 30s. JAG lawyer know for settling cases out of court. Biding his time in the JAG corps until he can become a corporate lawyer. Son of a legendary lawyer and has big shoes to fill.

Joanne Galloway, Lt Commander

Late 20s or early 30s. JAG lawyer. The only woman in the show, and in a world of men. Takes her job seriously, but is perceived as a pain in the butt. All heart, but not much experience.

Isaac Whitaker, Captain

Late 30s or 40s. JAG attorney, Kaffee and Sam’s superior, who is generally hassled.

Jack Ross, Lieutenant

Late 30s or 40s. JAG attorney and prosecutor in this case. A thorn in the side of Kaffee/Sam/Joanne. Very experienced and well regarded.

Jeffery Howard, Corporal

20s. Same rank as Dawson. A key witness it what orders were given (or not) regarding Santiago. Model Marine.

Julius Alexander Randolph, Captain

40s or 50s. The Judge at the trial. Tough but fair, and understands the world of the Navy.

Walter Stone, Commander

Any age. Doctor onside at GITMO who examines Santiago’s body. Struggles with meshing his morality as a doctor with his loyalty to the Marines.


Various small roles with some lines, but present a lot on stage. Will get the chance to play multiple parts. May be played by men or perhaps women.

If you have questions, please email auditions@civictheatre.org & attend the Prep Session.

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