Audition Dates: Monday, April 15, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 16, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Woodstock Opera House - 121 Van Buren St. Woodstock IL 60098 (Use the side door of the Opera House on Dean Street)
Sunday’s – 6:00-9:00 p.m.,
Tuesday’s and Thursday’s - 6:30 – 9:30p.m.
As we get closer to tech week, we will rehearse 4 days a week beginning two weeks
prior to Tech on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday & Thursday. Schedule may also vary
based on actor availability.
LT. COL. NATHAN JESSEP (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 (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
• L.T. J.G. DANIEL KAFFEE (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 (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 (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 (Navy) - 40s+
Career Navy Physician, who serves as an expert witness at trial.
• PFC. WILLIAM SANTIAGO (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 (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
• LANCE CPL. HAROLD DAWSON (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 (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 (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 (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 (Marine) - 40s+
Trial judge presiding over Court Martial; tough but fair.
• CPL. JEFFREY HOWARD (Marine) – Early – mid 20s
Squad leader at GITMO, extremely likable, testifies at trial.
•Marines, Sailors, M. P’s, Lawyers, etc. – can be men and woman. Looking to cast 5
ensemble members to complete our cast.
Note from the Directors:
These are the main characters in the play, however there are several witnesses and
military guards also needed. The Judge, Doctor, and corpsmen can be cast as women
as we, too, are valuable members of the military. Please come and audition. During the
run of the show, all males will need to be clean shaven.
For further information contact the director at email@example.com
or the producer at firstname.lastname@example.org.