McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT and LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

"A Few Good Men"
Audition Information

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If you have any additional questions (after reading through the 411 below), please email me directly Julia@Florescasting.com 

With Gratitude Always,

Julia Flores

FAQ/UPDATES:

Please read thru content below before emailing Casting. We will gladly respond to questions not answered here. Info@Florescasting.com

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The newest information will be listed at the top.

We will also date and time any new details so that you know you have the most current information.

Check back often  (especially before your audition).

  • DIRECTOR REQUEST:

    • It's so wonderful to be in person with you all! A general note - I've noticed that after 2+ years of being mostly on camera, many actors have let their stage muscles slacken a bit. I'm talking about the size of your voice (both volume and placement) and the size of your bodies. Take up space. This is a play that relishes language and great story telling. Use your full instrument. And remember- La Mirada is a 1,251 seat theater and we need you to play to the last row. 

  • 9/22: 11:10am​

    • OFFER UPDATE: ​First and foremost, thank you to everyone who was with us yesterday. It was a really great day and I was proud to have you with us. ​​

    • Offers will START to go out today, but there are many moving pieces to this show so we may not have all offers ready until next week. Our goal is to be set and cast before the end of day Friday, 9/30. As always, please reach out directly to me if you need/want to know sooner. Julia@Florescasting.com I promise to respond asap.

    • Email issues so please check spam folder

  • 9/2: 11:30am

    • HAIR 411:

      • Hair does NOT NEED TO BE CUT SHORT FOR THE AUDITION and facial hair does not need to be shaved. Haircuts and shaves AFTER you get the gig!

      • I asked for specifics re: "how short is short?" and this was the response from Casey:​

        • I SUGGEST WE USE THE MOVIE AS OUR GUIDE. THE GITMO MARINES ARE BUZZ CUTS AND THE OTHERS ARE SHORT AND NEAT. 

    • COVID PROTOCOL:

      • In response to many emails I've received and in effort to keep everyone safe, we are asking that everyone wear masks while in the lobby and until you audition. You are more than welcome to remove your mask when you read; the choice is yours. ​

  • 8/19: 6:40pm

    • Our male identifying actors will be asked to have their hair military short and be clean shaven. Please contact Julia if this is an issue. ​

  • 8/12: 5:15pm​​​

    • VIDEO AUDITION: Please be sure to include a full body POV. These characters are in the Navy, so fitness (for all) is a factor.​

  • LIVE AUDITIONS: PLEASE ALWAYS BRING YOUR HEADSHOT AND RESUME (Stapled please)​​​​​

  • PLEASE BE CHECKING YOUR SPAM FOLDERS FOR EMAILS. Unfortunately, not everyone has been getting our emails, so check spam and then add us to your contact list. If you have an aol email address, more than likely, our emails will end up in your spam so please check there. Thank you!​​​​

  • There will be Equity and Non Equity Contracts 

  • A gentle reminder that it is preferred that video auditions should be submitted via Eco Cast, but if this is not possible then submit directly (video@Florescasting.com) via Youtube, Vimeo or Dropbox. We delete any emails submitted with direct downloads or google links, etc. Please resubmit all information if you did not originally follow these guidelines. 

  • Please let Casting know if you do not have local LA housing when you submit your video audition.

 

 A SPECIAL NOTE FOR OUR ARTISTS:

McCoy Rigby Entertainment is committed to ensuring that you have the ability to create, work and thrive in a space that is free of racism, safe to voice experiences of trauma without retaliation and to continue to move towards an equitable and inclusive space for all.  McCoy Rigby Entertainment has pledged to elevate the standard of equity and inclusion for BIPOC through active and ongoing protocol changes. McCoy Rigby Entertainment is committed to continue to be in, and create, a space of learning for everyone in the company and the creative teams and artists we engage with throughout the season. We pledge to hold ourselves accountable, participate in hard and honest conversations, and create a space where everyone feels safe and supported to create their best work and thrive.
 

 

 

COVID PROTOCOLS

  • In order to keep our Artists and team safe, we will require a fully-vaccinated workplace, which means that all members of the company, actors, crew members, musicians, and staff must be fully vaccinated. (two vaccinations and a booster shot). There are no exceptions.

  • We will also require weekly testing,.

  • All Actors who attend Live Auditions need to be fully vaccinated. We will be asking for proof of vaccination.

  • We want to do our best to protect you at all times; therefore, we are asking anyone who is not feeling 100% healthy or who has tested positive in the past two weeks to please email me Julia@Florescasting.com so we can discuss video options in lieu of a live audition. We have been casting via video more and more, so I can absolutely assure you that submitting video will not affect your chances of being hired. 

  • We are also encouraging you to please wear your masks in the lobby and keep them on until asked to read (or keep your mask on throughout; your choice always!) Thank you for your understanding. 

DATES:

Rehearsal: 10/11 Open: 10/28 Close: 11/20

CONTRACTS

Equity COST $945 weekly

Non Equity: $510 weekly. with EMC points.

 

REHEARSAL AND PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Days and time are subject to change, but this is more than likely what our schedule will be:

 

REHEARSALS: La Mirada at the Rehearsal Hall (15519 Phoebe Avenue) 

Until tech week, rehearsals will be from either 11am-7pm or 12pm to 8pm Tuesday through Friday.
Rehearsals have been tentatively set for 10am to 6pm or 11am-7pm on the weekends


PERFORMANCES: Six show week: Thurs. at 7:30pm; Fridays at 8pm; Saturdays at 2pm & 8pm; Sundays (matinee and evening)

Please audition ONLY if these dates and terms are agreeable to you.

Please clear any/all conflicts with Flores Casting prior to your audition info@florescasting.com

Thank you!

AUDITION MATERIAL: 

 

LIVE AUDITION CHECKLIST:

  • Please email ANY AND ALL conflicts to Julia BEFORE you audition

  • Please email COVID Vax card before your audition date info@Florescasting.com

  • Please bring your Headshot and Resume

  • Please bring a copy of your Actor Contact Sheet https://www.dropbox.com/sh/mek2sejfg2l7z4j/AABLA8333_PTok9DCFFHqT8Ka?dl=0

  • Audition sides

  • DIRECTOR REQUEST:

    • It's so wonderful to be in person with you all! A general note - I've noticed that after 2+ years of being mostly on camera, many actors have let their stage muscles slacken a bit. I'm talking about the size of your voice (both volume and placement) and the size of your bodies. Take up space. This is a play that relishes language and great story telling. Use your full instrument. And remember- La Mirada is a 1,251 seat theater and we need you to play to the last row. 

VIDEO AUDITION CHECKLIST:

  • A gentle reminder that it is preferred that video auditions should be submitted via Eco Cast, but if this is not possible, then you may submit directly (video@Florescasting.com) via Youtube, Vimeo or Dropbox. We will not view auditions submitted with direct downloads or google links, etc. 

  • If you are emailing your video audition, please include the role you're auditioning for in the subject line of the email and in the body of the ema

  • Include:

    • A full body view. You can introduce yourself or chat while you do this so it's not 100% awkward ;)

    • Requested audition material (see Dropbox link above)

    • Contact Sheet (see Dropbox link above)

    • Headshot and Resume​ (if not sent via Eco Cast)

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LIVE AUDITION DATES AND LOCATIONS​​

DIRECTOR AUDITION: TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 20th

  • LOCATION: La Mirada Rehearsal Hall (15519 Phoebe Ave in La Mirada) 

  • WHO WILL BE THERE: Casey Stangl (Director), Julia Flores (Casting Director)​

PRODUCER CALLBACK: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21ST

  •  LOCATION:  La Mirada Rehearsal Hall (15519 Phoebe Ave in La Mirada) 

  • WHO WILL BE THERE: Tom McCoy and Cathy Rigby (Producers), BT McNicholl (LMT Producer), Casey Stangl (Director),  Julia Flores (Casting Director).

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BREAKDOWN and DIRECTOR'S NOTE:
 

DIRECTOR’S NOTE:

A FEW GOOD MEN takes place in a world governed by a rigid system - a patriarchy created by white men who value order, rank and obedience. The story of the play is watching that system be challenged and disrupted. The individual characters all live within that world; some of them embrace and defend its values, some challenge them and many others are just trying to get by. The play is a tightly woven and fast-paced narrative about confronting power and finding honor.

 

 

Nathan Jessep: 45-55. Character identifies as Male. A combat veteran whose star is on the rise. Values loyalty. Ambitious, articulate, and political. Fervent believer in a “traditional” idea of America.

 

Daniel Kaffee: 25-35. Character identifies as Male. Attended Harvard Law on a Navy scholarship. Son of a legendary, popular and politically connected Civil Rights lawyer. Not sure he measures up, but wants to. Smart, fast talker, charming.

 

JoAnne Galloway: 30-35. Character identifies as Female. A detail-oriented lawyer who lacks an eye for savvy courtroom tactics. Takes everything seriously. Making her way in a man’s world without losing her identity as a woman.

 

Matthew Markinson: 45-55. Character identifies as Male. Older than Jessep yet outranked by him. He spent 17 years as a counter-intelligence operative. Sees the injustice around him but feels powerless to change things.

 

Sam Weinberg: 30-35. Character identifies as Male. Career JAG attorney and close friend to Kaffee. Sam was always the smartest kid in the class. Not afraid to give voice to the play’s moral/ethical conflicts.

 

Jack Ross: 29-35. Character identifies as either Female or Male. Experienced and talented JAG attorney/prosecutor. Professional and detached, Ross knows how to try a good case. Follows orders and protocol but is clear regarding his/her own values.

 

Harold Dawson: 20’s. Character identifies as Male. A natural leader who values honor and personal integrity. He was held back from promotion after he defied Kendrick’s questionable disciplinary orders.

 

Loudon Downey: 20’s. Character identifies as Male. Doesn’t understand everything that goes on around him.  Almost alone in the world, except for Aunt Ginny who he doesn’t know well. Admires and depends on Dawson.

 

William Santiago: 20’s. Character identifies as Latinx, Afro-Latinx or AAPI Male. Wants to succeed but isn’t. Sensitive and intelligent. Also plays: Sentry and MP3

 

Jonathan Kendrick: 25-30. Character identifies as Male. Fervent Christian, believes in “family values” as defined by conservative evangelicals and fundamentalists. Probably abused as a kid. Lives by his unit’s code, “Unit, Corps, God, Country.”

 

Isaac Whitaker: 40-50. Character identifies as Male. A career JAG attorney and senior administrator who supervises young trial attorneys. Also plays Dr. Stone: Doctor stationed at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Stoic. He doesn’t want to rock the boat. Indebted to and intimidated by Jessep.

 

Judge Randolph: 40-55. Character identifies as Female. Trial judge, tough but fair. Also plays: Lawyer #2: JAG Attorney who works alongside Kaffee & Sam

 

Corporal Jeffrey Owen Howard: 20’s. Character identifies as Male. Likable and friendly.


Tom: 20’s. Character identifies as Male. Jessep’s assistant. Capable and efficient.  Also plays: MP1 and Sentry.

 

Dave (Lawyer #1): 25-35. Character identifies as Male. JAG Attorney who works alongside Kaffee & Sam Also plays: Sergeant At Arms and the role of Dunn: Squad leader, RSC Windward.


Hammaker 20’s. Character identifies as Male. Squad leader, RSC Windward. Also plays: MP2 and Orderly at Pentagon: Affable and eager to please.