12 Angry Jurors
By Sherman L. Sergel, adapted from the script by Reginald Rose
Directed by Mike Schulz
Audition Times: • Saturday, September 10th (Noon-2pm) • Sunday, September 11th (4-6pm)
Performance Dates: • Friday, November 4th – Sunday, November 6 • Wednesday, November 9th (Benefit Performance) • Friday, November 11th – Sunday, November 13
Rehearsal Schedule: • Read-through: Monday, September 19th, 6:30pm • Rehearsals: Mondays through Thursdays, 6:30-9pm – September 26th thru October 27th • Tech Rehearsals: Sunday, October 30th thru Thursday, November 2nd (Invited Dress)
The trial of 19-year-old man for the fatal stabbing of his father has just concluded. It looks like an open-and-shut case – that is, until one of the jurors takes a look at the facts in a new way. Evidence is re-examined, tempers get short, arguments grow heated as issues become personal, with each juror revealing his or her own character. As the various testimonies are re-examined, the murder is re-enacted and a new threat of violence breaks out, all in the pursuit of what is the truth and what is the right thing to do.
Juror 1: The jury foreman: a calm and methodical assistant high school football coach.
Juror 2: A meek and unpretentious bank teller who is easily flustered, but eventually stands up for himself.
Juror 3: A hot-tempered owner of a courier business who is estranged from his son; the most passionate advocate of a "guilty" verdict.
Juror 4: An unflappable, conscientious, and analytical stock broker who is concerned only with facts, not opinions.
Juror 5: A Baltimore Orioles fan who grew up in a violent slum, and is sensitive to bigotry towards "slum kids."
Juror 6: A tough but principled house painter who objects to others, especially the elderly, being verbally abused.
Juror 7: A wisecracking salesman who is less concerned with the case than he is with the Yankees game he is missing.
Juror 8: A humane, justice-seeking architect and father of three; initially, the only one to question the evidence and vote "not guilty."
Juror 9: A thoughtful and intelligent elderly man who is highly observant of the witnesses' behaviors and their possible motivations.
Juror 10: A pushy, loud-mouthed, and xenophobic garage owner.
Juror 11: A polite European watchmaker and naturalized American citizen who demonstrates strong respect for democratic values such as due process.
Juror 12: An indecisive and easily distracted advertising executive.
There is also a Guard, who appears occasionally and briefly – the performer in this role wouldn't be required to be at all rehearsals.
Notes from the Director for Those Auditioning: • Be prepared to cold-read from the script; no preparation or prior experience necessary. • We are seeking all ethnicities and genders, and will adjust pronouns in the script as necessary. The only age requirement is that performers be old enough to serve on a jury, or be able to effectively fake 18. • Because, with the exception of the performer playing the Guard, everyone is on-stage the whole time, cast members will be expected to attend every rehearsal. Conflicts come up, of course, and can be worked around. But those without an excessive number of Monday-Thursday conflicts (or preferably none) will likely be given casting preference over those with trickier schedules. So...please bring to your audition (or be able to provide) a list of rehearsal conflicts for the period between Monday, September 19th, and Thursday, November 2nd. There will be no rehearsals on Fridays or Saturdays, and only one potential rehearsal on Sunday, October 30th, if actors are even needed. • Anyone who NEEDS to audition by way of Zoom should contact Playcrafters at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible so that arrangements can be made. • Have fun! This will be low- or no-stress, I promise!
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