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Twelve Angry Jurors

by Reginald Rose; Directed by Wayne Grinwis

A 19-year-old man has been charged with stabbing his father to death, and his future is now in the hands of the jury. The twelve jurors retire to the jury room to begin their discussions and at first it appears they might reach a quick verdict. However, as the jurors start to grapple with a number of significant issues, both those from the trial and those entwined within their own lives, we learn there is much to deliberate.

Auditions

  • Monday, July 24, 2017 at 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 7:00 PM

Audition Details:
You only need to attend one of the above audition sessions in order to be considered. No appointments are necessary. You should plan to spend about 2 hours at the theater for auditions (perhaps a little more or less, depending on turnout).

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. While everyone auditioning will likely be considered for every role, those who are particularly interested in auditioning for Juror #3 and/or Juror #8 are requested to bring a prepared dramatic monologue not to exceed three minutes. Please bring a list of any rehearsal conflicts you may and be prepared to list them on the audition form. Headshot and resume are not required.

If you have any questions about auditions, you may contact the director by clicking on his name at the top of the page.

Cast requirements:
Number of Women: 4-8 Age range: 20-80
Number of Men: 6-8 Age range: 20-80

Character Descriptions
Foreperson: small, petty, impressed with their own authority; not overly bright, but determined
Juror #2: meek, hesitant, finds it difficult to maintain any opinions of their own; easily swayed
Juror #3: very strong, very forceful, extremely opinionated person; intolerant of opinions other than own
Juror #4: wealthy, practiced speaker, feels a bit above the other jurors; focuses on the facts
Juror #5: naïve, frightened, young; finds it difficult to speak up when elders have the floor
Juror #6: honest but dull-witted; finds it difficult to create positive opinions
Juror #7: loud, flashy, glad-handed salesperson type; quick to show temper
Juror #8: quiet, thoughtful, gentle; sees all sides and seeks the truth; strength tempered with compassion
Juror #9: mild, gentle, older; long since defeated by life, and now merely waiting to die
Juror #10: angry, bitter; antagonizes almost at sight; bigot who places no values on any human life save own
Juror #11: refugee, speaks with an accent and is ashamed, humble, almost subservient to others; seeks justice
Juror #12: slick, bright, in the advertising business; superficial snob but trying to be a good person
Guard: bit part

Please Note: While a few roles may work better as men, the director wants to push some gender stereotypes, and is therefore open to casting people of all genders, likely for all roles.

Schedule:
Rehearsals for Twelve Angry Jurors will be on Sunday afternoons and Monday and Wednesday evenings. The director is anticipating rehearsing only twice a week for the first half of the rehearsal period and then moving to three times a week. The first month of rehearsals will be mostly character study, allowing for flexibility with August vacation schedules. Tech rehearsals are mandatory and will be held on October 15-18.

Performances

Coming October 20th

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Tickets have not yet gone on-sale for this show.

Staff

Director
 
Wayne Grinwis
Producer
 
Julia Liebhardt
Assistant Director
 
Lindsay Franklin
Production Assistant
 
Andrea Grinwis

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