The Empress Theatre is pleased to announce auditions for:
“12 Angry Jurors”
A 19-year-old man has just stood trial for the fatal stabbing of his father. “He doesn’t stand a chance,” mutters the guard as the 12 jurors are taken into the bleak jury room. It looks like an open-and-shut case—until one of the jurors begins opening the others’ eyes to the facts. “This is a remarkable thing about democracy,” says the foreign-born juror, “that we are notified by mail to come down to this place—and decide on the guilt or innocence of a man; of a man we have not known before. We have nothing to gain or lose by our verdict. We should not make it a personal thing.” But personal it does become, with each juror revealing his or her own character as the various testimonies are re-examined, the murder is re-enacted and a new murder threat is born before their eyes! Tempers get short, arguments grow heated, and the group becomes 12 angry jurors. The jurors’ final verdict and how they reach it add up to a fine, mature piece of dramatic literature, an experience you’ll be proud to present.
12 Angry Jurors will audition 8/28 & 8/29 2018 and perform November 9th -17th, 2018
Please come prepared with a 1 minute dramatic monologue.
Please also come with a list of conflicts from August 28th through November 17th. No conflicts will be allowed after October 20th with permission from the director.
Directed by Michelle Groves
Gender of each Juror is listed below. If gender is not specified please contact the director with questions.
Ages listed are not necessarily the age of the actor portraying the role.
Cast Of Characters
FOREMAN JUROR NO. ONE Either – A small, petty person, who is impressed with the authority they have.
JUROR NO. TWO Female – A meek, hesitant woman who finds it difficult to maintain any opinions of her own.
JUROR NO. THREE Male – A very strong, forceful, extremely opinionated man within whom can be detected a streak of sadism.
JUROR NO. FOUR Female – Seems to be a woman of wealth and position.
JUROR NO. FIVE Male (Younger) – A naive, very frightened young man, who takes his obligations in this case very seriously but who finds it difficult to speak up.
JUROR NO. SIX Female – An honest but dull-witted woman.
JUROR NO. SEVEN Male (Older) – A loud, flashy, glad-handed salesman type who has more important things to do.
JUROR NO. EIGHT Male – A quiet, thoughtful and, gentle man, who sees all sides of every question
JUROR NO. NINE Either (Old) – A mild, gentle old person, long since defeated by life.
JUROR NO. TEN Male – An angry, bitter man, who antagonizes almost at sight.
JUROR NO. ELEVEN Male (Older) – A refugee from Europe, who speaks with an accent.
JUROR NO. TWELVE Female – A slick, bright advertising woman, who thinks of human beings in terms of percentages, graphs, and polls.
GUARD Male – A bit part, can be any age, offstage voice
JUDGE Male – A bit part, offstage voice
CLERK Male – A bit part, offstage voice