Auditions for “12 Angry Jurors”

12 Angry Jurors artwork

Auditions for 12 Angry Jurors by Reginald Rose, directed by Gina Lutz and assisted by Kara McCormick, will be held at the Village Players of Hatboro on:

  • Sunday, June 24th at 7pm
  • Monday, June 25th at 7pm
  • Callbacks will be held on Thursday, June 28th at 7pm

Roles are open to all genders, races, and ethnic diversities. While audition participants will be asked to do cold readings from the script, we recommend that everyone attending be familiar with the script if possible (not required). Copies of the script are often available to check out at local libraries. If you have any questions about the audition process or the sides being used for the cold read, please email director Gina Lutz, gina@thevillageplayers.com.

AUDITION APPLICATION OPTIONS:

You may bring a completed audition application by printing one out below, fill out the online audition form, or fill one out when you arrive at the theater (please arrive a little early).

Show dates are October (2018) 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20. All actors who are cast MUST be available for all show dates, as well as tech week (Sunday, September 30th through Wednesday, October 3rd) and benefit shows on weeknights throughout the run (dates TBD).

Synopsis

A murder trial has ended, closing arguments have been made; now it’s up to a jury of twelve to decide the fate of a 19-year-old boy accused of murdering his father. It’s an open and shut case. Or is it? Tensions rise as racism, classism, and twelve very different personalities interact to obstruct their intentions of reaching a unanimous decision. Can one juror, in their pursuit of justice, save the life of a young man by changing the minds of their peers, one vote at a time?

12 Angry Jurors – Characters

  • Guard: A police officer of any age, gender, or ethnicity
  • Jurors:
    1. Flexible age. Level-headed foreman of the jury. Takes their job seriously, fair, even-tempered; lower middle class
    2. Flexible age. Timid, shy, easily led, trusts others’ opinions over their own; working class
    3. 40-50s, antagonist. Extremely opinionated, dislikes opinions other than their own, they are not comfortable with anyone standing up to them; lower middle class
    4. Flexible age. A professional; juror 4 is logical, cultured, analytical, they have a good mind for recalling many of the details presented during the trial; upper middle class
    5. 18-25. Streetwise, grew up in the slums, identifies somewhat with the defendant, hesitant to share their opinions among their elders, working poor
    6. Flexible age. They are always apologizing, defensive and nervous as tensions rise throughout deliberations. Juror 6 has a bit more subdued personality and is respectful of others’ opinions; working class
    7. Flexible age. A car salesman, very vocal as a juror, they are impatient, and they do not want to be there; lower middle class
    8. 30s-40s, protagonist. Thoughtful, confident, steadfast, compassionate; Juror 8 reargues the entire trial, determined to uphold the tenets of justice and the concept of reasonable doubt; upper middle class
    9. Older, wise, and well spoken, they become an advocate for the defendant; lower middle class
    10. Flexible age. Bigoted, tactless, opinionated, a bully; working class
    11. Flexible age. Immigrant, slight accent, patriotic, appreciates the American justice system and is willing to defend it; lower middle class
    12. Flexible age. Business executive, isn’t particularly invested in achieving justice and believes their time would be better spent elsewhere, they see people as a number; upper middle class

Crew Members & Newbies

Audition nights are a perfect time to come out, meet the director, and express your interest in helping out backstage, be it in the role of a stage manager, lights & sound operator, concessions, or whatever else you might like to do.

They’re also GREAT for first-timers to come out and observe how things are done, maybe express interest in being a helper, or read for a part! We almost always cast at least one person who’s never been on stage before. You never know what can happen!

Questions? Please contact the show’s director Gina Lutz at gina@thevillageplayers.com.

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