Twelve Angry Men
Adapted by Sherman L. Sergel
Based on the Emmy award-winning television movie by Reginald Rose
Directed by Jess Wilson
October 16-18 and 23-25
Sunday, July 12 beginning at noon
Wednesday, July 15 beginning at 6:30pm
at The Spire Center for the Performing Arts
25 1/2 Court Street, Plymouth
A dramatic monologue under two minutes long is welcome, but not required.
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.
A resume and headshot is preferred.
Please note that while the director is inclined to follow traditional casting,
everyone is welcome to audition;
any juror could conceivably be played by any gender.
Please contact Jess at plymouthcommunitytheatre[at]gmail.com
for more information.
In addition to the twelve jurors, there is also a small part for the courtroom guard.
|Juror No. 1||The jury foreman, somewhat preoccupied with his duties; proves to be accommodating to others. An assistant high school football coach. Tends to attempt to prevent heated arguments.|
|JUROR NO. 2||A meek, unpretentious bank clerk who finds it difficult to maintain any opinions of his own. Easily swayed
and usually adopts the opinion of the last person to whom he has spoken.|
|JUROR NO. 3||A businessman and distraught father; very strong, very forceful, extremely opinionated within whom can be detected a streak
of sadism and temper. He is a humorless man who is intolerant of opinions other than his own and accustomed to forcing his wishes and views upon others.|
|JUROR NO. 4||A rational stockbroker; a man of wealth and position. He is a practiced speaker who presents himself well at all times. Unflappable, sel-assured, and analytical, his only concern is with the facts in this case, and he is appalled at the behavior of the others.|
|JUROR NO. 5||A naive, soft-spoken young man who takes his obligations in this case very seriously but who finds it difficult to speak up when his elders have the floor.|
|JUROR NO. 6||A house painter, tough but principled and respectful, who comes upon his decisions slowly and carefully. A man who finds it difficult to create positive opinions, but who listens to, digests and accepts those opinions offered by others which appeal to him most.|
|JUROR NO. 7||A loud, flashy-handed salesman type who has more important things to do than to sit on a jury. He is quick to show temper, quick to form opinions on things about which he knows nothing, superficial and indifferent to the deliberations. Is a bully and, of course, a coward.|
|JUROR NO. 8||An architect, the first dissenter. A quiet, thoughtful, gentle man who sees all sides of every question and constantly seeks the truth. A man of strength tempered with compassion. Above all, he is a man who wants justice to be done and will fight to see that it is. |
|JUROR NO. 9||A wise, observant, gentle elderly man long since defeated by life and now merely waiting to die. A man who recognizes himself for what he is and mourns the days when it would have been possible to be courageous without shielding himself behind his many years.|
|JUROR NO. 10||An angry, bitter garage owner, who antagonizes almost at sight. A loudmouthed bigot who places no values on any human life save his own, a man who has been nowhere and is going nowhere and knows it deep within him.|
|JUROR NO. 11||A German refugee who came to this country in 1941. Now a citizen, he speaks with an accent and is humble, almost subservient to the people around him, but who will honestly seek justice because he has suffered through so much injustice.
|Juror NO. 12||A wisecracking, slick, bright advertising man who thinks of human beings in terms of percentages graphs and polls, and has no real understanding of people. He is a superficial snob, but trying to be a good fellow.|
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Actors interested in attending our open auditions may request further information via the "Get Involved" link on the right. Attending an open audition does not excuse an actor from auditioning for each show individually. However, actors may be invited to audition for specific roles based on their open audition, or they may be invited to callbacks despite being unable to attend a show audition.
For open auditions, we request two prepared monologues (comic and dramatic), each under 2 minutes in length. If you do not have prepared monologues, we will have stock monologues for you to read from. Please feel free to email us ahead of time and we will forward you the appropriate readings for you to review prior to the auditions.
Singers may also prepare 32 bars of a musical theater song of their choice.
Resumes and headshots are welcome, but not required
(we will take your photo when you check in for the audition).