Auditions for the very serious and dramatic show,
After school in the auditorium
You do not have to be in Mrs. Dupery’s classes to try out!
Please research and read the show before you come for the audition, it will be cold readings. If you are cast be ready to work hard and long on this show. We will analyze everything in the script to create the best possible understanding of the given material for our audiences and ourselves. It is our duty to do this piece with integrity, justice and above all, with pride.
12 Angry Jurors Character Descriptions
DIRECTOR’S NOTE: While this adaptation is written in the masculine, I do not plan to make choices as to which characters are to be played by men and which by women until casting after auditions. Until that time all roles are open to all people.
FOREMAN: He is a small, petty man who is impressed with the authority he has and handles himself quite formally. He’s not overly bright, but dogged.
2nd JUROR: He’s a meek, hesitant man who finds it difficult to speak his own thoughts for fear of being shouted down by the more powerful personalities in the room.
3rd JUROR: He is a very strong, very forceful, extremely opinionated man, intolerant of opinions other than his own; at the same time a deeply wounded man who is tries to hide his pain behind a loud voice.
4th JUROR: He seems to be a man of wealth and position and a practiced speaker who presents himself well at all times. His only concern if with the facts of the case and is often the voice of reason and logic when fights break out amongst the others.
5th JUROR: A younger man from the slums who identifies with the young man on trial more then he would like to admit.
6th JUROR: An honest man who comes upon his decisions slowly and carefully. A blue-collar worker who states his opinions honestly and bluntly.
7th JUROR: A loud, flashy, glad-handed salesman who has more important things to do then to sit in a jury. Quick to temper and equally quick to form opinions on things about which he knows nothing.
8th JUROR: A quiet, thoughtful, gentleman. A man who sees all sides of every question and constantly seeks the truth. He is 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.
9th JUROR: An old man. Gentle, mild, and long since defeated by life. He recognized himself for what he his and tries to be the voice of experience and wisdom in the room.
10th JUROR: A bully. He is an angry, bitter man who antagonizes almost at sight.
11th JUROR: An immigrant, most likely from Europe. He speaks with an accent and is a humble, quite man. He is very polite and clam, and believes very strongly in the American ideal and in the Justice system.
12th JUROR: A slick, bright advertising man who tries to do the right thing, but is used to being overwhelmed by people with louder, brighter ideas.”
Guard- A small role, walks in on the scene a few times, has a very limited amount of lines.