Directed by Todd Smith


Audition Dates:

February 20 and 21st


Times:

7:00pm - 9:00pm

(Call backs February 27th:7pm)


Location:

ELT Building

1000 Laurel St.

Elmira NY


Audition Information:

Please prepare a short monologue (2-3 minutes)

Also be prepared to do a cold read from the script. 

The director will be seeing each person individually


Call backs will consist of a small group interactions 


All scripts will be available at Steele Memorial Library


Synopsis

Following the closing arguments in a murder trial, the twelve members of the jury must deliberate, with a guilty verdict meaning death for the accused, an inner-city teen. As the dozen jurors try to reach a unanimous decision while sequestered in a room, one juror casts considerable doubt on elements of the case. Personal issues soon rise to the surface, and conflict threatens to derail the delicate process that will decide one boy's fate.

 

 

 

Character Descriptions

 

Foreperson

He/she is a small, petty person who is impressed with the authority (s)he has and handles it quite formally.  He/she is not overly bright, but dogged.

 

Juror No. Two

He/she is a meek, hesitant person who finds it difficult to maintain opinions of his/her own.  He/she is easily swayed and usually adopts the opinion of the last person to whom (s)he has spoken.

 

Juror No. Three

He/she is very strong, very forceful, extremely opinionated person within whom can be detected a streak of sadism.  Also, (s)he is a humorless person who is intolerant of opinions other than his/her own, and accustomed to forcing his/her wishes and views upon others.

 

Juror No. Four

He/she seems to be a person of wealth and position, and a practiced speaker who presents oneself well at all times.  He/she seems to feel a little bit above the rest of the jurors.  His/her only concern is with the facts in this case and (s)he is appalled with the behavior of others.

 

Juror No. Five

He/she is a naïve, very frightened young person who takes his/her obligations in this case very seriously but who finds it difficult to speak up when his/her elders have the floor.

 

Juror No. Six

He/she is an honest but dull witted person who comes upon his/her decisions slowly and carefully.  (S)he is a person who finds it difficult to create positive opinions, but who must listen to and digest and accept those opinions offered by others which appeal to him/her most.

 

Juror No. Seven

He/she is a loud, flashy, glad-handed salesman type who has more important things to do than to sit on a jury.  (S)he is quick to show temper and equally quick to form opinions on things about which (s)he knows nothing.  (S)he is a bully, and, of course, a coward.

 

Juror No. Eight

He/she is a quiet, thoughtful, gentle person – a person who sees all sides of every question and constantly seeks the truth.  (S)he is a person of strength tempered with compassion.  Above all, (s)he is a person who wants justice to be done and will fight to see that it is.

 

Juror No. Nine

He/she is a mild, gentle person, long since defeated in life, and now merely waiting to die.  (S)he recognizes oneself for what (s)he is, and mourns the days when it would have been possible to be courageous without shielding behind his/her many years.

 

Juror No. Ten

He/she is an angry, bitter person – a person who antagonizes almost at sight.  (S)he is also a bigot who places no values on any human life save his/her own.  Here is a person who has been nowhere and is going nowhere and knows it deep within.

 

Juror No. Eleven

He/she is a refugee from Europe.  (S)he speaks with an accent and is ashamed, humble, almost subservient to the people around him/he.  (S)he will honestly seek justice because (s)he has suffered through so much injustice.

 

Juror No. Twelve

He/she is a slick, bright advertising person who thinks of human beings in terms of percentages, graphs and polls, and has no real understanding of people.  (S)he is a superficial snob, but trying to be a pleasant person.

 

Guard

A small part.  He escorts the jury into the jury room and brings in exhibits as requested by the foreperson.