Poor Richard’s Players announces open auditions for 12 ANGRY MEN by Reginald Rose and adapted for the stage by Sherman L. Sergel
Directed by Anthony Barnaby
Auditions will be held at The Playhouse: 528 S. Decatur Blvd.
The Playhouse is located on the Southwest corner of the building attached to Ross.
AUDITION DATES AND TIMES
Saturday, January 12th at 2:00-4:00PM
Sunday, January 13th at 2:00-4:00PM
A 19-year-old man has just stood trial for the fatal stabbing of his father. 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.
All roles are open to performers of all genders, ages, and ethnicities (18 and up)
Headshot and resume are required for consideration.
Please prepare 2 contrasting monologues of 60-90 seconds each.
Attach headshot, resume, and video link (YouTube/Google Drive) to email sent to [email protected]
Use the subject line “12 Angry Men Digital Audition — <your name>”
Please state name and interested roles at beginning of video.
Video should be unedited and contain 2 contrasting monologues 60-90 seconds each.
Digital submission deadline is 11:59PM Sunday, January 13th.
Callbacks will be by invitation only and held on Saturday, January 19th at 2:00PM
This is a non-paying production. Poor Richard's Players is committed to the idea that performers should be paid for their work, and we intend to make it a practice, but we are unfortunately unable to do so at the time of this production.
Foreman (Juror 1): A small, petty person who is impressed with the authority he or she has and handles himself or herself quite formally. Not overly bright, but persistent.
Juror 2: A meek, hesitant person who finds it difficult to maintain any opinions of his or her own. Easily swayed and usually adopts the opinion of the last person to whom he or she has spoken.
Juror 3: A very strong, very forceful, extremely opinionated person within whom can be detected a streak of sadism. He or she is a humorless person who is intolerant of opinions other than his or her own and accustomed to forcing his or her wishes and views upon others.
Juror 4: Seems to be a person of wealth and positions. He or she is a practiced speaker who presents himself or herself well at all times. He or she seems to feel a bit above the rest of the jurors. His or her only concern is with the facts in this case, and he or she is appalled at the behavior of the others.
Juror 5: A naive, very frightened young person who takes his or her obligations in this case very seriously but, who finds it difficult to speak up when his or her elders have the floor.
Juror 6: An honest but dull-witted person who comes upon his decisions slowly and carefully. 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 most.
Juror 7: A loud, flashy-handed salesperson type who has more important things to do than to sit on a jury. He or she is quick to show temper, quick to form opinions on things about which he or she knows nothing. Is a bully and, of course, a coward.
Juror 8: A quiet, thoughtful, gentle person. Someone who sees all sides of every question and constantly seeks the truth. Someone of strength tempered with compassion. Above all, he or she is someone who wants justice to be done and will fight to see that it is.
Juror 9: A mild, gentle old person long since defeated by life and now merely waiting to die. A person who recognizes his or herself for what he or she is and mourns the days when it would have been possible to be courageous without shielding himself or herself behind his or her many years.
Juror 10: An angry, bitter person. He or she is a person who antagonizes almost at sight. A bigot who places no values on any human life save his or her own, a person who has been nowhere and is going nowhere and knows it deep within.
Juror 11: An immigrant who came to America in 2001. A person who speaks with an accent and who is ashamed, humble, almost subservient to the people around him, but who will honestly seek justice because he or she has suffered through so much injustice.
Juror 12: A slick, bright advertising man or woman who thinks of human beings in terms of percentages, graphs, and polls and has no real understanding of people. He or she is a superficial snob, but trying to be a good person.