Auditions for Twelve Angry Men will take place on Tuesday, January 3rd from 6-9pm & Wednesday, January 4th from 6-9pm at The CNY Arts Center (11 River Glen Drive, Fulton). If unable to attend these times, please Facebook Message the director, Jessie Dobrzynski, to reschedule.
Director Jessie Dobrzynski is looking to fill all roles. No preparation is needed. Auditioners will be asked to read from the script. Men ages 25+ are asked to audition. Production will run March 24th – April 2nd, 2017.
About the Play:
This courtroom drama, set in New York City 1957, concerns the deliberations of the jury of a homicide trial. At the beginning, the jurors have a nearly unanimous decision of guilty, with a single dissenter of not guilty, who throughout the play sows a seed of reasonable doubt. While names remain anonymous, each man’s personality reveals pieces of their life, creating tension and the challenge to use reasoning to come to a unanimous decision for the court.
Juror #1 (Foreman): Somewhat preoccupied with his duties; proves to be accommodating to others. An assistant high school football coach. Attempt to prevent heated arguments.
Juror #2: A meek, even-keeled, unpretentious bank clerk who is at first flustered but finds his voice as the discussion goes on.
Juror #3: The main antagonist. A crass business owner and distraught father, opinionated and stubborn with a temper.
Juror #4: A rational stockbroker, unflappable, self-assured, and analytical – looks solely at the facts.
Juror #5: A soft-spoken young man from a violent slum, works in a hospital.
Juror #6: A house painter, tough but principled and respectful. Always seeking the motive.
Juror #7: A blue collar salesman and sports fan, indifferent to the deliberations but social about other topics.
Juror #8: The protagonist. An architect and father, the first to vote not guilty. Level headed and empathetic.
Juror #9: A wise and observant elderly man, humanitarian.
Juror #10: A garage owner, a pushy and loudmouthed bigot.
Juror #11: A thoughtful German watchmaker and naturalized American citizen.
Juror #12: A wisecracking, talkative advertising executive. Tends to be indecisive and doodle while thinking.
Guard: Announces rules for the Jurors. Brings evidence in and out for examination.