Auditions: November 18 – 19, 2013; Callbacks: November 20
Show Dates: January 24 – February 2, 2014
Directed by Gregory Newton
Playhouse 22, East Brunswick’s Community Theater, will be having open auditions for Twelve Angry Men by Reginald Rose at 7:30 pm on November 18 – 19, 2013 with callbacks on November 20.
Auditions will be held at the East Brunswick Community Arts Center, 721 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick, NJ 08816. The show will be directed by Gregory Newton running January 24 – February 2, 2014.
Twelve Angry Men is part of Playhouse 22’s “On the Edge” series of shows focused more on character development and the narrative, rather than scenic design and costumes. Twelve Angry Men will be staged on a minimal set and with limited lighting. The focus is on the story.
Auditions will be held on a first come, first served basis. Those auditioning should bring a short monologue to present, and additionally that there will be readings from the script, as well.
Instead of organizing the jurors in numeric order, the characters are listed in the order they decide to vote in favor of the defendant.
Juror #8 is thoughtful and gentle, Juror #8 is usually portrayed as the most heroic member of the jury. He is devoted to justice, and is initially sympathetic toward the 19-year-old defendant.
Juror #9 is a “mild, gentle old man, defeated by life and waiting to die.”
Juror #5 is a young man and nervous about expressing his opinion, especially in front of the elder members of the group. He grew up in the slums.
Juror #11 is a male refugee from Europe and has witnessed great injustices and often feels self-conscious about his foreign accent.
Juror #2 is the most timid of the group. Juror #2 is easily persuaded by the opinions of others, and cannot explain the roots of his opinions.
Juror #6 is described as an “honest but dull-witted man,” and is a house painter by trade.
Juror #7 is a slick and sometimes obnoxious salesman, Juror #7 admits during Act One that he would have done anything to miss jury duty. He represents the many real-life individuals who loath the idea of being on a jury.
Juror #12 is an arrogant and impatient advertising executive and anxious for the trail to be over so that he can get back to his career and his social life.
Juror #1 is non-confrontational, Juror #1 serves as the foreman of the jury. Is serious about his authoritative role, and wants to be as fair as possible.
Juror #10 is the most abhorrent member of the group, Juror #10 is an openly bitter and prejudiced male.
Juror #4 is a logical, well-spoken stock-broker male and urges fellow jurors to avoid emotional arguments and engage in rational discussion.
Juror #3 is the antagonist to the constantly calm Juror #8. Juror #3 is immediately vocal about the supposed simplicity of the case, and the obvious guilt of the defendant. Quick to lose his temper, and often infuriated when Juror #8 and other members disagree with his opinions.
Questions can be answered by email or by calling (732) 254-3939.
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All dates and times subject to change.