Prejudice always obscures the truth.
Based on the Emmy Award-Winning television movie by Reginald Rose. Adapted for the stage by Sherman L. Sergel .
Virtual Rehearsals will be weekly via Zoom
(additional rehearsals will be added to work on character development)
10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, (thanksgiving), 12/3
Live Performance Zoom/Facebook Live
Saturday December 5th
Suitable for 10 to 17 year olds
$195.00 per performer
*includes guest lecture "Acting on Camera" from Actor and Producer Bryan Rasmussen.
Sunday October 4th from 2-5pm
*Please prepare a 1 minute dramatic monologue
12 Angry Jurors is a play that contemplates the huge responsibility of 12 ordinary people as they consider the guilt or innocence of a young man accused of murder. The 12 jurors bring their own histories, prejudices, and biases to the jury room as they work through this life or death decision. In the year of George Floyd and countless others, this play works through the issues at hand in a very human way. It was originally written for men only (12 Angry Men, in a time before women could not serve jury duty. However, there have been countless productions where the cast has been entirely cast gender neutral. That is to say, any person any gender may be cast in any role within the play.
During the rehearsal process we will work through character backstories and create a reality for the characters cast.
(Traditional/non-traditional/non-binary gender roles based on casting)
JUROR 1— Small person who enjoys being given power.
JUROR 2— Soft spoken and tends to go with the group.
JUROR 3— Alpha Character. A Bully.
JUROR 4— Wealthy/ Smart.
JUROR 5— Young. A bit naïve.
JUROR 6— Young. Takes time and thinks logically before making a decision.
JUROR 7— Temperamental. Middle class and doesn’t have time for this.
JUROR 8— Young. The protagonist of the play.
JUROR 9— Pregnant woman. Takes care of her elderly father who has Alzheimer’s.
JUROR 10— A bigot. Hates everything that is different.
JUROR 11— Immigrant.
JUROR 12— Shallow person who works in advertising.
DEPUTY / GUARD— Small Role.
JUDGE— Off stage voice (cast)
CLERK— Off stage voice (recording possible)