12 ANGRY JURORS, Town and Country Players, 04/05/2021

by Patricia Bradford

Theater: Town and Country Players
Theater Website: http://townandcountryplayers.org
Theater Phone: (215) 348-1706

Start date of auditions: 04/05/2021

Auditions for 12 ANGRY JURORS will be held digitally, via Zoom, each evening from Monday April 5 through Thursday April 8. Callbacks (invitation only) will be held April 10 outside at Town and Country Players Theater, weather permitting (4158 York Road, Buckingham, PA 18912).
Shows will be held June 19 (1pm and 5pm) and June 20 (1pm) at Hansell Park, 5069-5165 Hansell Rd, Doylestown. Rain dates are currently TBD
Roles in 12 Angry Jurors include:
FOREMAN. A small, petty person impressed with the authority they have. Quite formal. Not overly bright, but persistent.
JUROR #2. A meek, hesitant person who finds it difficult to maintain opinions of their own. Easily swayed and usually adopts the opinion of whoever they spoke to last.
JUROR #3. A strong, forceful, extremely opinionated person with a subtle sadistic streak. A humorless person intolerant of opinions other than their own and accustomed to forcing their wishes and views on others.
JUROR #4. Seems to be a person of wealth and position. A practiced speaker who seems in control at all times. Seems to feel a little bit above the rest of the jurors. The person’s only concern is with the facts in this case. Often feels appalled at the behavior of the others.
JUROR #5. A naive, frightened young person who takes their obligations in this case very seriously, but who finds it difficult to speak up when their elders have the floor.
JUROR #6. An honest but dull-witted person who comes to decisions slowly and carefully. Finds it difficult to form positive opinions. Needs time to digest opinions offered by others before reaching his own opinion.
JUROR #7. A loud, flashy salesperson-type with more important things to do than to sit on a jury. Quick to temper and form opinions on things they know little about. A bully and, of course, a coward.
JUROR #8. A quiet, thoughtful, gentle person. Sees all sides of every question and constantly seeks the truth. A person of strength tempered with compassion. Above all, a person who wants justice to be done and will fight to see that it is.
JUROR #9. A quiet, mild-mannered older person. Compassionate and thoughtful. Speaks their mind when necessary.
JUROR #10, An angry, bitter person. Antagonizes easily. A bigot who places no value on human life except their own. A person who has been nowhere and is going nowhere, and is fully aware of both.
JUROR #11. A refugee from Europe who immigrated here in 1941. Speaks with an accent. Ashamed, humble, almost subservient, but will honestly seek justice because they have suffered at injustice’s hand.
JUROR#12, A slick, bright advertising rep who thinks of human beings in terms of percentages, graphs and polls, and has no real understanding of people.This person is a superficial snob, but trying to be companionable. GUARD. The only contact jurors have with anyone outside the jury room. Appears only rarely and has few lines. Rehearsals will be kept to a minimum and probably not occur until Hell Week, with the exception of the first read-through (digital).
Anyone wishing to audition must complete the audition form here: http://bit.ly/JurorsAudition
The audition form will have a link to a signup page to lock in your audition date and time. Once selected, sides will be emailed to you based on your character preferences so you can prepare for your audition.
If you have questions contact the director at atmcphee@gmail.com or the producer at annamariehughes7708@gmail.com
Town and Country Players is a nonprofit and community based theater. All roles are non equity and unpaid.

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