12 Angry Jurors
by Sam Bass Community Theatre

Oct. 28 - Oct. 29

Following the closing arguments in a murder trial, the 12 members of the jury must deliberate, with a guilty verdict meaning death for the accused, an inner-city teen. As the dozen men try to reach a unanimous decision while sequestered in a room, one juror casts considerable doubt on elements of the case. Personal issues soon rise to the surface, and conflict threatens to derail the delicate process that will decide one boy's fate.

In this modern take on this classic piece of theatre director Eric Nelson brings this story in the 21st century with color blind and gender blind casting allowing the audience to go on a journey of self-discovery as stereotypes and discrimination take the spotlight.


Sam Bass Theatre Announces Auditions for
12 Angry Jurors, by Reginald Rose  
Directed by Eric Nelson

 
AUDITION DATES:
Saturday October 28, 2017 10:00 am-1:00 pm– Sam Bass Community Theatre,
Sunday October 29, 2019 12:00-5:00 pm Sam Bass Community Theatre
 
Callbacks: Wednesday November 1, 2017 7:00-10:00 pm Location: TBD
 
PERFORMANCES: 
January 19-February 10, 2017
Thursday – Saturday at 8:00pm Sundays at 2:00pm
 
To schedule an audition contact 
Olin Meadows Artistic Director
artisticdirector@sambasstheatre.org
 
Special Notes!!

  • WE ARE SEEKING ACTORS OF ALL GENDERS AND ETHNICITIES 
  • THIS IS 100% COLORBLIND GENDERBLIND CASTING!
  • THERE WILL BE NO WALK UP AUDITIONS ALLOWED! AUDITIONERS MUST MAKE APPOINTMENT
  • It is imperative that you have read 12 Angry Men/Jurors  in preparation for this audition. The play is realistic but requires size and ability to deal with large personalities of the story.

 
AUDTIONS WILL TAKE PLACE AT SAM BASS COMMUNITY THEATRE 
600 N. LEE ST., Round Rock, TX 78681
 
 
 
Character Breakdowns: 

  • Juror #1 (Lead): Males & Females, 18-65 : Non-confrontational, Juror #1 serves as the foreperson of the jury; they are serious about their authoritative role, and wants to be as fair as possible.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
Required Media: Headshot/Photo
 

  • Juror #2 (Lead): Males & Females, 18-65: The most timid of the group; Juror #2 is easily persuaded by the opinions of others, and cannot explain the roots of their opinions.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
Required Media: Headshot/Photo
 

  • Juror #3 (Lead): Males & Females, 18-65: Immediately vocal about the supposed simplicity of the case, and the obvious guilt of the defendant, they are quick to lose their temper, and often infuriated when Juror #8 and other members disagree with their opinions.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
Required Media: Headshot/Photo
 

  • Juror #4 (Lead): Males & Females, 18-65 : A logical, well-spoken stockbroker, Juror #4 urges fellow jurors to avoid emotional arguments and engage in rational discussion.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
Required Media: Headshot/Photo
 

  • Juror #5 (Lead): Males & Females, 18-65 : This person is nervous about expressing their opinion, especially in front of the elder members of the group; they  grew up in the slums.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
Required Media: Headshot/Photo
 

  • Juror #6 (Lead): Males & Females, 18-65 : Described as an “honest but dull-witted person,” Juror #6 is a house painter by trade; they are slow to see the good in others.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
Required Media: Headshot/Photo
 

  • Juror #7 (Lead): Males & Females, 18-65 : a slick and sometimes obnoxious salesperson, Juror #7 admits during Act One that they would have done anything to miss jury duty.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
Required Media: Headshot/Photo
 

  • Juror #8 (Lead): Males & Females, 18-65 : described as thoughtful and gentle, Juror #8 is usually portrayed as the most heroic member of the jury; they are devoted to justice, and is initially sympathetic toward the 19-year-old defendant.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
Required Media: Headshot/Photo
 

  • Juror #9 (Lead): Males & Females, 18-65 : “mild, gentle old person, defeated by life and waiting to die."

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
Required Media: Headshot/Photo
 

  • Juror #10 (Lead): Males & Females, 18-65 : the most abhorrent member of the group, Juror #10 is openly bitter and prejudiced; during Act Three they unleashes their bigotry to the others in a speech that disturbs the rest of the jury.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
Required Media: Headshot/Photo
 

  • Juror #11 (Lead): Males & Females, 18-66: as a refugee from Europe, Juror #11 has witnessed great injustices; they sometimes feels self-conscious about their foreign accent; they convey a deep appreciation for democracy and America’s legal system.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
Required Media: Headshot/Photo
 

  • Juror #12 (Lead): Males & Females, 18-65 : an arrogant and impatient advertising executive; anxious for the trial to be over so that they can get back to their career and social life.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
Required Media: Headshot/Photo
 

  • Guard (Supporting): Males & Females, 18-65 : A Small part who can be of any age, helps to maintain the order of the room and the flow of the show. Great for a starting role.

 
 
Audition Requirements: Auditions will be conducted by presenting a 2-minute dramatic monologue of the actor's choosing. Please make sure you select a piece that shows the depth of your dramatic range.  Callbacks will consist of cold readings from the script.
 

  1. Make sure to READ THE PLAY!
  2. Select and MEMORIZE a 2 minute Dramatic Monologue of your own choosing to present.
  3. Be prepared to answer questions about the play.  Again it is very important you have read it.  
  4. You must have any and all unavoidable conflicts listed on your audition sheet. (PLEASE NOTE: NO PERFORMANCE CONFLICTS WILL BE ACCEPTED)

Performance Dates: JANUARY 19, 2018- FEBRUARY 10, 2018
 
Rehearsal Schedule: 

Required meeting/Read Through MONDAY NOVEMBER 6, 2017.

Most rehearsals are flexible with schedule. Mandatory Dates are MONDAY NOVEMBER 6, 2017, JANUARY 13-18, 2018. with some additional rehearsals see Rehearsal Calendar Online at sambasstheatre.org

Please include a complete list of conflicts at auditions.
 
Please be aware that the following rehearsals must be attended by ALL CAST MEMBERS!!  If you cannot ensure this, you will not be cast for the show.  Check calendars now, and make sure you have listed every conflict even if you don’t think it will happen. 

  • Technical and Dress Rehearsals January 13-18, 2018
  • Strike Sunday February 11, 2018