12 Angry Jurors

By Reginald Rose

Adapted by Sherman L. Sergel

AUDITION DATES: August 5th and 6th, 2019

Cary Players will hold auditions for 12 Angry Jurors on Monday, August 5th and Tuesday, August 6th, 2019. The Director will be Yvonne Anderson.  Auditions will be at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Avenue from 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Registration begins at 6:30. The Callback date is Wednesday, August 7th, 2019, from 7:00 p.m.– 9:30 p.m. at the Cary Arts Center.


Cary Players will hold auditions for 12 Angry Jurors on Monday August 5th and Tuesday August 6th, 2019. The Director will be Yvonne Anderson.

Auditions will be at Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Avenue from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; registration begins at 6:30.

The Callback date is Saturday August 7th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Cary Arts Center.

12 Angry Jurors

By Reginald Rose

Adapted by Sherman L Sergel

A 19-year-old man has just stood trial for the fatal stabbing of his father. “He doesn’t stand a chance”, mutters the guard as the 12 jurors are taken into the bleak jury room. It looks like an open-and-shut case – until one of the jurors begins opening the others’ eyes to the facts.

Audition Forms

You will find the forms you need to fill out and bring with you to auditions by following the links below.

Cary Players Audition Form 

Conflict Calendar— please note all of your conflicts on the calendar. 

More About These Auditions

Actors will be called in groups to read sides from the play which will be provided at the audition.

A sample script will be available for review at the Cary Arts Center starting Thursday, June 13th.

The Cast List will be posted at by Saturday, August 10th.

Questions about auditions?  Please contact Jenny Robson (

Character Descriptions

Although the original play was performed in 1957, this production will be set in modern day. Seeking a multicultural cast of varied ages. Some roles, due to the demands of the story, are specified for males. All other roles are open for either gender.

Foreman (male or female; 25 +) Character concerned with following rules; slightly uncomfortable with leadership; tries to keep order.

Juror 2 (male or female; 18 +) Not assertive; finds it difficult to speak his or her own thoughts.

Juror 3 (male 40 +) Strong, forceful man; opinionated; intolerant of opinions other than his own; However, deeply wounded man who tries to hide his pain behind bravado and blustering.

Juror 4 (male or female 35+) A stock broker; polished and presents him or herself well; concerned with reason and logic

Juror 5 (male or female 18- 25) A younger man or woman from the slums who identifies with the young man on trial more than he/she would like to admit.

Juror 6 (male 40+) An honest man who comes upon his decisions slowly and carefully. A blue-collar worker who states his opinions honestly and bluntly.

Juror 7 (male or female 25 +) A loud, flashy, glad-handed salesperson who has more important things to do than to sit in a jury. Quick to show temper and equally quick to form opinions on things about which he/she knows nothing.

Juror 8 (male or female 35 +) A quiet, thoughtful person. Someone who sees all sides of every question and constantly seeks the truth. A person of strength tempered with compassion. Above all, someone who wants justice to be done and will fight to see that it is.

Juror 9 (male or female 65+) Gentle, mild, and long since defeated by life. He/she recognizes himself for what he/she is and tries to be the voice of experience and wisdom in the room.

Juror 10 (male 45+) A bully and a bigot. He is an angry, bitter man who antagonizes almost at sight.

Juror 11 (male or female 25+) An immigrant, could speak with an accent and is a humble, quiet person. He/she is very polite and calm, and believes very strongly in the American ideal and in the Justice System.

Juror 12 (male or female 25+) A slick, bright advertising executive who tries to do the right thing, but is used to being overwhelmed by people with louder, brighter ideas.

Judge, Guard, and Clerk (male or female 25+) Offstage dialogue only