12 Angry Jurors

Written by Reginald Rose and 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.

Location and Dates

September 27-29 and October 4-6, 2019

The Cast

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

Production Staff/Crew

Director: Yvonne Anderson
Assistant Director: Lauren Kenney
Stage Manager: Victoria Barnes
Assistant Stage Manager: Jenny Robinson
Technical Director: Ian Robson
Set Designer: Ian Robson
Master Carpenter: Ian Robson
Costume Designer: Emily Johns
Hair & Makeup Designer:
Sound Designer: Edward Killian
Sound Board Operator: Edward Killian
Lighting Designer: Nat Mundorf
Light Board Operator: Nat Mundorf
Props Master/s: Carole Kelly, Ian Robson
Fight Choreographer: Steve Whetzel
Producer/s: Jenny Robson, Joey DeSena
Production Team: Debra Grannan, Carole Kelly, Dan Martschenko, Jeri Summer