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Forte Drama

Audition notice: 12 Angry Men

Forte Dramatic Productions  and director John Zimmerman seek a cast of 12 men for their upcoming production of 12 Angry Men at Kelsey Theatre.

Auditions and shows will take place at Mercer County Community College


1200 Old Trenton Road
West Windsor NJ, 08550

All auditioniners will be contacted via email a week before thier audtion to confirm thier slot and provide the exact location on campus of auditions. 

Auditions Dates:

Thursday, October 10 6:00 -10:00 PM

Saturday, October 12 12:00 - 5:00 PM

Call Backs if needed by INVITATION ONLY: Sunday, October 13 6:00 - 10:00 PM

Show Dates:

Friday, January 17, 2020 at 8 PM

Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 8 PM

Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 2 PM

Friday, January 24, 2020 at 8 PM

Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 8 PM

Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 2 PM

Please prepare a short dramatic monologue, cold readings from the script may be given as well.


Kelsey Theatre and Forte Dramatic Productions bring you a spellbinding play about justice, empathy, morals, the law, and the value of human life.

The defense and the prosecution have rested. The jury files into the jury room to decide if a nineteen-year-old man is guilty or innocent of murdering his own father. The sentence, if convicted, is the death penalty. But this seemingly open-and-shut murder case is soon derailed by the courage of one juror determined to stand up for what’s right.

What follows is as a series of mini-dramas exploring each juror’s prejudices and preconceptions about the trial, the accused, and each other. Tempers get short, arguments grow heated, and the jurors become twelve angry men.

This drama, one of the highlights of Kelsey Theatre's season, promises to keep you on the edge of your seat as one intense, electrifying scene after the other takes us one step closer to a final verdict and the answer to the critical question – how can twelve antagonizing adversaries come together in this delicate process to decide one boy’s ultimate fate?



Please note that ages listed are not set in stone.

Foreman: 35-45

Assistant high-school football coach. Small, petty, at first wary of, and then impressed by own authority. Handles himself quite formally, not overly bright but dogged.

Juror #2: 35-45

Bank clerk. Meek, hesitant man, finds it difficult to maintain any opinions of his own. Easily swayed and usually adopts the opinion of the last person to whom he has spoken.

Juror #3: 45-50

Head of messenger service. Strong, very forceful, extremely opinionated, contains a streak of sadism. Humorless man, intolerant of opinions other than his own, and accustomed to forcing wishes and views upon others.

Juror #4: 45-55

Stockbroker. Man of wealth and position, practiced speaker, presents himself well at all times. Seems to feel a little bit above the rest of the jurors, only concern is with the facts in this case. Appalled with the behavior of the others. Constantly preening himself, combing hair, cleaning, nails, etc.

Juror #5: 20-30

Mechanic. Naive, very frightened young man, takes obligation in this case very seriously but finds it difficult to speak up when elders have the floor.

Juror #6: 35-40

Housepainter. Honest, but dull-witted man, comes upon decisions slowly and carefully. Finds it difficult to create positive opinions, listens to, digests and accepts those opinions offered by others which appeal to him most.

Juror #7: 45-55

Salesman. Loud, flashy, glad handed type, has more important things to do than to sit on a jury. Quick to show temper, quick to form opinions on things about which he knows nothing, a bully, and, of course, a coward.

Juror #8: 40-45

Architect. Quiet, thoughtful, gentle man, sees many sides to every question and constantly seeks the truth. Strong tempered with compassion, and above all, wants justice to be done and will fight to see that it is.

Juror #9: 65-75

Retired. Mild, gentle old man, long winded life. Now merely waiting to die. Recognizes himself for what he is, mourns the days when it would have been possible to be courageous without shielding himself behind his many years. From the way he takes pills whenever he is excited, it is obvious that he has a heart condition.

Juror #10: 40-50

Garage owner. Angry, bitter man, antagonizes almost at sight, a bigot, places no values on any human life except his own. Been nowhere and is going nowhere and knows it deep within. Suffers from a bad cold and continually blows nose, sniffs a benzedrine inhaler, etc.

Juror #11: 45-50

Watchmaker. Refugee from Europe, came to this country in 1941. Speaks with an accent and is ashamed, humble, almost subservient to the people around him. Honestly seeks justice because he suffered through so much injustice.

Juror #12: 28-35

Advertising man. Slick, bright man, thinks of human beings in terms of percentages, graphs and polls, no real understanding of people. Superficial snob but trying to be a good fellow. Throughout the play he doodles on a scratch pad.

Location: Mercer County Community College

Created by:   Forte Drama
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Date (mm/dd/yyyy EDT) Available Slot
(Thu. 6:00pm - 10:00pm)

6:00 (5)

3 of 5 slots filled
Matthew Zisk
Andy Gordanier
Jim Gardner

6:30 (5)

4 of 5 slots filled
Paul Barnett
DJ Kelvy
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7:00 (5)

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James Houston
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7:30 (5)

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Jack Bathke
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Richard Purcell
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8:00 (5)

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8:30 (5)


9:00 (5)

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(Sat. 12:00pm - 5:00pm)

12:00 (5)

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John Hughes
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Matthew Cassidy

12:30 (5)

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Renard Wright
Christopher Scheid
jeffrey Milstein

1:00 (5)

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Ray Porter
Joseph Zaleski
Submission for the role of Juror #8

1:30 (5)

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Matthew Donohue
I would like to Audition for Juror#7
Jim Morris

2:00 (5)

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Nathan Parker

2:30 (5)


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5:00 (5)

2 of 5 slots filled
Peter Sauer
Benjamin Menahem
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