Audition Info

Knoxville Children’s Theatre (KCT) will hold auditions on Monday, March 8 for the upcoming live stage adaptation of “Twelve Angry Jurors.”  The play will be performed May 7th through May 23rd: Thursdays and Fridays at 7 PM, Saturdays at 1 PM and 5 PM, and Sundays at 3 PM.

A 19-year-old man stands trial for the fatal stabbing of his father, and 12 jurors are charged to deliver a life or death verdict.  What begins as the seemingly easy deliberation of an open and shut case becomes a close, personal, and sometimes rage-fueled battle. With tempers flaring each juror reveals both character and agenda as testimony is re-examined, murder is re-enacted, and justice itself stands trial before 12 angry jurors.

KCT Artistic Director, Dennis E. Perkins will direct the production.

Auditions will be conducted online via Zoom.  Actors will receive a link to the online audition with their confirmation email.

Auditions are by appointment only. Auditionees may choose from the following appointment times: 4:30 PM, 5:00 PM, 5:30 PM, 6:00 PM, 6:30 PM, and 7:00 PM.  Six auditionees will be seen at each appointment time; a maximum of 36 auditionees will be seen.

There are 13 available roles, including excellent roles for both boys and girls.  The minimum age to audition is 12 years old, and the maximum age is 18.  There are at least two roles for actors making their KCT debuts.

Auditionees should prepare a SHORT (one-minute) monologue from a play or novel.  The monologue should feature a theatrical level of volume and expression.

The play’s genre is dramatic realism.  Choose an appropriate monologue with large theatrical ranges, preferably from a published play. No songs or poems. Monologues will be evaluated on volume, clearness of diction, depth of emotional expression, and comic timing or dramatic depth of emotion.  Ability of physical transformation is a major plus.

Auditionees should bring their calendars. All actors will be asked to list all conflicts with the rehearsal schedule. The director will make every attempt to work around conflicts, whenever possible.

An online PARENT Orientation will be held on Monday, March 22 at 6:30-7:00 PM

Rehearsals will begin on Wednesday, March 24 and continue through Thursday, May 6.

Actors should expect to attend most rehearsals.  Student Orientation on March 24 and tech rehearsals on April 29, May 2, 3, 5, 6 are mandatory.  Actors must also be available for all 14 regular performances: May 7 through May 23, Thursdays through Sundays.

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