When a single juror stands up against peer pressure and votes “Not Guilty” in a seemingly open and shut case it becomes clear why jurors need to deliberate and discuss the case before them.
The defendant is the faceless other – all we know about the defendant is that they are poor, yet the process reveals how both the jurors and the audience project their prejudices onto that person. In addition to unpacking the narrative, the workshop investigates the construction of characters and other dramatic elements, to present a reading of the play as a study in the power of language and one’s ability to create persuasive arguments.
Wonthaggi Secondary College
We enjoyed the workshop-style performance (particularly the 2 versions of a scene side-by-side).
12 ANGRY MEN
up to 100 students
Additional Students $22 each