BHS ‘12 Angry Jurors’ conduct courthouse research
Neighbors | Zack Shively.The Boardman Drama Club presented "12 Angry Jurors" on Feb. 8-10. The play followed a trial where the jurors must decide if a young man is guilty of killing his father.
Neighbors | Zack Shively.The environment of "12 Angry Jurors" led to the actors needing to tighten up and deliver strong performances. To help their performances, the cast visited an actual jury room and spoke with Honorable Judge John Durkin.
Neighbors | Zack Shively."12 Angry Jurors" centers largely around a juror's belief that there is reasonable doubt within the case presented in the play and his struggle to convince the other jurors of the reasonable doubt. This leads to a conflict between him and another juror, who is convinced of the accused's guilt. Pictured, tempers flair between the two characters during an argument.
Neighbors | Zack Shively.The directors of "12 Angry Jurors" allowed the actors the freedom to immerse themselves completely in the characters of the play. The directors chose not to give them too many directions in blocking, so the actors walked around stage organically each night, making each night different.
Neighbors | Zack Shively.Katelyn DeLadurantey and Tyler Moliterno co-directed "12 Angry Jurors." They decided on a minimalist environment that focused on the actor's performances. To do so, they created a small, intimate black box theater on the stage of the BPAC.
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