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Press Information - "12 Angry Jurors"



August 29, 2018
Contact:  Suzanne Ryan
Phone:  818-835-0612


CSHPlayhouse of Woodland Hills presents 12 Angry Jurors

The Charles Stewart Howard Playhouse of Woodland Hills presents 12 ANGRY JURORS, a play about justice, prejudice, reason, and empathy.

Following the closing arguments in a murder trial, the 12 members of the jury must deliberate, with a guilty verdict meaning death for the accused, an inner-city teen.

As the dozen jurors try to reach a unanimous decision while sequestered in a room, one juror casts considerable doubt on elements of the case. Personal issues soon rise to the surface, and conflict threatens to derail the delicate process that will decide one boy's fate.

If this sounds like the classic play 12 Angry Men, it is.  The words haven’t changed, but the ethnicity, race, and gender of the jurors has.  Written by Reginald Rose and adapted by Sherman L. Sergel, the text has the same power and impact that it had 50 years ago. 

Deftly directed by the CSHP’s Artistic Director, Marshelle Giggles-Mills, this production boasts a diverse cast of actors including Adron Duell, Albert Santos, Amanda Noriko Newman, Aris Kakkis, Dorrie Braun, Ephraim Eshete, Jake Osgard, Janet Lee, LeVanna Atkinson-Williams, Mackayla Hill, Matthew Worland, Parker Lee, Sierra Smith, and Steven West.

Suzanne Ryan, the CSHP’s founder, serves as the show’s producer.  Production Design and Technical Direction is provided by Jessica Worland, while Brittany Joy Sundman is returning as Stage Manager.  Savannah Van Leuvan returns as Lighting Designer, and Matt Worland is serving as the Production Coordinator.  LeVanna Atkinson-Williams rounds out the staff as Company Manager.  

General Admission tickets are $25 with a discount code of ‘notguilty’ for a $5 discount.  Performances are September 29 and 30 and October 6, 7, and 13 at 7:00 PM.  For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call the box office at 818-835-0612.


12 ANGRY JURORS is produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois.


About the Charles Stewart Howard Playhouse


Founded in 2012, the Charles Stewart Howard Playhouse of Woodland Hills exists to create a safe and vibrant community of performers in the West San Fernando Valley. Flying in the face of the local "pay to play" companies, we never require actors to pay any membership dues or fees of any kind. Our non-profit company is spearheaded by a 5-member Board of Directors tasked with producing exceptional work close to home. For more information, visit the company online at



Cast and Production Team


Aris Kakkis, Jury Foreman


Adron Duell, Juror #2


Steven West, Juror #4

Janet Lee, Juror #3


MacKayla Hill, Juror #6

Jake Osgard, Juror #5

Sierra N. Smith - Headshot 1.jpg

Ephraim Eshete, Juror #7

Sierra N. Smith, Juror #8


Dorrie Braun, Juror #9

Amanda Noriko Newman, Juror #10


Albert Santos, Juror #11

Parker Lee, Juror #12


Matthew Worland, Bailiff

LeVanna Atkinson-Williams, Judge


Marshelle Giggles-Mills, Director

Jessica Worland, Production Designer


Brittany Joy Sundman,

Stage Manager

Savannah Van Leuvan,

Lighting Design


Suzanne Ryan, Producer

Janet Lee, Juror #3

Steven West, Juror #4

Ephraim Eshete, Juror #7

Dorrie Braun, Juror #9

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