Use your acting and improvisational skills, have fun, help students
and get paid at the same time!
RIVERWALK THEATRE and the MSU College of Law are looking for actors who are interested in playing the defendant, and witnesses in mock civil trials for the MSU College of Law Trial Practice Institute. There are 4 trials, all using the same case study over 2 days. We are looking for a total of 10 actors --2 actors to play the defendant and 7 other actors to play the witnesses for both parties in all 4 trials. There is a small stipend for the gig depending on the role and the number of trials in which you testify.
This semester’s case is a criminal case - State v. Baker. Summary: Sarah Baker, the daughter of a billionaire international arms dealer, has been charged with the first-degree murder of her husband, Kelly Baker, a well-known Nita City television news anchor at station KNTA-TV. On September 7, 2012, Sarah Baker shot her husband Kelly Baker in the kitchen of their large estate known as Ashgate Farm near Warrenton, Nita. Kelly Baker was found lying facedown on the floor. In her statement to the sheriff’s investigator, Sarah Baker said her husband had accused her of having a romantic relationship with Bradley McCormick, the chief deputy district attorney of Darrow County. She said that on the morning of September 7 she was in the kitchen just after 8:00 a.m. when her husband entered the kitchen and brandished a semiautomatic pistol and said that he was going to kill her for being unfaithful. She was able to convince him to put the gun on the table. Sarah Baker then said that she grabbed the gun to protect herself, and as soon as she did, Kelly Baker then grabbed a kitchen knife, screamed obscenities, and advanced toward her, threatening to kill her. She said he slashed her left arm with the knife. As he came after her, she fired to protect herself, shooting him four times. The State contends that Sarah Baker intended to divorce Kelly Baker and to cut him out of her will, and Kelly Baker told her he would bring legal action to seek a large portion of her estate. For that reason, the State claims, Sarah Baker decided to kill Kelly Baker and then attempted to cover up her crime by slashing her own left arm and planting a knife in Kelly Baker’s hand.
For more information, go to http://www.riverwalktheatre.com/mock-trial