Auditions for Northumberland Players

Auditions for 2018-19 have now started.

Auditions for Northumberland Players are scheduled several months before performance dates depending on the type of production and the size of the cast.

Auditions are open to all. We are a non-Equity non-paying company. If you are cast, we ask that you sign-up as a Volunteer and, although it is not required, consider becoming a Member .

Audition notices are usually available as downloadable pdfs at the end of the listing. Call or email the producer or director for more information or to schedule an audition time if necessary.

The auditions are listed according to our season with the earliest shows first in late Spring.

Check back regularly for details about audition opportunities.

Workshop Notes: Preparing for Auditions

If you have never auditioned, or have felt nervous about giving the stage a try, or wondered how to improve your chance for getting a role…this was the workshop for you. This workshop was intended to help actors develop their audition skills. If you missed it, you might like to download: Notes from Audition Workshop.

Mary’s Wedding

by Stephen Massicotte

Directed by Jack Boyagian
Auditions: Saturday, June 2, 2018, at 11:00 am
Possible callbacks on Tuesday, June 5.

The Canadian play is a love story set during WW1, around the Battle of Murueil Woods. The play is part of Cobourg’s Armistice 18  commemoration.

Cast: 1 woman and 1 man who can play age 20-25

Performance dates: September 21 to October 14, 2018 at the Firehall Theatre, Cobourg.

Rehearsal dates: June to September. Days and holidays flexible because there are only 2 in the cast.

Please email director, Jack Boyagian, if you would like to see sides before the audition.

Old Bailey Courtroom

Victoria Hall


Last Day, Last Hour: Canada’s Great War on Trial


Directed by Michael Kashmanian

Produced by Northumberland Players |

in Association with

The Beech Street Theatre Company

to commemorate the Armistice, November 1918.                  

This play has been cast and is now rehearsing. Auditions were held January 29 & 30, 2018 at the Firehall Theatre, 213 Second Street, Cobourg

In 1928, Cobourg’s Old Bailey courthouse was the scene of one of the most sensational legal battles in Canadian history. The case was a libel suit brought by Sir Arthur Currie because of a front-page editorial in the Port Hope Evening Guide which claimed that Currie had needlessly wasted Canadian lives, particularly during the capture of Mons on the last day of the war. The trial placed Canada’s role in the Great War under a microscope and kept the country riveted for weeks.

SHOW DATES: Thursday to Sunday from Oct. 18, 2018 to Nov.11, 2018.

To be performed in the Old Bailey Court Room in Victoria Hall Cobourg

Rehearsals start in June.: June 5 to 28 Tues & Thurs evenings 7:00 – 10:00 & Sun afternoons 1:00 – 4:00,

Tues & Thurs evenings Aug. 7 to 16; and Tues & Thurs evenings & Sun afternoons Sept. 4 – Oct 16

Cast: 10 men and 1 woman, aged 30s – 60s.

You will be asked which part you are seeking. For details on the characters and the auditions, download Auditions for Last Day, Last Hour

Actors will be required to do a 1-minute monologue and a cold read from the play.

To book an appointment contact MICHAEL KHASHMANIAN.

By e-mail at or by phone or text at (905) 243-1587




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