Auditions for Northumberland Players

Auditions for 2017-2018 are now completed,  ALL SHOWS FOR THE  2017-2018  SEASON HAVE BEEN CAST.

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.

An Evening of One Acts

Produced by Francine Bélanger and Jack Boyagian

Auditions: February 6 at 7:00 pm and February 10, 2018 at 11:00 am. The three plays havve been cast.

Firehall Theatre, Cobourg, 2nd floor Blair Room

 In this unique project, we will be performing 3 one-act plays in one evening and the audience will vote for the best play. There is a possibility that the best play will be entered into the EODL One Act Festival in the Fall of 2018.

Performances: Weekends, June 1 to June 16, 2018, in the Firehall Theatre, Cobourg.


For Sale: Baby Shoes Never Worn

Written by Damien Trasler | Directed by Matt Blundell

Three short pieces linked by a couple coping with unexpected changes in their lives.

Cast Requirements: Thomas mid 30’s, Susan mid 30’s, girl 20’s, dad 50’s

An Actor’s Nightmare

Written by Christopher Duran | Directed by Christine Sharp

A hilarious spoof details the plight of a stranger suddenly pushed on stage to replace an ailing actor. Some Hamlet, Private Lives, Beckett, and A Man for All Seasons.

Cast requirements: 2 men 3 women but could use two more for smaller parts Flexible cast, ages 20 to 50’s.


Written by Michaela Jeffery| Directed by John Lunman

A back woods televangelist, a bull rider, a secret exorcism. Hoyt has a demon in him

and needs Rev. Vaughn to help him get rid of it.

Cast Requirements: Rev. 40+, Hoyt 20-30s, Liz 20s-30’s

Audition Details

Directors will audition all three plays at the same time and will cooperatively choose actors. You will be auditioning in front of all three directors.

Note: An actor may be called for two different parts for two plays if possible in the logistics of the evening and rehearsal schedule.

Actors will be asked to read several scenes from three scripts(cold read).

You will also be asked if you have a preference for which show.

For details, download Auditions for An Evening of One Acts

If you would like samples of the scripts, or if you want more information, please email the producer Francine Bélanger at

Last Day, Last Hour


2018-19 Season

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.                  

Auditions: January 29 & 30, 2018 – 7:00pm to 9:00pm

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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