Community Theatre on the South Shore of Nova Scotia!

The South Shore Players has been presenting major theatrical productions in Lunenburg County since 1993.

Typically, two plays a year are produced.  One, often for more mature audiences, is held in the spring.  A second, family-oriented play is presented, sometimes in British-style pantomime, during the pre-Christmas season.


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AUDITION CALL – “Locally Yours” AND “Jack and the Beanstalk”

“Locally Yours” and “Jack and the Beanstalk”

The South Shore Players will be holding auditions for both their fall and Christmas 2017 productions. We are looking for actors as well as back-stage crew.

Our fall performance, Locally Yours, will consist of three locally-written shorts. One of the shorts is a musical and the other two are non-musical. Performance dates will be Sep 30-Oct 1, 2017.  The three shorts are:

  • S.H.A.R.K.: The Truth Bites is a musical comedy written by Reid Campbell and directed by Colleen Hagen (  There are four roles for teens/adults both male and female. Please have a song prepared for the audition.
  • Lines of Communication is drama written by Jon Allen and directed by Teresa Patterson ( This is a one-women show and the character should appear between the ages of 30-50.
  • Transcending Boundaries is a drama written by Colleen Hagen and directed by Sheilagh Woods-Hamshaw ( There are roles for one man and one woman, both appearing between the ages of 20-40.

Our Christmas production, Jack and the Beanstalk, is a pantomime written by Ben Crocker, directed by Colleen Hagen ( with musical director Darlene Sanford. Performances dates will be Dec 7-10, 2017. Monday’s auditions are open to teens/adults.

AUDITION DATE:  Monday; June 26, 2017; 7:00-9:00 p.m.; Ages 13 to Adult.

AUDITION LOCATION: Trinity United Church, 101 Edgewater Street, Mahone Bay.  Please enter by the side double door; from here you will be directed accordingly. Actors are welcome to audition for any or all plays.

REHEARSALS: The dates for rehearsals will be announced at a later date.

*BACK-STAGE CREW: If you are interested in working back stage (i.e. stage manager, set designer, make-up, props, etc.), please contact one of the directors via email or feel free to attend the audition call.

FOR FURTHER DETAILS:  If you have any questions or require further information, please email the applicable director.


CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – “Locally Yours” – 2018

Locally Yours – 2018

The South Shore Players will be selecting locally written short plays to produce at our second annual Locally Yours being held in the fall of 2018.

Submissions should be emailed as a PDF attachment to Colleen Hagen (SSP Artistic Director) and must be received by September 15, 2017 to be considered.

Musicals and non-musicals are welcome with a preferred length of 10-40 minutes.

Our first annual Locally Yours will take place Sep 30-Oct 1, 2017. Stay tuned for further details regarding these performances.


For Musicals, Non-Musicals, Full-Length Shows and Shorts

The South Shore Players produce approximately five shows per year including musicals, non-musicals, full-length productions and shorts. We are looking for both new and experienced Directors and Stage Managers to join our team!

Directors – If you are new to directing, we offer an apprentice-director program where you will have the opportunity to shadow and work with an experienced Director. If you are an experienced Director, please provide us with the following information:

  1. Do you prefer to direct musicals, non-musicals or are you open to directing either?
  2. What is your directing experience? (i.e. approximately how many shows have your directed over how many years).

Stage Managers – If you are new to stage managing, you are encouraged to learn this role by acting as an Assistant Stage Manager for one of our productions.  Alternatively, we are currently offering a Stage Management Workshop.  If you are an experienced Stage Manager, please provide a brief synopsis of your experience including the size crew with which you are comfortable working.

More Info – If you are interested in becoming a Director and/or a Stage Manager with the South Shore Players, please contact our Artistic Director, Colleen Hagen, at