Auditions for the Second Shepherds’ Play

Male (or any gender playing male) actors are still needed for the roles of Shepherds and Mak the sheep thief.

Auditions by appointment only November 2 to November 7, 2017 (or until the roles are filled).

Please email your resume and photo as soon as possible to (with subject line: Auditions) to book your audition time and location. Come prepared with a short monologue.

Please see below for the relevant information from the original audition notice.


Poculi Ludique Societas (PLS) presents

A Medieval Comedy for Christmas

The Second Shepherds’ Play

Performance dates: December 14 to 17, 2017

The Project:

Toronto’s renowned medieval and renaissance players, PLS is a non-profit, non-Equity theatre company affiliated with the University of Toronto, dedicated to the production of early plays for research and entertainment. See more at

The Second Shepherds’ Playis one of the most popular medieval Biblical comedies, written by the anonymous author called the Wakefield Master. Part of the collection of plays in the Towneley manuscript, it tells the story of the three shepherds who are the first to bring gifts to the Christ child, but only after a hilarious slapstick comedic romp involving the sheep-thief Mak and his wife Jill. This production will be based on the modernized script by David Parry and directed by PLS Artistic Director Linda Phillips.

Clown/physical comedy or stage combat training an asset but not required. Students are encouraged to audition.

What we’re looking for:

  • Shepherds: male or cross-cast. They sing (badly).
  • Mak: male, sneaky thief


Will take place during evenings and weekends beginning November 11, 2017

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