Auditions – 2021 Summer Pop Up Theatre Project

Banner announcing auditions for the 2021 Summer Pop Up Theatre Series

— Updated July 6, 2021 – All shows have now been cast, cast announcements will be made soon. Thanks for all of your interest! —

Imagine live theatre and a drink in an outside venue with – yes – people watching. Are we there yet?

As the government regulations begin to favour outdoor events, the Northumberland Players are ready to perform in outdoor venues. We have been working with the Town of Cobourg and local groups to mount 2 staged readings and 2 one act plays outdoors between the end of July and the end of September.

Right now, we need some actors! Further calls for volunteers will follow. Please get involved in the outdoor theatre experience and the fun of live theatre again!


All shows have now been cast. Thank you for your interest!

The audition process is modified as we want to avoid large number of people at the Firehall.

Once actors have registered, directors may choose to call actors in small groups or if they have seen actors in other productions they may regard this as an audition. Directors have been asked to call actors they have not seen or call actors if they cannot decide between several people. 

To sign up for an audition please contact each show separately. They will send you emails for more details and requirements immediately. A short bio and a headshot would be appreciated.


The Graduate

Adapted by Terry Johnson

Staged Reading
7 shows, July 30 – August 8

Cast Requirements: 3 men, 3 women; read for ages 20 to 50.
1 male and/or female playing multiple roles

Director: Jack Boyagian
Stage Manager: Lynne Templer

Auditions are now complete.

Love Letters

By A.R. Gurney

Staged Reading
7 shows, August 13 – August 22

Cast Requirements: 1 male, 1 female; 40+
May cast 3 different couples

Director: Valerie Russell
Stage Manager: Kara Besson

Auditions are now complete.

Laundry and Bourbon

By James McLure

One Act Play
7 shows, August 26 – September 12

Cast Requirements: 3 women

Director: Carol Beauchamp
Stage Manager: Brenda Worsnop

Auditions are now complete.

Lone Star

By James McLure

One Act Play
7 shows, September 16 – September 27

Cast Requirements: 3 men, can play as under 40 years old

Director: Matt Blundell (Mentor: Jim Finan)
Stage Manager: Kate Shuker

Auditions are now complete.

Health & Safety

We have purchased medical grade air purifiers for the Firehall. Rehearsals will be safe and will follow all safety protocols. Blocking of the shows will be safe and respectful of the fact that we are transitioning to live theatre. 


If you have any questions about the Pop Up Theatre Project please contact Artistic Director Jack Boyagian