NPYT Summer Camp Instructors

Lucy Walker – Camp Director

Lucy is very excited to work with such a wonderful team in her second year as Camp Director. She has been involved in the program in some capacity for nearly 10 years and loves introducing theatre to young people. She has deep interests in all areas of performing arts and looks forward to passing those through to kids of all ages. In high school, Lucy wrote and directed shows that went up for adjudication at Sears Drama Festival. She continued her love of theatre in University where she stage manages student run productions, including Victoria College’s presentation of The Drowsy Chaperone. She is currently earning her degree in Cinema Studies at the University of Toronto, and she spent this past semester completing courses in the film and television department at the University of Glasgow in Scotland. Lucy hopes that campers will learn to love the theatre so much they will also stay at camp for 10 years.

Corey Auwaerter

Corey has twice served as a volunteer mentor for the Northumberland Players’ Summer Theatre Camp. He performed on stage as “Billy” in the Northumberland Players production of Leaving Home this Spring. He has also worked behind the scenes, as a member of the backstage crew for Sister Act and as script assistant for Romeo and Juliet He recently completed high school at Cobourg College Institute and plans to attend university in the fall. He grew up in Toronto but is enjoying life in Cobourg.

Luke Paron

Luke began seriously immersing himself in the arts when he was 14 and auditioned for his first ever musical, his school’s production of Cabaret, and landed the lead role of Cliff Bradshaw. After this, he began finding opportunities to take the stage wherever possible, finding his way to the Northumberland Players. Through his time with the Players he has been in a number of shows such as Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Sister Act and Leaving Home. He has trained with the Stratford Shakespeare school for the past three summers concluding with the completion of their three-week Theatre Performance Intensive. His next years will be spent focusing on his passion for photography and animal rights with groups such as Anonymous for the Voiceless and Sea Shepherd.

Sadie Stratford

Sadie is a competitive dancer as well as a part-time dance teacher at High Pointes Dance Academy. In September she will be transitioning into teaching dance and will be moving to Toronto to pursue a joint program between the National Ballet School of Canada and York University. Sadie loved the opportunity to work with so many talented children last year at the Northumberland Players Theatre Camp and is excited to see what this year will bring.