About Us

Our Mission and History


We are a small community theater nestled in the heart of Birdsboro, PA, with lots of talent to display. Since opening our doors in 2015, we have provided top notch entertainment to our community and surrounding areas. Our goal is to provide a safe place where children, adults, and families can have fun, learn, and create lasting memories on the stage and off.

A huge thank you to Mr. Mascaro for his unending generosity in providing a home for our theater company. We are a true "black box" theater - our 92 seats create an intimate performance environment perfect for shows of all types. 

Our Board of Directors consists of 9 members - including businessmen, community members, theater professionals, and lawyers - who help to organize and oversee theater operations.

Our staff have a vast wealth of theater experience from directing, choreographing, music direction, stage management, tech, sound and lighting design, and so much more!

Our Mission is to provide an outlet for creative community involvement, while producing quality entertainment for the entire family. Our goals are to enrich, educate, and entertain our community by providing an exceptional and safe theater experience. We want to stimulate, enhance, and celebrate the understanding of ourselves and others through the experiences of live theater - on stage, off-stage, and through the rehearsal process. The 1st Street Players offer the community a wide range of spectacular theatrical experiences while supporting local arts and education.

Our Staff

Directors at Large
Board of Directors

Melissa Kaufmann

Executive Artistic Director


Nathan Patton

Operations Director


William Eschbach

Facilities Director


Alicia Brisbois*

Drew Boardman

Bill Eschbach*

Sarah Geiger*

Andrea Hart*

Kirsten Heim

Melissa Kaufmann*

Deanne Leech*

Nathan Patton*

Jody Reppert*

Debbi Silas

Chris Sperat

Scott Troutman

Chris Weiss

*denotes 2020 director

Sarah Geiger

Marketing Director


Alicia Brisbois

Development Director


Kerry Drey

Fundraising Director


Andrea Hart

Education Director


Joseph Hagan, President

Dennis Lynch, Vice President

Deanne Leech, Treasurer

Judy Reitz, Secretary

Bill Eschbach

Steve Daniels

Rick Dietrich

Melissa Kaufmann

Nathan Patton

John Tabler

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301 E. 1st St. Birdsboro, PA 19508


Tel: 610-404-8436

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