301 E 1st Street

Birdsboro, PA 19508

About 1st Street Players

Who We Are:

We are a small community theater nestled in the heart of Birdsboro, PA. Since opening our doors in 2015, we have provided top-notch entertainment to our community and surrounding areas. ​

Our Mission:

1st Street Players uplifts the community through imaginative theatrical productions and transformative educational programming. We strive to foster a safe space for artists and audiences to connect, collaborate, and create.

Our Vision:

To use theatre to empower individuals and revitalize the community.

Our Core Values:

Artistic Excellence - We believe theater is a beautiful art form. We produce high-quality work and hold ourselves to the highest artistic standards.

Inclusion - We believe theater is for everyone, people of all abilities, races, genders, ages, sexual orientations, and backgrounds.

Innovation - We believe in pushing boundaries and taking risks. We believe theater can exist anywhere and there are millions of ways to tell a story. We encourage our artists to think outside the box and challenge our audiences to embrace new modes of storytelling. ​

Education - We believe education is a lifelong process. We view each production as an opportunity to grow and learn as individuals and as a community.

Social Responsibility - We believe theater can be revolutionary. We are committed to using theater to cultivate empathy, open minds, and affect change within the community. ​

Collaboration - We believe collaboration is the cornerstone of the theatrical process. We value the contributions and efforts of all team members.

Our Team

Dee Leech

Artistic Director

Nate Patton

Managing Director

Alicia Brisbois

Technical Director

Liz Fry

House Manager

Bill Leech

Shop Manager

Jonathan Bartman

Props Manager

Grace Patton

Costume Manager

Nicole Napolitano

Marketing Coordinator

Melinee Wilson

Communications Assistant

Sarah Geiger

Education Coordinator

Gretchen Wilcox

Development Coordinator

Ed Carr

Fundraising Coordinator

Our Board of Directors

John Tabler


Steve Daniels

Vice President

Judy Reitz


Jerry Rawson


Deanne Leech

Artistic Director

Nate Patton

Managing Director

Joe Foering

Membership Liaison

Taylor Patullo

Membership Liaison

Rob Tilley

Director at Large


Director at Large


Director at Large