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Meet Our
2023 Season Directors

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Lost In Yonkers 

Michelle Reider 

Michelle Rieder, Artistic Director with DCP Theatre,  joined the DCP family as Elivira in "Blithe Spirit"  in 2011  and over the past 10 years has played many parts both on and off stage. She enjoys being a part of any production, big or small, on stage and behind the scenes and this is her second time serving on the DCP board. Michelle began acting as a child at The Barnstormers Theater in Ridley Park, PA . In more recent history, she has performed with improv and sketch comedy groups in the Lehigh Valley; The Flighty Ducks and The Associated Mess  acting, writing, directing and producing live shows and a web series. Michelle also does event hosting, stand up comedy, commercials, voice work and independent films. She works at a nursing school and  is a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator -which is, best described as -  a director of medical theater.

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Nana Does Vegas 

TBD

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Now and Then

Ray Thompson

Ray Thompson, (Director) is a lifetime member of DCP Theatre and has served as Director, Music Director, Designer, Mentor, Actor, Board Member, and even Board President in his 26 years with the organization.  Ray has a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre from Temple University and has worked in professional, non-professional, and educational theatres from North Carolina to Princeton, NJ. In addition to production credits too numerous to mention, Ray served as the Acting and Music Theatre Teacher at the Actor’s Center in Philadelphia for a decade, and has taught voice, speech, and acting privately.

Ray is absolutely ecstatic to be working again with one of his favorite living playwrights, Sean Greenan, on this year’s production of Now & Then.  His last Grennan production was DCP’s Regional Premiere of The Tin Woman in 2016.

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The Sound of Music

Kalie Desimone

Kalie Desimone has been involved with DCP Theatre for more than 14 years. She is honored to serve on the Board of Directors as head of Development and Fundraising for the theatre. Kalie has appeared in dozens of professional and amateur theatrical productions, commercials, films and print ads across the country. She also has years of experience working behind the scenes in production development and execution. Kalie is a proud member of Young Friends of the Pennsylvania Ballet, Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia and the National Press Photographers Association. She is thrilled to bring The Sound of Music to DCP Theatre.

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The Game's Afoot (or Holmes for the Holiday

John Weber

John is thrilled to be back at DCP after a long absence when he was lost in the jungles of Boyertown renovating his mansion.

John Weber has directed several shows over his 5 decades of theater including Hello Dolly and Boeing Boeing to name a few.

Perhaps you remember him from his performance in Neil Simons, Rumors- he was fantastic!

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'Twas the Night Before Christmas

Rachael Gallagher 

Rachael has been a DCP Theatre member for 12 years and has served on the Board of Directors twice, currently serving as the Director of Marketing. Rachael has a M.S. in Nonprofit Management from the New School in NYC and continues to use her skills in support of DCP's growth. She has a background in acting, singing, dance and stage management. She is very excited to bring this comedic twist on the classic tale, Twas The Night Before Christmas.

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