Flowertown Players is a 501 (C) (3) non-profit organization and has been creating magic for audience members in Summerville and the greater Charleston community for over 40 years. Each season, The James F. Dean Community Theatre stage comes alive with children shows, comedy, drama, and musical theatre, bringing education, entertainment and thought- provoking productions. 


The mission of the Flowertown Players is to produce and present quality community theatre to encourage and promote educational and literary performing arts projects for all segments of the tri-county population, and to provide a venue for thespians, artists, technicians and other creative people to practice their crafts. 


Built in 1935, our theatre showed movies until the mid 1970s when single screens fell out of favor.    The building remained empty until 1977 when of enthusiastic thespians removed the projector, screen, boilers, and created the Summerville Community Theatre.  Home to the Flowertown Players, we have been producing live plays ever since.  Founder James F. Dean played a big role in saving the building from destruction in 1988 and was able to purchase it from the city of Summerville.  For this reason and many others, we renamed the build the James F Dean theatre in 1990.   Over the years there has been fire flooding, hurricane damage, and multiple renovations. At least five marriages have come out from couples meeting during a production.  


Main Stage


Our Main Stage series is comprised of 6 productions a year. Our main stage productions are a mix of musicals and plays ranging in content and ratings. These shows are produced in our 200 seat main theatre. 



Our youth series is comprised of 1-2 productions a year. Our Youth productions are made up of youth actors and the content is geared towards families and children 4+. Our youth shows are produced in our 200 seat main theatre. 

Special Events 


We have a collection of special events throughout the year including live jazz, stand-up comedy, and more. These are produced as limited time shows and may be on the Main Stage or in our Studio.



Ed Barnes 
Interim Theatre Manager

Anicia Brown 
Director of Young Adult Acting Series


Katrina Seastrunk
Member at Large

Bill McIntosh
Member at Large

Sue Vinick
Member at Large

Brandon Lutes
Board President

Braeden Kersner

Monica Shows


Laura Tupper