The Crabpot Players was founded in the fall of 1993 to with a simple goal:  to bring community theatre to the East Cooper area and provide opportunities for actors of all ages to expand their skills.  We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) community theatre company with over 20 years of professional theatre experience in the Charleston area and Southeast USA.  


Mission Statement


To encourage and promote live theatre through the medium of acting and to provide educational opportunities for emerging performing artists of all ages throughout the Charleston area.


Jimmy Ward

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Jimmy Ward is the founder and Artistic Director of the Crabpot Players. Jimmy founded the company in the fall of 1993 and ever since, the Crabpot Players have produced over 160 shows locally and around the Southeast USA.  Jimmy has written and produced many of his own works as well, including Malibu East, Red Right Returning, Mayberry by the Sea, and many more.  When not directing or managing Crabpot, Jimmy works from his island home as a self-employed CPA and serves as a councilmember on Isle of Palms City Council.