Bristol Riverside Theatre is a community theater with strong connections to the people who live around its facility. As the theater planned its evolution, Bristol Riverside staff conducted numerous assessments and planning projects, all of which pointed to the need for a managing director. Amy Kaissar was hired to fill the position, and under her tenure Bristol Riverside Theatre grew its audiences and revenues significantly. The theater's founding director Susan Atkinson continues to serve the theater, helping to drive the artistic program and maintain ties with the community. 1
- 1. Management grants, through the Philadelphia Cultural Management Initiative, were awarded through 2013 following which a new funding category, Advancement grants, was introduced to support substantial long-term organizational development.