Bristol Riverside Theatre

Bristol Riverside Theatre is a vibrant, engaged community theater in the northeast reaches of the Philadelphia area. Center support has allowed Bristol to professionalize its management, including the addition of a managing director position in 2009, and to better connect with local audiences.


Collaborators & Colleagues

Composer Lee Hyla’s musical background includes extensive experience as a pianist in new music, rock, and free improvisation.

Paul Schimmel responds to the question: “Do you think exhibition-making bears any resemblance to theater directing?”

The Preservation Alliance promotes the importance and appropriate use of historic buildings and landscapes in the Philadelphia region.

The New York Times covered a playwriting boot camp led by Paula Vogel in New York City, which followed a 2011 Philadelphia boot camp she led with Center support.

Thaddeus Phillips teams up with the Minneapolis-based musical duo Jeremy and David Wilhelm to create an action-opera centered on the odd details surrounding Edgar Allan Poe’s mysterious last days.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Kathleen McLean, principal of Independent Exhibitions, recently co-facilitated the Center’s project, No Idea Is Too Ridiculous, with Performa curator Mark Beasley.

Several Center-funded performances and exhibitions have garnered national and regional media coverage in recent weeks.

Grants & Grantees

A year-long series of participatory performances at Washington Avenue Green will activate a one-acre site on the Delaware River waterfront that served as the entry point to Philadelphia for immigrants in the early 20th century.

In 2011, the award-winning writer, director, and actor became the Center’s first visiting artist. His residency functioned as a creative exchange between a working artist and the Center’s staff, constituents, and communities.

Grants & Grantees

Vox Populi is a member-run artist collective that presents exhibitions, performances, and other gallery talks, performances, lectures, and related events.

Director Romeo Castellucci’s work returns to Philadelphia with The Four Seasons Restaurant, which uses the infamous unfulfilled Mark Rothko commission as a jumping-off point to explore the impact of absence on the human psyche.

Located in Fairmount Park, Shofuso was built in Japan in 1953, using traditional techniques and materials, and moved to Philadelphia in 1958.