Published On: Fri, Aug 2nd, 2013

Bucks County Playhouse foundation president resigns

Bridge Street Foundation President Tanya Cooper (L) and architect Michael Schnoering at Playhouse inaugural gala in 2012 (Photo: Mandee Kuenzle, from BCP website)

Bridge Street Foundation President Tanya Cooper (L) and architect Michael Schnoering at Playhouse inaugural gala in 2012 (Photo: Mandee Kuenzle, from BCP website)

Tanya Cooper, president of the Bridge Street Foundation, will be leaving the organization at the end of August, the group confirmed today. The Bridge Street Foundation is the parent organization of the Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope and the Lambertville Music Hall.

Both projects have made significant strides under her leadership, although the Bucks County Playhouse faces challenges from New Hope’s Zoning Hearing Board, and approval of the Lambertville Music Hall is hitting headwinds in that city.

A search for a new president is not in the works. A spokesperson for the foundation indicated that Cooper is resigning in order to tend to her ailing mother in Canada. Cooper graduated from the University of Windsor in 1996, and has spent much of her career in roles involving accounting, audits and internal controls.

“We all have to play to our strengths,” commented John Danaher, local resident, musical performer and producer. “Having worked with her, I wish her the best of luck. I have nothing to say but ‘thank you’ for the work she did,” he added.

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