Our merry and talented company members in February 2018, meeting in preparation for our first public event, the "Spotlight Cabaret: A Toast to Broadway!" planned for April 14, 2018.

Our Board of Directors

President:  Rachel Hrynczyszyn-Zampitella 
Vice President:  Becky Crunk
Treasurer:  David Kirby
Artistic Director:  Katie Brown
Marketing Director:  Dan Mastropieri
Community Relations Director:  Jen Tracy
Special Events Coordinator:  Terri Koltonuk

Our Story


In October 2017, about 40 residents from the River Wards neighborhoods of Port Richmond, Bridesburg, Fishtown and Kensington met to discuss the creation of a new community theatre group in our section of Northeast Philadelphia.


From this and subsequent meetings, the River Wards Theatre Company was born. The goal of our theatre company is to provide quality live entertainment in our area, and to create opportunities for company members to establish and develop skills in the theatrical arts.  


We welcome everyone to take part in the company’s performances and community outreach programming. In addition to performing musicals, we hope to hold workshops, perform plays, and host different events throughout the neighborhoods we live in.

In July 2018, we officially received our status as a non-profit organization.  

Although we are still in our beginning stages, we are building a strong foundation to serve our community for many years to come. 

Our Founding Members 

(listed in alphabetical order)

Mary Ann Becker; Kaitlin Mary Bednarz; Deborah Bednarz; Katie Brown*Nancy Bruno; Jennalyn Bugbee; Angela Burtalato; Gina Burtalato; Jen Burtalato; Aubrey Cook; Becky Crunk*; Freda Duffy; Bob Ford; Laurie Ford; Ola Goral; Michalina Goral*; George Herbert; Megan Herbert; Alyse Hrynczyszyn; Mary Beth Hrynczyszyn; Maura Beth Hrynczyszyn;  Rachel Hrynczyszyn-Zampitella*; Dot Hutt; David Kirby*; Lori Kissling; Cassadanya Kissling; Terri Koltonuk; Nancy Maahs; Nicole Manning; Dan Mastropieri*; Melanie Mazzitelli; Kershlee Miller; Tátlyn Miller; Derek Muller; Nicholas O’Steen; Chris Perrault; Dominic Pietropaula; Payton Rimkunas; Carlos Rodriguez; Jaclyn Scarborough; Jen Tracy*; Bobby Ware; Rachel Wilson; Terry Wilson

* Founding Board Members

© 2018 by River Wards Theatre Company

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