Heather Martin, the Executive Director of the Criterion Theatre in Bar Harbor has submitted her resignation and will be stepping down on April 30th to pursue the completion of her Master's Degree.

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According to Heather Martin "There were a lot of people who has some very real doubts about the viability of the (Criterion) theatre and I absolutely understood that. But what kept bubbling up through the concerns was hope! That's where we put our energies, into the hope, and it worked! Ideas, volunteers, donations and memberships all started coming in when folks really felt that The Criterion was once again their theatre. It has been tremendously gratifying to be a part of that. Now with it's feet solidly under it, the theatre is ready to take it's next step forward and maybe get a Director with an actual Theatre background!"

During her 2 years as Executive Director the Criterion won the "Rising Star Award" from the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce. They have also begun construction of an elevator to make the balcony handicap accessible.

To learn more about the Criterion Theatre and events scheduled visit their website