To the Editor:
After careful review and scrutiny of our options, the Board of Trustees and Management of McCarter Theatre made the difficult decision to lay off a majority of our full time and seasonal staff as of May 15th. We will continue to provide health insurance for those impacted employees through June.
We also have been able to meet our obligations to the artists involved with the productions and performances that were canceled this season. With no clear timeline for restarting performances, and the general uncertainty about the length of social distancing, we believe it is best to focus on the long-term health of the organization.
The sacrifices we make as an institution and the financial steps we take at this time are vitally important to securing the organization’s future. By safeguarding our financial position now, we also improve our capacity to open our doors and stages for employees, audiences, students and community partners as soon as it is safe to do so. more