The San Diego Repertory Theatre, a 46-year-fixture of the native arts scene, introduced Wednesday it would droop operations and will search chapter safety due to a funding shortfall.
“San Diego REP is canceling the remaining scheduled productions in 2022 and has needed to lay off all workers as of June 19,” the theater mentioned in an announcement.
The REP cited a shortfall in funding, low ticket gross sales through the pandemic and the problem of working a theater whereas Horton Plaza is beneath redevelopment.
The board and management have been mentioned to be “actively working to determine options and discover viable choices for monetary restructuring, together with potential chapter reorganization.”
Managing Director Abigail Buell mentioned a brand new monetary mannequin is required, and expressed hope that the REP would return to “produce numerous, socially-conscious theatre of outstanding high quality.”
Creative Director Sam Woodhouse echoed that sentiment, saying, “Our purpose is to convey the REP again stronger, to proceed making provocative, progressive theatre, and we’re working towards this future.”
Ticket holders might be contacted by the REP on or earlier than June 10 by electronic mail with reference to their choices. Canceled occasions embrace:
- Twelfth Evening
- Curious Incident of the Canine within the Evening-Time
- Grand Grasp Funk
- In Each Era (cancellation beforehand introduced)
- The Artwork of Shtisel
- Joel Gray’s Favourite Performs
- “A World to Come,” a part of The Complete Megillah play competition
- “Shanghai,” a part of The Complete Megillah play competition
- Angelina Reaux Sings the Love Songs of Kurt Weill
Whereas the REP might be suspending its productions, the Lyceum Theatre will proceed to host different group and theatrical occasions.