Two key staff members left the struggling Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre this week, further fueling concerns about the company's viability as its leaders try to eliminate a $1 million debt and attract new audiences.
A committee made up of PBT's board members as well as foundation and cultural leaders is trying to reorganize and save the company. Among the options it is considering are downsizing the company, merging with another nonprofit organization, forging a partnership with another arts group or going out of business.
These quotes are curtosey of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette. www.post-gazette.com/pg/05146/510566.stm
What will happen to Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre? With their recent losses of many key board members, marketing director, fund raisers, and the school director, Roberto Munoz, it seems as though everyone has given up on the company. Will ballets such as "Tribute to Paul Simon" really lure in the conservative Pittsburgh crowd, helping to rid the company of its dept? Or will performing such non-classical ballets just contribute to it?