The theatre's board of directors has voted to put the company on hiatus while options to continue or retire Publick Theatre Boston are explored.
While on hiatus, the Publick will maintain its status as a Resident Theater Company at the Boston Center for the Arts.
Arciniegas and Nitter, according to a press statement, will "continue to collaborate with BCA programming independently and will continue to serve on the board of the Publick Theatre through this transition phase."
Marking 40 years this fall, Publick Theatre Boston has focused on staging language-driven works, encouraging its audiences to "experience the power of the spoken word." Under the leadership of Nitter and Arciniegas, in fall 2008 The Publick became A Resident Theatre Company at the Boston Center for the Arts (BCA).
The 2009-2010 season featured Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? and Joe Orton’s Entertaining Mr. Sloane. The productions received a total of six nominations and four awards from the Elliot Norton Awards. In spring 2011, Bill Cain's 9 Circles earned another two Elliot Norton Award nominations.