Cumbernauld Theatre artistic director and joint chief executive Ed Robson has stepped down, as the Scottish company undergoes a restructure.
It comes as staff face redundancy, as previously reported by The Stage, which follows the theatre’s plans to relocate.
Robson, who has occupied the position for 13 years, said: “It’s been a fantastic challenge and a genuine privilege to lead Cumbernauld Theatre over the past decade or so, and I cannot thank enough all the people who have helped me in my time.
“After 13 years I leave knowing the theatre is in a stronger position than when I began and I look forward to seeing great things on the new stage in the near future.”
Cumbernauld Theatre Trust plans to open a new theatre, cinema and dance studio at Cumbernauld Academy in the autumn, following the venue’s recent closure on December 31, 2019.
It will be funded by North Lanarkshire Council and Creative Scotland.
In a statement, interim chief executive Sarah Price said: “Ed has taken the decision to step down as CEO/artistic director in support of the wider plans of the organisation to restructure the business model and operating plans.
“Central to the new business model to develop Cumbernauld’s new art centre as a creative community campus is a much closer working relationship with North Lanarkshire Council, Culture and Leisure North Lanarkshire, New College Lanarkshire and creative industry partners.”
“All roles within the organisation have been and continue to be re-examined at this time as we strive to develop a more sustainable model for theatre production going forward,” she added.