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Shea's Performing Arts Center lays off employees

Combined with furloughs implemented during the summer, that leaves a back office staff of nine full-time employees & 18 others working between 16 and 24 hours weekly

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Ongoing uncertainty in the theater world tied to the Covid-19 pandemic has led to layoffs at Buffalo’s largest professional theater.

Shea’s Performing Arts Center confirmed seven employees have been laid off. Combined with furloughs implemented throughout the summer, that leaves a back office staff of nine full-time employees and 18 others working between 16 and 24 hours weekly.

“It’s a painful, awful thing to have to go through. These folks are like family,” said Michael Murphy, president and CEO of the downtown Buffalo theater company. 

You can read the full story on Buffalo Business' First's website