• Courtesy of Victory Gardens
  • Chay Yew

Victory Gardens Theater has announced a truncated schedule for 2013-’14, dropping from its usual five productions to just three.

The announcement didn’t include an explanation for the shrinkage, but it’s not hard to guess what the challenges are. Increased expenses have plagued the company since it purchased, revamped, and moved into the historic (and larger) Biograph Theater in 2006. And artistic director Chay Yew (hired in 2011, when Dennis Zacek retired) has been shaking things up, most notably when he dumped the company’s entire 14-member playwrights’ ensemble and replaced the group with four newbies.