Response to letter calling on Lincoln Center to cancel Israeli government's “Brand Israel” theater performances

June 27 email from Lincoln Center’s President to Adalah-NY

Thank you for your thoughtful note regarding the performances by Ha’bima National Theater and the Cameri Theater of Tel Aviv. “To the End of the Land” is going to be one part of the larger Lincoln Center Festival this summer, and we are looking forward to bringing many different performances from all over the world as part of the series.

It is part of our mission to bring the highest quality performances to the largest number of people, and we seek to bring a wide range of ideas and voices to our stages each year.

As I am sure you can imagine, Lincoln Center receives requests from time to time from a variety of advocacy organizations taking political issue with either the performers or the work itself. As a cultural and education organization, however, we do not make political statements and hope that the art we present can stand on its own.

With all best wishes for an enjoyable summer,

Debora L. Spar

Debora Spar
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
70 Lincoln Center Plaza, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10023