New England News
4:33 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

Williamstown Theatre Festival Names New Artistic Director

Jenny Gersten will leave as artistic director of the Williamstown Theatre Festival in January to become executive director of Friends of the High Line.
Credit John Dolan

In western Massachusetts, the Williamstown Theatre Festival has named a new artistic director.

Come September 2014, the Festival will be under new artistic guidance. Mandy Greenfield will take over for Jenny Gersten, who has served in the role since 2010. Before Gersten takes on a new position as executive director of Friends of the High Line in New York City in January, she will program the upcoming season, the Festival’s 60th.

Greenfield is currently the artistic producer of the Manhattan Theatre Club, whom she has been with since 2003. She has been responsible for programming two Off-Broadway theaters while collaborating on programming for the club’s permanent Broadway home, The Samuel J. Freidman Theater.