Williamstown Theatre Festival has named Mandy Greenfield as their new Artistic Director beginning September, 2014. The appointment was announced by the Festival’s Board Chair Matt Harris. Greenfield, who is currently Artistic Producer at Manhattan Theatre Club, succeeds Jenny Gersten. As previously announced, Gersten departs Williamstown Theatre Festival in January 2014 to become Executive Director of Friends of the Highline. Gersten will program the upcoming 2014 season, and Williamstown Theatre Festival Producer Stephen Kaus will oversee the season. Greenfield’s tenure as Artistic Director will begin immediately following the 2014 season, the Festival’s 60th.
“We are thrilled for Jenny’s new chapter, and know that she will forever be linked to WTF; we welcome Mandy Greenfield with great excitement. Mandy has the experience, leadership ability, taste, and vision to help us write the next chapter for our theater,” – Board Chair Matt Harris
In the news release announcing the appointment, new artistic director Mandy Greenfield said, “I am thrilled to build upon the rich history of the Williamstown Theatre Festival and create bold, adventurous work with the company. I look forward to producing theater with writers, directors, designers, actors and apprentices passionate about making great art, in a spectacular and singular environment, in the seasons ahead. I am excited to work with the Festival’s devoted board, unwavering supporters and loyal audiences to sustain and grow one of the great American cultural treasures.”