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Mandy Greenfield

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Artistic Director

Williamstown Theatre Festival
229 West 42Nd Street Suite 801
New York , New York 10036
United States

Company Description: Since 1955, the Williamstown Theatre Festival has brought America's finest actors, directors, designers, and playwrights to the Berkshires, engaging a loyal...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Yale University
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Web References
The Drama League-Member Benefits, 1 Oct 2009 [cached]
Mandy Greenfield, Director of Artistic Operations, The Manhattan Theatre Club
WILLIAMSTOWN -- Mandy ..., 5 Dec 2013 [cached]
WILLIAMSTOWN -- Mandy Greenfield, artistic producer of the nonprofit Manhattan Theatre Club in New York, will succeed Jenny Ger sten as artistic director of Williams town Theatre Festival.
As artistic producer, Greenfield, who has been with MTC since 2003, leads programming at City Center and collaborates with MTC executive director Lynne Meadow on programming at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.
Speaking by telephone from New York, the 39-year-old Greenfield said she was approached by the WTF search committee.
"(Williamstown Theatre Festival) is a place for which I have had enormous respect and admiration," Greenfield said. "This is a hugely appealing, flattering, exciting opportunity. I took the bait."
"We've known Mandy for years," WTF board Chairman Matthew Harris said in an email interview.
Harris said Greenfield was uniquely qualified for Will iams town where the artistic director functions as chief executive, unlike many theaters that have both an artistic director and a managing director, each of whom reports to the board.
"At MTC, (Mandy) was active across the entire spectrum of artistic duties, from commissioning straight through to thinking about how best to market her productions, and everything in between.
"Before MTC, she ran her own theater company (Blue Light Theatre Company in New York), and similarly had 'soup to nuts' responsibility. So the first, most rare and most important quality she brings is this combination of artistic and executive talent, whereby she can be a fully featured leader of our organization."
Greenfield sees WTF as a "community of artists in a community of culturally savvy and astute people.
"I love writers," she said. "I love living writers taking big risks and sometimes failing, sometimes succeeding (and understanding that) it's okay if they don't.
"I'm after work that engages the audience; that involves the audience in process. I want the audience to connect."
Greenfield is a member of the Broadway League and serves on the advisory board of the Drama League. She is a magna cum laude graduate of Yale University and lives in New York with her husband, who works in finance, and their two children, ages 5 and 3.
"Everyone I've spoken to who has worked at Williams town talks of that place as a setting that feeds their artistic soul; an artistically pure place in which things can happen; where they can do the kind of work they cannot do elsewhere," Greenfield said.
Originally developed and produced by WTF ..., 12 May 2015 [cached]
Originally developed and produced by WTF Artistic Director Mandy Greenfield, The Lion inspires and disarms with Scheuer's raw and emotional depth.
"I chose this play because I ..., 13 Aug 2015 [cached]
"I chose this play because I fell in love with it," said Mandy Greenfield, WTF's artistic director.
"I thought would be interesting [and the director ultimately agreed] to explore, in alternate performances, different kinds of friendships and see what happens the roles are brought to life by different people," Greenfield said.
"Bartlett is, on some level, writing about statehood," said Greenfield.
Yet, according to Greenfield, "An Intervention" retains its "broader, metaphoric resonance" without becoming didactic, moralizing or overly self-assured.
"We hope to be able to present 'Chewing Gum Dreams' in a future Williamstown Theatre Festival season," said Greenfield.
Williamstown Theatre ..., 2 July 2015 [cached]
Williamstown Theatre Festival's new artistic director Mandy Greenfield
WILLIAMSTOWN >> Ask Williamstown Theatre Festival's new artistic director Mandy Greenfield why she does what she does and the answer is simple - it's about "making great work; to have audiences experience the world we're living in."
For Greenfield, making theater is about taking risks not only by producing challenging new work and introducing new voices but also finding fresh ways to present known texts.
"I'm after work that engages the audience, that involves the audience in the process," she told The Eagle in a December interview, "I want the audience to connect."
Greenfield - who is in her early 40s and lives in New York with her husband, Matthew Fassler, who works in global investment research at Goldman Sachs, Inc., and their two sons, Gabriel, 7, and Ezra, nearly 5 - was born and raised in Miami.
When the Williamstown job opened after Jenny Gersten stepped down after the 2013 season, Greenfield decided to step up.
"There is no reason to do a revival unless there is something that makes sense," Greenfield said when she announced her season in February.
"The challenge of how you talk to an audience through a known text is an interesting one," Greenfield said in her June sit-down interview.
Greenfield says that in her visits to the festival last summer and the time she's spent here since officially taking over as artistic director in September 2014, she's been struck by the passion audiences and artists have for the place. "This is a deeply cherished institution, deeply supported," she said. "This is a very alive place."
She also has found what she calls "an unbridled commitment to the institution, a deeper sense of purpose, permission to take risks.
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