Jenny Gersten

1 Jun 2017


Jenny Gersten. Photo by Liz Ligdon.

Jenny Gersten is an independent producer based in New York City. She has produced several independent projects, including the immersive Off-Broadway production of Sweeney Todd and a "live cinema" series of workshops written and directed by Francis Ford Coppola. From 2015 through 2020, Gersten was a consulting producer for the Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center.  She previously served as executive director of Friends of the High Line, and through the summer of 2014, she was artistic director of the Williamstown Theatre Festival, where she also held the position of associate producer from 1996 to 2004. Prior to that, Gersten was associate producer of The Public Theater, artistic director of the theater artist collective Naked Angels, and director of marketing and development at The 52nd Street Project. Gersten served as a Center panelist for Re:imagining Recovery grants in 2021. She was the panel chair for Performance in 2018, a panelist in Performance in 2016 and 2015, and an LOI panelist in 2016.