Staff Biography

JENNY GERSTEN,  Consulting Producer

Jenny Gersten has been the Consulting Producer for The Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center for over four years and produces independently including the long-running Off Broadway “pie shop” production of Sweeney Todd, Francis Ford Coppola’s “Live Cinema” workshops, the forthcoming musical of Beetlejuice, and several projects for Virgin Voyages first ship (setting sail in 2020).

Prior to The Perelman Center, Ms. Gersten was the Executive Director of Friends of the High Line, responsible for programming and maintaining one of the great public spaces in New York City. She was Artistic Director of the Williamstown Theatre Festival (WTF) for four seasons, and the Associate Producer of The Public Theater in New York City for four years.  She also spent five years at the inner-city mentoring program The 52nd Street Project, and once was a casting director for Billy Elliot the Musical as well as for visual artist Gregory Crewdson. She has served as a grant adjudicator for TCG, the J.M. Kaplan Innovation Fund, and Pew Center for Art and Culture, taught theater producing at NYU and Williams College, and served as a Tony Nominator. Ms. Gersten studied archaeology and art history at Oberlin College. Her preferred method of transportation is bicycle.