New Executive Director for Friends of the High Line

Robin Pogrebin reports in the New York Times that Jenny Gersten will serve as the new executive director of the Friends of the High Line, the nonprofit which oversees the elevated railway that runs along the lower west side of Manhattan. Gersten currently works as the artistic director of the Williamstown Theater Festival, where she sat at the helm for three seasons that included the workshop production of David Byrne and Fat Boy Slim’s “Here Lies Love” at Mass MoCA and the world premieres of “Far From Heaven” and “The Bridges of Madison County.” Calling her new job offer “irresistable,” Gersten said, “The opportunity to work at the High Line provides me a way to offer service and imaginative programming to a very special part of a city I love—my hometown.”