Mandy Greenfield has resigned as artistic director of Williamstown Theatre Festival, the organization said Monday.

Greenfield stepped down from her position in late October. The release did not give a reason for her resignation, but her departure follows reports of poor working conditions and a walk-out staged by the sound crew on a production this past summer. 

Jenny Gersten, who previously held the position, will act as interim artistic director. She will hold the position through the 2022 season, while the board of directors conducts a search for a permanent artistic director.

Greenfield had been the festival’s artistic director since 2014, when she succeeded Gersten. Prior to joining the festival, Greenfield served as artistic producer of Manhattan Theatre Club.

Gersten, who is now a producer at New York City Center and a line producer on “Beetlejuice,” served as artistic director of the festival from 2010 to 2014 and associate producer from 1996 to 2004.

“This is such a meaningful opportunity to address some of the valuable and honest feedback already received from the Festival’s staff, artists, and the broader Williamstown community, and to continue to listen and absorb,” Gersten said in the press release. “I look forward to being part of the ongoing evolution at Williamstown Theatre Festival, and working with the board, staff and community to imagine a paradigm shift which fosters values to make the theatre a thriving home for artists and audiences for many years to come.”

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