Questions of Practice: Performing Arts Producer Jenny Gersten on Art as an “Agent of Hope”

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Jenny Gersten, producing consultant at The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Performing Arts at the World Trade Center, discusses the organizational thinking involved in developing programming that holds space for traumatic memory while embracing new artistic creation. “Much more than thinking about trauma or memory, we want this to be a place that has lightness…and [uses] live experience as a convening, as a way of bringing people together,” Gersten says.

Questions of Practice: Performing Arts Producer Jenny Gersten on Art as an “Agent of Hope”

Performing arts producer Jenny Gersten on art as an “agent of hope.” Filmed at The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage on May 3, 2016.

The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Performing Arts at the World Trade Center is scheduled to open in 2020. Learn more here.>>

Jenny Gersten is producing consultant for the Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center and is the producer of several independent projects, including non-traditional performance and immersive works.  She is the producer of Live Cinema, a series of workshops written and directed by Francis Ford Coppola. Most recently, Gersten served as executive director of Friends of the High Line.