NEW YORK CITY: Classic Stage Company (CSC) has named Amanda Feldman their new managing director. Feldman will join the company on Feb. 23.
“Amanda has been doing extraordinary work throughout her career, particularly in her recent years with Page 73, an organization I deeply admire,” CSC producing artistic director Jill Rafson said in a statement. “I feel so lucky to have Amanda joining Classic Stage and bringing her great creativity, broad knowledge, and outstanding leadership to our space.”
Feldman has served as the managing director of Page 73 since 2018, where she produced five world premiere Off-Broadway productions. She previously produced new works with the Foundry Theatre, En Garde Arts, the Play Company, Abrons Arts Center, and the Playwrights Realm. Feldman also founded Neighborhood Productions to support entrepreneurial theatre artists to self-produce their own work. Feldman served as the general manager of The Lark for five years, and was also the founding managing director of CollaborationTown, producing seven of their world premieres. From 2011 to 2014, Feldman led the NYC World Theatre Day Coalition, where she created and curated the Around-the-Globe Chain Play. She holds a BA from Tufts University and is an alumna of WP’s Theater Lab, and serves on the board of History Matters/Celebrating Women’s Plays of the Past.
“It is truly an honor to join Jill Rafson and the board of Classic Stage Company,” Feldman said in a statement. “What I love about CSC is that you fall in love with it twice every time you go—once upon entering its truly unique and intimate venue on 13th Street, and again when the lights go down. I am especially thrilled by Jill’s vision to expand the definition of what constitutes a classic and give voice to plays that will be considered future classics.”
Classic Stage Company challenges the traditional perception of classic work by exploring and reimagining great stories that illuminate our common humanity. CSC collaborates with artists to produce work that is inclusive, relevant, and accessible. As of 2020, the theatre had a budget of approximately $2.8 million.
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