AMANDA WEISENTHAL, Director
Amanda has been in theater for over 38 years and a member of the Screen Actors Guild for over 25 years. Starting out as an actress in NYC, where she grew up, Amanda worked on Broadway as well as in television. In 1991 she graduated from New York University with a degree in Film and Theater. She has worked on many feature films and studied under the best producers, directors and actors of all time, including Robert Redford, Walter Matthau, Julia Roberts and Robert De Niro.
In 1991, Amanda got the opportunity to Head the Department of Drama at a Performing Arts College in Cambridge, England. While there, she taught over ten acting classes a day, in addition to directing her students in many musicals and plays. She moved to Northampton nine years ago and worked in the theater department at Northampton High School, as well as directed six musicals at Hampshire Regional High School. Amanda is excited to be involved with Farm Theater, and to be a part of an artistic community in Western Massachusetts with the mission of creating innovative and exciting theater.
Robert Nehring, President and CEO
Robert became inspired to develop Farm Theater at Valley View Farm after visiting a similar outdoor theater event in Vermont. Working with his parents, he was determined to find a director and a play to produce to fulfill his vision. With Amanda Weisenthal on board, the pair set out to create the magical masterpiece that more than 1200 people flocked to see in it’s first year, October 2016. He is currently working on bringing this year’s new piece “True Thomas” to vivid life for the community to enjoy.