Old Deerfield Productions (now Eggtooth) is a non-profit theater company with the mission of creating, presenting, and producing high quality theater arts that engage, challenge, and entertain audiences. ODP has a ten-year history of commissioning new work that addresses social challenges and tells the stories of neglected women in history. Their success with The Captivation of Eunice Williams that premiered in 2004 and toured Europe and Canada and was performed in co-operation with Glimmerglass Opera and at the Smithsonian Institution was repeated with a Mass Humanities funded commission, TRUTH, an opera about the life of Sojourner Truth. Truth was seen by more than 2400 audience members, selections broadcast on WGBY, performed at the New York International Fringe Festival, and accompanying education programs were enjoyed by youth throughout Western Mass.
Artistic Director of Eggtooth Productions, formerly Old Deerfield Productions, is also the Commissioner, Director, and Producer of Frankenstein. Linda has been working professionally in the theater for over thirty years as an actor, director, teacher, producer, and artistic director. She has an MFA from the University of Massachusetts and a BA in Theater and French from Middlebury College. She also attended the National Shakespeare Company Conservatory.
"We want to create place, to enhance place, to call attention to the beauty of Greenfield and the excitement of Greenfield, with what happened in the past and can happen in the future, to build a resonance of place through creative acts," — The Recorder
"The commission of the reimagining of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein by Lindel Hart, of Greenfield, in the former First National Bank building, was very much a piece of theater about place as a reflection of the philosophical themes at the center of the literary work. Hart’s adaptation made thoughtful use of the grand and torn cavernous space, simultaneously bringing in an audience for a gripping piece of theater and nudging interest in the building itself. That production went on to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2015, where it earned high praise." — Take Magazine
"It will feel like a choose-your-own-adventure story that offers both intimate and grand experiences, each waiting to be discovered by an audience member,” Bechtold said. “I hope to bring in audiences that have never had a good opportunity to fall in love with Shakespeare’s words and storytelling — this production is especially for them." — Daily Hampshire Gazette