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Jonathan McCrory

Jonathan McCrory has worked professionally for the past five years as both a producer and director throughout the East Coast: New York, Washington, DC; Baltimore; and Winston-Salem, NC. A Washington, DC native, he attended Duke Ellington School of the Arts, where he obtained training both a a musical theater artist and in theatre production. He earned a BFA degree in Acting and Africana Studies at New York University [NYU].

As a director, Jonathan's directing credits include: Enter Your Sleep, Hope Speaks, Wake, Last Laugh, With Out Trace, and Asking For More. Hope Speaks, one of his most notable credits, is a touring work under TMTC that chronicles the excitement and first hand testimonies surrounding the 2008 election of President Barack Obama. Outside of his own directorial work, he has been able to work as an assistant director under both established and emerging directors such as Talvin Wilks: Anne & Emmet, One Quarter, and Banana Beer Bath; Charles Randolph-Wright: Motown; and Jesca Prudencio: Black Boy & The War. During his senior year at NYU, he founded The Movement Theatre Company [TMTC] and has since served on its leadership team. He currently holds the title as one of the Producing Artistic Leaders. Through his work with TMTC, he has helped produce all of the company's events and productions. Most notable was TMTC's landmark production of the North-American Premiere of Bintou, TMTC Harlem Nights, Honoring Excellence in Black Theatre and Go Green Series. Branching out into other producing circles, Jonathan became the founder and a producer of Harlem9, a collaborative producing organization in Harlem. Through this organization Jonathan produced the sold-out festival called 48 Hours in Harlem. Finally, he served on the selection committee and helped to curate the 2011 River to Rivers Festival at Ensemble Studio Theatre.

The Roster
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The Roster

Black theaters in America

16 March 2013

A list of black theatres in the United States, complied by Michael Dinwiddie, Jonathan McCrory, Beth Turner, Lawrence Evans, and the New England Entertainment Digest

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Interview with Ron Simons
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Interview with Ron Simons

13 March 2013

A group of independent producers meet with Broadway producer Ron Simons. Simons discusses the need to invest in black theater on Broadway.

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Who Is Occupying Harlem
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Who Is Occupying Harlem

25 June 2012

Jonathan McCrory introduces the Harlem Week series with a preview of the history and organizations that make uptown Manhattan what it is.

This is America
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This is America

A collection of works that help to explore the beauty, dysfunction and opportunity housed in this creative form called Theatre. America has an opportunity to be, support, and change into this.

State of Black Theatre
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State of Black Theatre

This series explores the current state of Black theatre and its role in the American theatre landscape.

Harlem, New York
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Harlem, New York

A series discussing the history and current state of theatre in Harlem, New York.