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.