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Jonathan Secor

Arts Facilitator

Jonathan D. Secor, Secor Productions

Jonathan has worked in and around the arts for over three decades as a facilitator for creative artists and ideas.

As an independent producer, Jonathan is delighted to once again be working with Urban Bush Women on Haint Blu. He is also currently serving as a producer fora four-week festival, curated by Mikki Shepard, to be held on the recently opened Little Island. Prior to this, Jonathan was Director of Public Programs for the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Jonathan was the Producing Partner for NYC’s Urban Bush Women, creating new stage works as well as opening a Choreographic Center for Women and other underheard Voices. Jonathan was founder/director of the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Berkshire Cultural Resource Center, where he has oversaw the creation of multiple programs including Gallery 51, Tricks of the Trade, DownStreet Art, MCLA Presents!, BerkshireArtStart.org and the Berkshire Hills Internship Program (B-HIP).

Jonathan was Artistic Director for the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington, MA where he programmed over forty productions for their 2005-2007 seasons, and oversaw the re-opening of this historic theater.

From it’s opening until 2005 Jonathan served as the Director of Performing Arts at MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA where he was responsible for the oversight of budget, staffing, and programming of 60-75 annual events.

Jonathan’s New York City based production company, Secor Productions, has produced concerts, dance, theater, large-scale site-specific performances, industrials, events and happenings, as well as serving as a design consultant. Secor Productions served as the consulting firm for the design, construction, and outfitting of the performing art spaces at the MASS MoCA.

Jonathan was General Manager for 651 ARTS in Brooklyn, NY. From the mid 1980’s until the mid-1990’s Jonathan worked as a production manager throughout the United States and Europe. Jonathan started his career as a stage manager in 1979 and has stage-managed hundreds of productions for Broadway, regional theater, opera, dance, film and television.

Jonathan has taught undergraduate/graduate courses in management at the Yale School of Drama SUNY Purchase, and the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.

Jonathan is married to Ana Maria and has two lovely daughters, Alegra Dora and Christina Gabriela. He splits his time between Harlem, NYC and Florida Mountain, Massachusetts.

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Perspectives on Safety and Sustainability for Venues and Cultural Spaces

Perspectives on Safety and Sustainability for Venues and Cultural Spaces

A conversation with Sophie Blumberg, Ben Johnson, and Jonathan Secor

5 October 2021

Sophie Blumberg, Ben Johnson, and Jonathan Secor discuss the importance of safety and sustainability in theatremaking and what it means to make an artistic space safe for taking risks.