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Jonathan Secor

Instructor, Entrepreneurship in the Arts

For over three decades Jonathan has had the pleasure of working as a facilitator for creative artists and ideas. He has taught undergraduate/graduate courses in management at the Yale School of Drama SUNY Purchase, and the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.

He is delighted to be back at SUNY Purchase, having graduated from the Design/Tech Department with a degree in Stage Management in 1985, and taught Stage Management from 1996 to 2001.

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Currently Jonathan is Director of Cathedra Productions at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, where he oversees hundreds of events each year, sacred and secular.

Prior to the Cathedral, he was Producing Partner for Urban Bush Women, creating two new stage works, and opening a Choreographic Center for Women of Color and other Under-heard 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 MCLA Gallery 51, Tricks of the Trade, DownStreet Art, MCLA Presents!, 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 in 1999 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. He 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 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.