The JMAC is located in downtown Worcester, MA on the first floor of 20 FRANKLIN STREET/, directly across from City Hall and the corner of the Worcester Common.
Parking is available at the WORCESTER COMMON GARAGE/, the FEDERAL PLAZA GARAGE/, and the WORCESTER PUBLIC LIBRARY/.
Be on the lookout for our neon signage! We'll see you soon.
ERIN I. WILLIAMS
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE WORCESTER CULTURAL COALITION + CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT OFFICER FOR THE CITY OF WORCESTER
In addition to her current work with the WORCESTER CULTURAL COALITION/ and the CITY OF WORCESTER/, Erin has served on the Governor Creative Economy Network, is a founding Board member of MASSCreative, a Board member of Discover Central Massachusetts, and a participant in the Americans for the Arts Local Arts Agency Executive Leadership Forum. She frequently speaks on the theme of creative city-making at such venues as the Massachusetts SMART Growth Conference, Americans for the Arts National Conferences, ArtPlace America, European Union National Institutes of Culture (EUNIC, Washington DC), Massachusetts Statewide Historic Preservation Conference, MA Municipal Association, and the National Global Creative Economy Convergence Summit, to name but a few. Erin is a firm believer that creativity sparks the economy and builds community.
Under Erin’s leadership, the Worcester Cultural Coalition was presented the Commonwealth of Massachusetts highest award as the Creative Economy Catalyst, and in 2017, U.S. News and World Report named Worcester the 54th best city to live in because it provides an excellent cultural life.
PRESIDENT + CEO OF THE HANOVER THEATRE AND CONSERVATORY FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
Troy serves as President & CEO of The Hanover Theatre, a 2,300-seat performing arts center in downtown Worcester, MA. The theatre opened in 2008 following a $32 million dollar historic restoration, and presents more than 150 performances to more than 180,000 audiences members each year. A key catalyst to the revitalization of downtown Worcester, the Hanover opened its Conservatory for the Performing Arts in January 2017, and now offers year-round classes in acting, musical theatre, and theatre technology for all ages. Troy has been at the helm since 2004, after serving as Producing Director at Stoneham Theatre (now Greater Boston Stage); at American Stage Festival in Milford and Nashua, New Hampshire; and in New York as General Manager of Focus Lighting, a leading architectural design firm with high-profile projects in most major cities in the U.S., Europe, Asia, South America and the Middle East. Troy serves as Chair of Discover Central Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Performing Arts Coalition, on the Boards of Directors of the Worcester Cultural Coalition and MassCreative, as a member of Worcester’s Economic Development Coordinating Council, and has been appointed to the Massachusetts Cultural Council by Governors Patrick and Baker. Troy’s directing credits include Artist Descending a Staircase, The Mystery of Irma Vep, and his own critically-acclaimed adaptation of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Troy holds a B.F.A. in design and production from the N.C. School of the Arts.
POPUP MANAGING DIRECTOR
Hank is an artist and cultural organizer with a background in street art and photography. He sits or has sat on a number of nonprofit boards, including those of the Worcester Arts Council, Main IDEA, The Public Artist Working Group, and Square Squared, the facilitators behind Pow!Wow! Worcester! Hank frequently serves as a creative workshop leader and consultant to both public and private organizations. His workshops with young adults focus on creative sociopolitical empowerment. His consulting work typically focuses on creative solutions to environmental design and crime prevention. His motivations in helming the PopUp are to advocate for the accessibility of artistic space for all, and to empower the local creative culture to assume ownership of a community changing and growing around them.
OLIVIA D'AMBROSIO SCANLON
BRICKBOX MANAGING DIRECTOR
Livy is a playmaker: a versatile theatre professional working as a producer, director, actor, and teaching artist.
She has served in these capacities with organizations including The Hanover Theatre Rep, Nora Theatre Co, New Rep, Commonwealth Shakespeare Co, Playhouse Creatures NYC, Trinity Rep, Asolo Rep, Hartford Stage, and Bridge Rep, which she founded and helmed for five years, and where she received a 2019 Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Director and a 2018 IRNE Award for Best Actress.
Livy has been featured in the Boston Globe and on WGBH, had a short essay published on the HowlRound Theatre Commons, and was named a Woman to Watch in 2022 by Worcester Magazine.
On the teaching front, Livy has found a niche for herself as a STEAM educator, serving as a Lecturer in Acting at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where students and faculty selected her for a 2018 Levitan Teaching Award.
A transplant from Cambridge, Livy was appointed to that city's Mayor's Arts Task Force, and is a proud Board member emeritus of the Theatre Community Benevolent Fund and StageSource.
After earning her BA from Amherst College (summa cum laude) Livy went on to earn her MFA from Brown University / Trinity Rep. She is a card-carrying member of Actors' Equity Association.
Livy and her wife live in Worcester's Canal District, where they own Canal District Wines and enjoy walking their rescue pup, Rusty.
JMAC SPECIAL PROJECTS COORDINATOR
Doménica is a stage manager, lover of contemporary art, and performing arts activist. She is passionate about BIPOC representation and accessibility in theatre and strives to ensure that in her work. Doménica loves working in the arts because it inspires her and feeds her soul. She is also a current undergraduate student at Clark University in Worcester, MA. Doménica is a senior majoring in Theatre Arts, with a specialization in Stage Management, and a minor in Community, Youth, and Education Studies. She is in the Accelerated Degree Program at Clark University to receive her Master of Science in Management. Doménica is originally from Guayaquil, Ecuador, but grew up in Massachusetts. She is a Native Spanish Speaker. She enjoys watching movies, printmaking, sailing, and travelling.
The AC Hotel in Downtown Worcester offers our patrons and presenters a generous discount on room rates! This is a great option for anyone visiting the JMAC for an exhibition or event. CLICK HERE/ for booking!
The Jean McDonough Arts Center has been made possible by the generosity of
and the following partners and funders, to whom we extend our heartfelt thanks for their dedication to creative community development:
Bank of America • Bradley Higgins Foundation • City of Worcester • Fletcher Foundation • Francis A. + Jacquelyn H. Harrington Foundation • Fred Harris Daniels Foundation • George F. + Sybil H. Fuller Foundation • George I. Alden Charitable Trust • Hoche-Scofield Foundation • Jeanne Y. Curtis Foundation • Massachusetts Cultural Council • Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund • Massachusetts Housing Investment Corporation • Mildred H. McEvoy Foundation • Ruth H. + Warren A. Ellsworth Foundation • Stoddard Charitable Trust • TD Bank Charitable Foundation • William J. McKee Charitable Foundation