Jason Comerford

Audience Development Manager


Jason Comerford arrived at Notre Dame after a 15-year career in advertising, working as a creative copywriter for agencies including Erwin Penland (now EP+Co, Greenville, SC) and Sullivan Higdon & Sink (now Signal Theory, Wichita, KS). He is responsible for Shakespeare at Notre Dame's marketing and PR efforts, including web, social & print marketing for the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival, Actors From The London Stage, and various other events and initiatives under the Shakespeare at Notre Dame umbrella. He was a longtime stage manager for the Upstate Shakespeare Festival in Greenville, SC, where he stage-managed multiple productions including OthelloThe Merchant of VeniceTwelfth NightAs You Like ItHenry IV Part 1, and Richard III. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, and has written prolifically for newspapers (Centre Daily Times, State College, PA), magazines (Film Score Monthly, Los Angeles, CA), and record labels (Howlin’ Wolf Records, Raleigh, NC).