Executive Director, Shakespeare at Notre Dame
B.A. in Theatre and Drama from Indiana University Bloomington
Areas of specialization: Theatre performance, production, and administration
Classes: Acting Process
Scott Jackson is the Executive Director of Shakespeare at Notre Dame. In this position he provides executive oversight for the many Shakespeare-related programs housed at the University of Notre Dame, with a particular focus on engaging our local community through the works of William Shakespeare.
Previously Scott served as the Executive Director for the Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre in Fairbanks, Alaska, where he produced and performed in outdoor Shakespeare productions staged under the midnight sun at venues throughout Alaska, and presented internationally for audiences around the globe (most notably at the VIII World Shakespeare Congress in Brisbane, Australia, and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland). He holds a BA in Theatre from Indiana University/Bloomington, as well as intensive study in acting at the London Centre for Theatre Studies. Major roles include Billy Bibbit in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Hal in Proof, Sid in Waiting for Lefty, the title role in Tartuffe, Eric in In the Boom Boom Room, and Claude in the musical Hair. Selected credits in Shakespeare include Bassanio in the Merchant of Venice, Pericles in Pericles, Buckingham in Richard III, Antigonus in The Winter's Tale, Horatio in Hamlet, Don John in Much Ado about Nothing, and the Dauphin in Henry V. Since relocating to South Bend in 2007 he has been seen as Lee in the South Bend Civic production of True West, Touchstone in the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival's production of As You Like It, as well as Guy Montag in Fahrenheit 451 and Nick in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf at New World Arts. His most recent directing credits include Peter Sinn Nachtrieb's Boom at New World Arts, David Rabe's Sticks and Bones at South Bend Civic, and a "virtual" staging of David Henry Hwang's The Sound of a Voice in the Discovery Lab of the the Arctic Research Supercomputing Center at the University of Alaska/ Fairbanks.
Scott also serves as the Treasurer of the Shakespeare Theatre Association, and is currently teaching Shakespeare in performance at the Westville Correctional Center in Westville, Indiana.