Working on behalf of the Jean Cocteau Repertory Theatre and the Pearl Theatre Company, Joanne Comerford is the author of more than one dozen theatre study guides, which include: Iphigenia at Aulis, Hamlet, Miss Julie, School for Scandal, Candida, John Gabriel Borkman, The Seagull, Gaslight, Richard II, The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Miser and Mirandolina.

Joanne has also worked as a teaching artists for the Theatre Development Fund, and administered a year-long NYSCA grant dedicated to bringing residents of neighborhoods, which traditionally would not have access to theatre or theatre education, to see live performances.

In 1995, Joanne founded The Grace Project, a collective of artists dedicated to working with homeless individuals to help them tell their story to the wider community through vehicles such as song, poetry or theatre.

After completing her M.S.W. in Community Organizing at Hunter College School of Social Work in 1999, Joanne moved to Northampton, Massachusetts to direct the Western Massachusetts office of the American Friends Service Committee.

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