Jason Ferguson began his career creating theatre before expanding into other forms of storytelling that blur the lines between traditional and innovative: theatre in underground tunnels, commercials filmed in real-time, products launched with a video game, narrative films shot in 360, or music videos made only of GIFs.
As an award-winning copywriter and creative director whose work The Verge called "subtle, enigmatic, and really tasteful", Ferguson has worked with brands such as Facebook, Google, Samsung, Squarespace, and Snapchat.
Ferguson first gained recognition in theatre with his critically acclaimed 2011 immersive production of Ragtime that was nominated for eight awards and was named a Time Out 'Best of 2011'. He worked on Broadway (Movin' Out, The Odd Couple, Mark Twain Tonight) before seven years in London on shows ranging from large West End musicals to an immersive Punchdrunk production set in the abandoned tunnels beneath Waterloo Station.
His recent article 'Virtual Reality Has a Storytelling Problem and Theater Will Save It' received half a million views and was endorsed by tech evangelist Robert Scoble. His short stories have been recognized by Glimmer Train (two-time finalist) and Newtown Literary (reading).
Ferguson is a board member for off-Broadway theatre company Clubbed Thumb, and is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild. He attended New York University. He was born in Tampa and lives in New York City.
2017 HuffPo 'This Is the Army': Review
2017 Forbes: WWII Musical Revived Tonight
2017 Co.Design: Prepare For a New Kind of Ad
2017 VR Focus: Film Part of Google Program
2017 Google Film to Feature Life Pinoy Seaman
2017 Google: Sharing Our First Round VR Creators
2016 The Stage: London's fringe precarious as ever
2015 Samsung Teaser Uncharacteristically Well Done
2015 Fader: SOPHIE produced song soundtracks ad
2014 Wall Street Journal: iPhone Barrage of Mockery
2014 Daily Mail: Not One But SIX Parody Ads
2014 CNET: Apple's Genius? Hah, says Samsung
2013 The Case for Playhouse Support
2013 WYCW: 'Deathtrap' at Flat Rock Playhouse
2012 National Geographic: Google Science Fair
2012 Scientific American: Winners Tackle Cancer
2012 CNN: Google Honors Young Scientists
2012 Wired: Bigger and Better Than Before
2012 TIME: Life Changers, Science Fair Winners
2011 Ragtime Re-Imagined
2011 BroadwayWorld UK: 'Ragtime' Review
2011 Playbill: Photo Call - Ragtime at Landor
2017 Google Jump Start, Inaugural Class
2017 Newsday Critic's Pick
2017 Snapchat Awards, Grand Prix
2016 WNW Magazine 'Profile of the Week'
2016 Shorty Awards, Winner
2015 Shorty Awards, Finalist
2015 Shorty Awards, Gold
2015 Addy Awards, Silver
2014 Glimmer Train literary magazine, Finalist
2012 Glimmer Train literary magazine, Finalist
2012 Offie Awards, Winner
2012 Offie Awards, Nominee
2011 Time Out, Best of 2011
2011 WhatsOnStage Awards, Nominee
2011 BroadwayWorld UK Awards, Nominee
Brand / Agency Projects
Copywriting / Creative Directing
Innovation: AR, VR, AI, bots, etc.
Theatre / Arts