Roger Hendricks Simon

A graduate and founding member of Robert Brustein's Yale Repertory Company, Roger Hendricks Simon went on to direct and act for Joe Papp's N.Y. Shakespeare Festival, London's Royal Court Theatre, Dublin's Abbey Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Lincoln Center, Edinburgh Festival, Brooklyn Academy of Music, L.A. Theatre Center, La Mama, the Roundabout, O'Neill Playwrights Conference, Folger Shakespeare Group, Great Lakes Theatre Festival, PBS, Metromedia and BBC TV and National Public Radio.
Elected to Notable Names in American Theatre, Mr. Simon has directed London, New York and international festival premieres by Tennessee Williams, Sam Shepard, David Hare, Michael Weller, and William Saroyan. He has directed John Lithgow, John Travolta, James Earl Jones, James Woods, and Dick Shawn, to name but a few. Mr. Simon is the Founding Artistic Director for both The Simon Studio (now in its 19th year) in N.Y.C., and the L.A. Theatre Center Classical Theatre Lab. He has directed plays and taught all aspects of communications in India, Pakistan, Iran, Nigeria, South Africa, and throughout Europe for the U.S.I.A. and U.S. State Department. In the United States he has taught at UCLA, Columbia University, Yale University and Brooklyn College. Mr. Simon was recently awarded an NEA grant as Producing Director of National Public Radio's Simon Studio Presents, and just recently adapted and directed Stig Dalayer's I Count the Hours at La Mama in N.Y.C. and for Danish and American television.

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