You are cordially invited to Bard @ the Bar in honor of William Shakespeare's 450th birthday and THE SIMON STUDIO'S 36th. anniversary (Directed by Roger Hendricks Simon (NY Shakespeare Festival, London's Royal Court Theatre, Yale Rep))
This annual SIMON STUDIO celebration event is an environmental performance collage - scenes, songs, music and dance by William Shakespeare, featuring current studio members, alumni & special guests from The Players Club, film, Broadway and London stage worlds.
Off-Off Broadway Review: "... an impressive group of scenes, using every inch of the expansive room, as well as audience members, as part of the ambiance... a ‘60’s style street theatre environment, (where) audience members wandered in and out and photographers documented the performance. Strict homage was paid to the Bard’s language, with vivid, highly physicalized portrayals by all. Actors of all shapes, sizes and ages were encouraged to share their talents, eschewing the youth-oriented look of many recent Shakespearean productions. Director Roger Hendricks Simon is to be congratulated for his dedication to the inclusion of all types of talented actors, and the large, enthusiastic crowd obviously agreed."
Roger was a founding member at Yale Repertory Theatre in the 60's and instead of going "west" to Hollywood, which would have been commercially profitable, he went to England! At Yale, he had the extraordinary opportunity to listen to amazingly vibrant directors Stella Adler, Bobby Lewis, Jonathan Miller, to experience theatre companies like the Living Theatre, the Open Theatre, actors from the Royal Shakespeare Company, who came to perform. When he was invited to teach in London for a summer, He leapt at it and directed a play by Megan Terry called Keep Tightly Closed in a Cool Dry Place. When flags were used as bed spreads we were promptly arrested. England still had a censor in 1967. But all of a sudden Roger was invited to direct throughout Europe, principally the Royal Court Theatre (London), State Theatres in Denmark, Nancy Festival, Du Monde, at the Abbey Theatre and Edinburgh Festival. The world became much smaller. The Simon Studio is a direct result of his years directing. Actors don't have to create in a room all by themselves, directors, and writers should be there too. The Arts should be a common language, an inter-action.
ALL YOU GET AT THE SIMON STUDIO IS... ROGER HENDRICKS SIMON - THAT'S ALL! WHY SETTLE FOR A SECOND OR THIRD GENERATION DISCIPLE OF MEISNER, STRASBERG OR ADLER? FIND OUT WHY FOR 35 YEARS THE AWARD WINNING MR. SIMON AND HIS STUDIO HAVE BEEN THE MOST UNIQUE THEATRE ON CAMERA FILM TRAINING AND PRODUCTION EXPERIENCE IN NYC AND INTERNATIONALLY - PRIVATE COACHING AND ON GOING PROFESSIONAL GROUP LAB IS AVAILABLE FOR FOR ACTORS,WRITERS + DIRECTORS IN NYC AND INTERNATIONALLY. SPECIAL $20.00 Audit! Simon Says Call 212-841-0204