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SAM SHEPARD ​NYC Festival

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(SAM SHEPARD ​LAB WITH SHOWCASE) Artistic Director ROGER HENDRICKS SIMON ​announce​s​ a new On Camera Professional Lab and Showcase for​​ ​ Fall 2017 (​Sept./Oct.)​​ ​ honoring ​the ​work ​ ​of​​ ​ the recently deceased celebrated writer SAM SHEPARD. AUDIT AUDITIONS NOW and discover the best on camera theatre and film lab in NYC! A unique mix of selected actors, directors, writers, agent/casting personnel for theatre and on camera film training and showcase of developing new work and Shakespeare since 1978!
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Mr. Simon (director/coach: John Travolta, James Earl Jones, John Lithgow, Tovah Feldshuh, Samuel L. Jackson, James Woods, N.Y. Shakespeare Festival, Yale Rep, London's Royal Court Theatre) will direct and teach the Lab. Associate guest and resident directors include Eddie Lew​ ​ (Provincetown Phoenix)​, Robert S. Gregory (N.J. Shakespeare Festival), Jack Cornwell (Samuel French Short Play Festival), Vincent Scott (Abingdon Theatre) and Mildred Purdy (National Public Radio). ​Upcoming Fall ​Showcase events for public and industry will include ​SHEPARDING SAM, ​Agent/Casting Director​ ​ and Industry ​Nights and the studio's annual critically acclaimed Shakespeare BARD AT THE LAKE. In 2017 ...THE SIMON STUDIO's ​On Camera Professional Lab has already developed and produced a sold out critically acclaimed world premier production - THE DRESSMAKER'S SECRET ​at ​59E59 Theatre (mini Off Broadway contract) and the studio's annual Shakespeare BARD AT THE BAR at ​thehistoric Players Club in June. LIMITED OPENINGS FOR ​AUDIT/AUDITIONS OF​ ​NEW ​ACTORS, WRITERS AND DIRECTORS: Candidates will be considered for Lab cl​ass​ ​​workshop residencies: ​Lab fees for those selected. Call 917-776-9209 or rhsstudio@gmail.com to make an appointment to ​do an audit/​ audition ​($20. audit fee includes a copy of your on camera work) ​ on one of the following dates: Saturday, September 16: 3:30 - 6:30 pm Saturday, September 23: 3:30 - 6:30 pm Wednesday, September 27: 6 - 9:30 pm All auditions are by ​​ working on a Shepard, contemporary or classical monologue live and on camera with Mr. Simon in his​ ​ On Camera Professional Lab at the Arthur Seelen Theatre of the Drama Book Shop, 250 W. 40 St., NYC 10016

#Shakespeare #BARDATTHEBAR

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You are cordially invited to
Bard @ the Bar

in honor of William Shakespeare and
THE SIMON STUDIO's 39th Anniversary
Directed by
Roger Hendricks Simon
Friday, June 30th 2017, 8:00 P.M.
THE PLAYERS CLUB
16 Gramercy Park South, New York, NY
(Business casual attire required to enter the club.)
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This annual SIMON STUDIO celebration event is an environmental performance collage -
scenes, songs, music and dance from plays by William Shakespeare,
featuring current studio members, alumni & special guests
from The Players Club, film, Broadway and London stage worlds.
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"... 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."
- Off-Off Broadway Review

Admission by donation -
$10.00 suggested for
The John Palmore/Frank DePasquale Scholarship Fund
For further information and reservations
Please RSVP at 917-776-9209
or rhsstudio@gmail.com
www.simonstudio.com

THEATER REVIEW of Simon Studio Performance Lab

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L to R: Robert S. Gregory as Lear and Roger H. Simon as the Fool in the KING LEAR segment.
THEATER REVIEW - Stage Buddy
Simon Studio Performance Lab
Posted 12/19/2016
L to R: Robert S. Gregory as Lear and Roger H. Simon as the Fool in the KING LEAR segment
The renowned and industry-respected actor and teacher, Roger Hendricks Simon, brings the best of his students to the stage in his regular Simon Studio Performance Lab events.
The evening featured excerpts of scenes from Shakespeare’s King Lear, Othello, and Romeo and Juliet, as well as Clifford Odets' Golden Boy, John Patrick Shanley’s Doubt, Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot. and Christopher Hampton’s Total Eclipse.
Some of Mr. Simon’s famous alumni include John Lithgow, Samuel L. Jackson, John Travolta, James Earl Jones, and James Woods, and Mr. Simon is deserving of every accolade ever received with the proof being in the naturalistic performances by his actors. They each possessed a very clear relationship awareness, which is no doubt is a result of Mr. Simon’s astute training. The students had a masterful grasp and very real understanding of the texts they were working with. They each brought their natural selves to the being of the character they were portraying with their own up-to-date mannerisms and reactions thus making the experience not only enjoyable, but accessible for an audience who might otherwise feel uncomfortable with the likes of Shakespeare.
There were many stand-out performances. Robert S. Gregory as King Lear was flawless, completely embodying the role of the king, both in his power-hungry moments, and later when Lear unravels into madness.
An excerpt from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet between the Nurse (Suzanne DuCharme) and Juliet (Nasreen Rahman) was a delight to watch with both actresses capturing the true essence of Shakespeare’s intention for this scene giving realistic performances.
New works performed included CJ Gelfand's Assault and Battery Park, a heartwarming story about an unlikely friendship between an older New York-born-and-raised white woman (played by Gelfand) and a young black man (played by Adrain Washington) who is struggling to pay his rent. The play takes place in Battery Park as the two neighbors discuss the shocking murder of their landlord. Gelfand also directs this very relatable and commercially viable play.
Orlando Dances by Peter Casanave begins with the spirit of a dead transvestite dancer, Orlando (played with magnetic perfection by Adrain Washington), reflecting on his own death, and then transitions into the difficult situation and the complicated after effects of the women he left behind. Casanave’s writing is sublime and director Vincent Scott manages to create an easily accepted state between reality and fantasy.
The acting is on par with the best of any off-Broadway production and is a wonderful opportunity to see excerpts of both classical and modern plays, as well as original offerings, performed in a casual environment that is both entertaining and intoxicating, and where “art” is the true star. Anyone wishing to hone their craft, or continue to nurture their acting skills, or are just simply in need of watching the highest level of acting the way it’s supposed to be done, should make every effort to attend these regular Performance Lab production events at Simon Studio.
For more information visit: www.simonstudio.com

TENNESSEE WILLIAMS BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION WORKSHOP and PERFORMANCE

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GLASS MENAGERIE, SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH and NIGHT OF THE IGUANA

Since 1978

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The Simon Studio Philosophy for Actors, Writers, Directors, Artists and Thinkers for Training and Production (Since 1978) (Theatre and On Camera) WHERE THE CLASSICAL MEETS THE CONTEMPORARY!, (AUDIT)Call 212 841 0204 ($20_Special w/ FACEBOOK RSVP Regular Price $75), 250 w. 40 st.. Biography: (Coached/Trained/Director of:James Earl Jones, James Woods, John Lithgow, John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson), Yale Rep, NY Shakespeare Fest, Royal Court, Simon Studio Presents: the Tennessee Williams, Festival, and Shakespeare's Bard @ The Bar Putting contemporary writers side be side with the classics, as well as actors with directors. The best training to help the artist grow is one night you're doing Pinter, or Williams, the next Shakespeare. New works loosens the language of the classics. The continual work on the classics also gives you a discipline and through that respect, it reinforces your respect in contemporary works.

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
The Simon Studio Philosophy for Actors, Writers, Directors, Artists and Thinkers for Training and Production (Since 1978) (Theatre and On Camera) WHY SETTLE FOR a 2nd or 3rd GENERATION DISCIPLE OF MEISNER, STRASSBERG OR ADLER? 212 841 0204 The ($20_Special w/FACEBOOK RSVP Regular Price $75), WHERE THE CLASSICAL MEETS THE CONTEMPORARY!, The 30 years of experience, Actorfest, ADLER, Arthur Miller, AUDIT, The AUDITION, Backstage, The Bard at the Bar, The Biography, The Bread, The Chekhov, The Cinema, The Cooking, The Einstein, The Event, The FALL RISING, The food, James Earl Jones, James Woods, John Lithgow, John Travolta, The LAB CLASSES,The MEISNER, The Mozart, The Music, The NY Shakespeare Fest, The Open House, The Opera,The Pasta, The Portrait, The Poughkeepsie, The Radio Drama, The Resume, The Role Play, The Royal Court, Samuel L. Jackson, Shakespeare, Simon Studio Presents, The STRASBERG, The Struddel, The TENNESSEE WILLIAMS BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION WORKSHOP and PERFORMANCE... , ... Where ... Contemporary Meets ... Classical, ... WinterFest, ... The Yale Rep (PLUS)

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