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.
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Having just completed a run in Oona O'Leary's Please Go Gentle Into That GoodNight at the Actors Theatre of Manhattan, Roger Hendricks Simon,with Blue Horse Director Lora Lee Ecobelli, brings Bard back to AotL. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8VNZIHdilziEbYC5MoJ-ymwYPnRHRZKG Now an annual event, Bard is scenes, stories and music from plays of the world's greatest playwright woven into an evening that develops anew each time - a theatrical collage. Seeing the performers from the Simon Studio and Ms. Ecobelli's classes for the first time two years ago, Kent Highway Superintendent Richard Othmer, who participated as "Bottom" in Midsummer Night's Dream, declaimed "These actors are serious."