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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CREDITS:NY SHAKESPEARE FEST.YALE REPLONDON'S ROYAL COURT,NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIOFRINGE THEATRE FESTIVALJUILLIARD OPERA DIRECTOR and or COACH FOR: JOHN LITHGOW, JOHN TRAVOLTA, JAMES EARL JONES, SAMUEL L JACKSON, JAMES WOODS, BiBi Anderson, (from Igmar Bergman Films) A graduate and founding member of Robert Brustein's Yale Repertory Company, Roger went on to direct and act for Joe Papp's New York Shakespeare Festival, and also London's Royal Court Theatre, Dublin's Abbey Theatre, Edinburgh Festival, Lincoln Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, La Mama, Roundabout, Los Angeles Theatre Center, the Williamstown Theatre Festival, 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, Roger has directed in 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. Roger 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, Juilliard and Brooklyn College. Roger is the founding artistic director for both The Simon Studio (for three decades) in New York City and the Los Angeles Theatre Center Classical Theatre Lab.
ROGER HENDRICKS SIMON Height: 5 ft. 8 inches Hair: gray Weight: 130 lbs. Eyes: Brown 212-841-0204 S/917-776-9209 SimonStudio.com FILM and TV: SAG eligible YouTube.com/RogerHendricksSimonYouTube.com/SimonStudioPresents WALL STREET, MONEY NEVER SLEEPS – role of Bernie Jacobs (opposite Michael Douglas, Josh Brolin, Carey Mulligan, Shia LaBoef) - Oliver Stone, director/20th. C. Fox THE SUBLET – role: Walter (lead) – Georgiana Nestor, dir/producer - No Logik Productions (Nologikfilms.com for trailer and photos) – winner of Best Feature, Best Comedy and Audience Choice awards at N.C., Fla., Ca. international film festivals. JIMMY’S CAFÉ – role: Jimmy – Dan Simon, dir – selection: Newport Beach Film Festival, Poughkeepsie Film Festival/Time Warner Cable TV THE ADVENTURES OF PAUL and MARIAN – featured role – Jay Stern, director (indie feature to be released in 2012) THEATRE: AEA CLASSICAL THEATRE OF HARLEM: ‘The Crazy Locomotive” - role of Guster – Chris McElroen, dir - nominated for Audelco award HALF MOON and Over the Pond, Poughkeepsie Theatre Co.: “Moon For The Misbegotten”– role of Paddy – June Prager, dir. and Mark Twain/David Ives’ IS HE DEAD workshop – role of Andre – Paul Kassel, dir. MIDTOWN INTERNATIONAL THEATRE FESTIVAL: Samuel Beckett’s “A Piece Of Monologue” - lead role of Speaker – Tim O’Leary, dir. NY SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL: featured and lead roles in “Volpone” (w/Roscoe Lee Brown), Terrence McNally’s “Botticelli”(w/Cleavon Little), Lanford Wilson’s “Wandering”and John Guare’s “Loveliest PM of the Year” (w/Penny Fuller), Phillip H. Dean’s A BLACK NOEL YALE REP (founding member): featured and lead roles in Wm. Bolsom and Arnold Weinstein’s “Dynamite Tonite” (w/Linda Lavin, Alvin Epstein) – Paul Sills, dir., Joseph Heller’s “We Bombed in New Haven” (w/Stacy Keach, Ron Leibman, Estelle Parsons, Ken Howard) – Larry Arrick, dir., “Tis Pity She’s A Whore”(w/Kathleen Widdoes, Paul Mann. Anthony Holland) – Kenneth Haigh, dir. ROYAL COURT THEATRE, London/ABBEY THEATRE, Dublin/EDINBURGH and NANCY (France) Festivals: Sam Shepard’s “La Turista” (w/John Lithgow) – role: Kent, M. Terry’s Keep Tightly Closed WILLIAMSTOWN THEATRE FESTIVAL: featured and lead roles in “Three Sisters” (w/Frank Langella) – Nikos Psacharopoulas, dir., Peter Shaffer’s “Private Eye and Public Ear” - Keith Fowler,dir. ACTORS STUDIO: “Cabal of Hypocrites” – role of Charletan – (w/David Margulies) SYMPHONY SPACE: O’Casey’s “Shadow Of A Gunman” (w/Steve Lang, Christine Baranski) – role of Tommy Owens, “Bloomsday On Broadway” (w/Marian Seldes, Fritz Weaver) – Isaih Sheffer, dir. TRAINING: Yale Drama School, MFA (Robert Brustein. Dean), Actors Studio, NYU Int’l. TV Workshop