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SEPTEMBER 1, 2018

Artistic Director Roger Hendricks Simon of The Simon Studio celebrates his 40th Anniversary by teaching a free seminar at Actors Pro Expo September 8th at the Radisson Hotel Martinique Greeley Room.

BOOK YOUR SPOT NOW THROUGH THE LINK: 

https://www.actorsproexpo.com/seminars/on-camera-audition-technique-with-monologues-and-scenes-with-roger-hendricks-simon-of-the-simon-studio

You are also welcome to come by our Simon Studio table before and after between 10 am and 5 pm.

SEE YOU THERE!!

 

July 17, 2018

RECENT REVIEWS AND ARTICLES ABOUT THE SIMON STUDIO

Please check out the latest reviews and articles about Roger H. Simon and The Simon Studio!

https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Celebrating-40-Years-Of-The-Simon-Studio-20180320

http://stagebuddy.com/reviews/review-simon-studio-performance-lab

https://stagebuddy.com/theater/theater-review/review-bard-bar

https://stagebuddy.com/theater/theater-review/review-marginalia

https://stagebuddy.com/theater/theater-review/review-please-go-gentle-good-night

http://stagevoices.com/2018/03/10/roger-hendricks-simon-celebrating-40-years-of-the-simon-studio-part-1/

June 10, 2018

TRYOUTS for SHAKESPEARE LAB w/"BARD AT THE BAR" SHOWCASE at THE PLAYERS CLUB 

CELEBRATING THE SIMON STUDIO'S 40TH ANNIVERSARY!

DIRECTED BY ROGER HENDRICKS SIMON: Director/coach: NY Shakespeare Fest, Yale Rep, London's Royal Court Theatre, John Lithgow, James Earl Jones, John Trovolta, Tovah Feldshuh, James Woods, Samuel L. Jackson, etc.

ASSOCIATE DIRECTORS: Eddie Lew, Mildred Purdy, Jack Cornwell, Robert S. Gregory, Vincent Scott

Designed for both beginners and veterans with Shakespeare, actors are invited to do a $20 participating audit with an in-progress Shakespeare speech in a Simon Studio On Camera Professional Lab session at the Drama Book Shop Theatre, 250 W. 40 St on the following dates and times:

Wed., June 13, 6 - 9:30 pm

or Sat., June 16, 3:30 - 6:30 pm

or Wed., June 20, 6 - 9:30 pm

SELECT ONE TRYOUT DATE (EARLIER DATE PREFERRED IF POSSIBLE) AND CONTACT US ASAP

FOR APPOINTMENTS: 917-776-9209 or rhsstudio@gmail.com
 

VERY LIMITED OPENINGS

For those then selected - 

Follow-up Wed. eve and Sat. pm Lab class sessions will be offered in June and over the summer to explore Shakespeare w/contemporary work, and develop BARD AT THE BAR and other showcases for industry and public. 

Tuition: $250.

BARD AT THE BAR!

Directed by Roger Hendricks Simon

FRIDAY, JUNE 29th., 8 P.M.
@ THE PLAYERS CLUB

16 Gramercy Park South New York, NY

And Consideration for special AGENT/CASTING DIRECTOR Events in the summer/fall.

BARD AT THE BAR is an environmental performance collage of Shakespeare's speeches, scenes, songs, music and dance featuring current studio members, alumni & special guests from film, Broadway and London stage worlds.

From STAGE BUDDY review:

"Mr. Simon and his team's years of work have made The Simon Studio the most reputable studio in the business. The talented nd famed SIMON STUDIO provides a performance of the work of the Bard to which all future shows must Measure For Measure."


From OOBR-The Off Off Broadway Review:  
"...... a ‘60’s style street theatre environment where strict homage was paid to the Bard’s language with vivid, highly physicalized portrayals by all. Director Roger Hendrick Simon is to be congratulated or his dedication to the inclusion of ll types of talented actors, and the large, enthusiastic crowd bviously agreed."
  

Roger Hendricks Simon

917-776-9209 

http://www.thesimonstudio.com

My Acting Reel:

https://youtu.be/keerHTy4beo

Preview YouTube video ROGER HENDRICKS SIMON ACTOR DEMO REEL

ROGER HENDRICKS SIMON ACTOR DEMO REEL

June 8, 2018

NOTICE: There will be no class tomorrow, June 9. Our regular schedule resumes next week, Wednesday from 6-9:30 and Saturday from 3:30-6:30.

June 5, 2018

Writers/Directors: click this button to jump to "Training"


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Actors, Writers and Directors in Lab class with Artistic Director Roger H. Simon. Classes are held at The Simon Studio every Wednesday at 6 PM and Saturday at 3:30 PM. To audit/see if you qualify please call 917.776.9209 or email RHSStudio@gmail.com

About Roger H. Simon

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, Juilliard Opera, 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, John Guare, Terrence McNally, Lanford Wilson, Israel Horowitz, Jean-Claude van Itallie, Megan Terry and William Saroyan. He has directed John Lithgow, John Travolta, James Earl Jones, James Woods, Tovah Feldshuh, Samuel L. Jackson, Dick Shawn and Judith Ivey 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, N.Y.U., Juilliard, Brooklyn College. Roger is the founding artistic director for both The Simon Studio (since 1978) in New York City and the Los Angeles Theatre Center Classical Theatre Lab (since 1990). Roger was awarded an NEA grant as producing director of National Public Radio’s Simon Studio Presents (also on XM Sirius cable radio and Time Warner Public Access TV). As an actor he recently played a role based on Hank Greenberg of AIG in Oliver Stone's WALL STREET2 opposite Michael Douglas and played the lead roles in the critically acclaimed indie feature THE SUBLET, in the film short JIMMY'S CAFE (Newport Beach Film Festival) and currently co-produces, directs and acts in THE SIMON STUDIO and Sarah Levine Simon's musical webseries BREAD TODAY!


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ROGER HENDRICKS SIMON Celebrates the 40th. Anniversary of his SIMON STUDIO.  YOUR ARE INVITED to our OPEN HOUSEthis SATURDAY, FEB. 17, 3:30 - 6:30 pm
Featuring new lab work and Mr. Simon interviewing Broadway Producer Doug Denoff (LATINO HISTORY FOR MORONS and the upcoming PRETTY WOMAN) The Drama Book Shop Theatre's Arthur Seelen Theatre, 250 W. 40 St.
PLEASE RSVP For reservations and further info: rhsstudio@gmail.com or 917.776.9209 SimonAndThompsonEntertainment.com

ROGER HENDRICKS SIMON Celebrates the 40th. Anniversary of his SIMON STUDIO. SEE OUR NEW POSTER in link below and YOUR ARE INVITED to our this SATURDAY, FEB. 17, 2018 from 3:30 - 6:30 pm
Featuring new lab work and Mr. Simon interviewing Broadw
YOUR ARE INVITED to our this SATURDAY, FEB. 17, 2018 from 3:30 - 6:30 pm
Featuring new lab work and Mr. Simon interviewing Broadway Producer Doug Denoff (LATINO HISTORY FOR MORONS and the upcoming PRETTY WOMAN). PLEASE RSVP For reservations and further info: rhsstudio@gmail.com or 917.776.9209 SimonAndThompsonEntertainment.com

 

 Theatre Festival of the Spoken Word

Theatre Festival of the Spoken Word

February 2018

James Leaf

The studio lost a valued member this year and we'd like to memorialize some of his work here. R.I.P.