The Simon Studio

The Simon Studio @ Arthur Seleen Theatre at the Drama Book Shop http://www.thesimonstudio.com Acting School in New York City Where the Classical Meets The Contemporary for Actors, Directors and Writers since 1978 Film/TV/Theatre Actor/Director and Coach for John Lithgow, James Earl Jones, Samuel L.
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Jackson, Tovah Feldshuh, Bibi Andersson and James Woods, Oliver Stone, Yale Rep, NY Shakespeare Festival, London's Royal Court Theatre

Mission: ACTING

Operating as usual

10/06/2020

Roger Hendricks Simon' wins Best Actor Award for the currently screening feature film
LOVE IN KILNERRY - now screening virtually Oct. 2-11 at Newport Beach Film Festival!
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Dear Friends,
I'm happy to announce that one of my newest feature films - the fun loving off beat comedy LOVE IN KILNERRY - is now screening virtually at the Newport Beach Film Festival

For this feature film I was recently awarded the
2020 INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
as part of a really great ensemble cast.

You can screen it at your convenience anytime between Oct. 2 and 11 by just clicking the link below. That brings up the festival website.
Then write in "Love in Kilnerry" where it says SEARCH and the film will come up with a photo of
our nude bike rider (no, folks, happily we don't all go nude in this film!)

I'm very proud that our film has previously won many awards including BEST FEATURE at numerous international film festivals
I hope you now get to see and enjoy it.
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Roger

THIS MON. SEPT. 14 AT @actorsproexpo DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR MR. SIMON'S SEMINAR ON TAKING DIRECTION AT AUDITIONS 1:...
09/13/2020

THIS MON. SEPT. 14 AT @actorsproexpo
DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR MR. SIMON'S SEMINAR ON
TAKING DIRECTION AT AUDITIONS 1:30 - 2:30 PM

Always proud of @thesimonstudio protégé @atoessandoh launching September 4 on @netfix in ALL SYSTEMS GO.Email me at: rhs...
09/01/2020

Always proud of @thesimonstudio protégé @atoessandoh launching September 4 on @netfix in ALL SYSTEMS GO.

Email me at: [email protected] to Join us for fall classes starting this week!
As well as a complimentary demonstration talk on HOW TO TAKE DIRECTION DURING A FILM AND THEATRE AUDITION for Actors Pro Expo Xx Roger
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#actor #actorslife🎬 #actingclasses #film #netflixshows

Please join me for my demo and talk on Taking Direction in Auditions at ACTORS PRO EXPO Monday, September 14 at 1:30 pm....
08/28/2020
Actors Pro Expo Virtual Agenda

Please join me for my demo and talk on Taking Direction in Auditions at ACTORS PRO EXPO Monday, September 14 at 1:30 pm. Look forward to seeing you there! https://whova.com/embedded/speaker/actor_202007/11734587/

Actors Pro Expo is very excited to be hosting it’s first ever virtual event! Today you'll get the chance to network with each other and connect with services that provide support and resource...

Come join me at this year's first Virtual Actors Pro ExpoMonday, Sept. 14 at 1:30 pm sign up for my FREE demonstration t...
08/27/2020

Come join me at this year's first Virtual Actors Pro Expo
Monday, Sept. 14 at 1:30 pm sign up for my FREE demonstration talk on HOW TO TAKE DIRECTION DURING A FILM AND THEATRE AUDITION. Sign up by going to "Seminars" after first going to ActorProExpo.com. See you then!
best, Roger

08/25/2020
Roger Hendricks Simon on Cold Reading Audition Technique

Hope you're enjoying the rest of summer!
In the below link I share some recent thoughts on
COLD READING AUDITION TECHNIQUE.

Take a Free Audit now for fall consideration:
Thursday, August 27: 5 - 8 pm
or
Thursday, September 3: 5 - 8 pm

Entering our 43rd. year, my award winning
SIMON STUDIO On Camera Professional Lab class with upcoming showcases, Agent/Casting Director events and my Private coachings are currently on Zoom

LIMITED OPENINGS: Please contact me asap for an audit appointment and to receive the link to enter the Lab.
Hope to hear from you soon.
best,
Roger

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwWbqZakRrQ

http://www.simonstudio.com 212.841.0204 Roger Hendricks Simon talks a little about cold reading audition technique.

08/14/2020
The Simon Studio

Backstage still in costume as Drosselmeyer after last December's final Chicago area NUTCRACKER performance. Here I am with beautiful Elena as my Sugar Plum Fairy!

Artistic director Roger H. Simon totally hit it off in his Performances with the beautiful Sugar Plum Fairy Elina Miettinen this past weekend in Chicago!

We had a wonderful OTHELLO presentation on Zoom today hosted by THE SIMON STUDIO!!! Mr. Simon directed a LIVE in progres...
08/01/2020

We had a wonderful OTHELLO presentation on Zoom today hosted by THE SIMON STUDIO!!!


Mr. Simon directed a LIVE in progress rehearsal reading featuring long time Simon Studio Associate Artist CHARLES TURNER (Broadway's LITTLE FOXES, Yale Rep,
N.Y. Shakespeare Festival) as the Moor and current Simon Studio Professional Lab actors.

PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR MORE FUTURE EVENTS!

Congratulations to Simon Studio Alumni Alexandre Hammoudi on an exciting career ! & cheers to your new adventures. ### R...
07/05/2020

Congratulations to Simon Studio Alumni Alexandre Hammoudi on an exciting career ! & cheers to your new adventures. ### Roger
📸 @skylarbrandt #ballet #retirement #newbegining

ROGER HENDRICKS SIMON and THE SIMON STUDIO's ACTORS, WRITERS and DIRECTORS INVITE YOU TO A FREE OPEN HOUSE TOMORROW JUNE...
06/29/2020

ROGER HENDRICKS SIMON and THE SIMON STUDIO's ACTORS, WRITERS and DIRECTORS
INVITE YOU TO A FREE OPEN HOUSE TOMORROW JUNE 29 ON ZOOM!
MONDAY, JUNE 29th from 4-7 pm EST: a rehearsal of developing new film and theatre work -
contemporary and classical scenes in progress

PARTICIPANTS AND INVITED GUESTS SHOULD FIRST PLEASE RSVP
AND THEN ON MONDAY USE THE LINK AND ID# BELOW TO GET INTO OUR 4-7 PM OPEN HOUSE -
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j
Meeting ID: 673 808 2337

06/28/2020
The Simon Studio

ROGER HENDRICKS SIMON and THE SIMON STUDIO's ACTORS, WRITERS and DIRECTORS INVITE YOU TO THEIR FREE PROFESSIONAL LAB JUNE 29 OPEN HOUSE PRESENTATION ON ZOOM MONDAY, JUNE 29th from 4 - 7 pm: Rehearsal of developing new film and theatre contemporary and classical scenes in progress featuring Artistic Director: Roger Hendricks Simon

Associate directors: Eddie Lew, Mildred Purdy, Vincent Scott

Actors: Kendra McNulty, Fern Clausius, David Malinsky, Michael Lazarus, Tom Crockett, Omar Bakry, Chris Mayfield, Inji El Gammal, John Fennessy, Michael Brunetti, Andrew Ditusa, Kara McGee, Troy Wallace

Open House Lab Rehearsals in Progress include: Staged readings of developing new screenplay excerpts by our current resident writersTheatre scenes from Shakespeare (THE TEMPEST), Tenn Williams (STREET CAR), Chekhov (THE SEAGULL), George Farquahr (THE RECRUITING OFFICER), Henrik Ibsen (A DOLL' HOUSE) and others.

AMONG THEATRE CRITICS RECENTLY REVIEWING OUR SIMON STUDIO - NOW IN OUR 42ND. AWARD WINNING YEAR:THEATRE PIZZAZZ / STAGE BUDDY: "Mr Simon and his team's years of work have made THE SIMON STUDIO the most reputable acting studio in the business." "The acting is on a par with the best of any Off-Broadway production. 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 - a result of Mr. Simon's astute training - should attend this Lab."BROADWAY WORLD: "In Mr. Simon's Lab I was overwhelmed by the level of respect his actors had for each other's work."

LIMITED OPENINGS WITH SCHOLARSHIP AID NOW AVAILABLE) FOR ACTORS, WRITERS AND DIRECTORS FOR OUR JULY / AUGUST / FALL PROFESSIONAL LAB CLASSES AND SHOWCASE EVENTS PLEASE RSVP AND FOR FURTHER INFO TO BE CONSIDERED: [email protected] or 917-776-9209 Roger Hendricks Simon917-776-9209
http://www.thesimonstudio.com
My Acting Reel:
https://youtu.be/keerHTy4beo

The Simon Studio is an acting school for Actors, Directors, and Writers in New York City and is run by Roger Hendricks Simon.

06/18/2020
The Simon Studio

Dear Actors, Directors and Writers,
We just won a grant to provide scholarship aid for selected actors who want to continue work in our SIMON STUDIO's Professional Lab class on Zoom this summer with me.and our studio.actors, directors and writers. Would you be interested in being considered? Private or group available. Please RSVP at [email protected] and I'll set up an audit tryout for consideration. best, Roger (Hendricks Simon) - Artistic Director of THE SIMON STUDIO, director / coach for John Lithgow, John Travolta, Tovah Feldshuh, James Earl Jones, James Woods
www.thesimonstudio.com

The Simon Studio is an acting school for Actors, Directors, and Writers in New York City and is run by Roger Hendricks Simon.

THE SIMON STUDIO WINS GRANT TO OFFER SCHOLARSHIP THIS SUMMER!WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT OUR SIMON STUDIO HAS BEEN AWA...
06/17/2020

THE SIMON STUDIO WINS GRANT TO OFFER SCHOLARSHIP THIS SUMMER!

WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT OUR SIMON STUDIO HAS BEEN AWARDED A SMART FAMILY FOUNDATION GRANT AND WE CAN NOW OFFER NEW SCHOLARSHIP AID FOR JUNE / JULY / AUGUST THIS SUMMER.

THOSE ACTORS, WRITERS AND DIRECTORS SELECTED FOR OUR PROFESSIONAL LAB CLASS, PRIVATE COACHING & SHOWCASE WILL PARTICIPATE AT OUR LOWEST RATES EVER !
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Roger Hendricks Simon - Artistic Director: THE SIMON STUDIO / Director/Coach for John Lithgow, James Earl Jones, James Woods, Tovah Feldshuh, Samuel L. Jackson, Yale Rep, NY Shakespeare Festival, London's Royal Court Theatre,Film/TV

PLEASE RSVP - CALL OR EMAIL US NOW FOR FURTHER INFO AT917-776-9209 or [email protected]

HERE ARE THE AVAILABLE JUNE LAB CLASS DATES AND TIMES ON ZOOM -
(ID # and password will be given out to participants before each session):
Monday, June 15 : 4 - 7 pm
Thursday 18: 4 - 7 pm
Monday, June 22: 4 - 7 pm
Thursday, June 25: 4 - 7 pm
Monday, June 29: 4 - 7 pm JULY sessions start mid July

Recent SIMON STUDIO zoom Lab classes and showcase events included a special Shakespeare Birthday BARD AT THE ZOOM presentation late April of newly developed work and showcase reading presentations of THE TEMPEST and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM - our first INTERNATIONAL LIVE PRESENTATIONS which included guest participating industry actors, directors, producers and critics participating from London, L.A., NYC and across the country. As always, our Professional Lab class combines selected actors, directors, playwright/screenwriters and industry guests for in process work and showcase events of contemporary, classical and new writing projects.Film and Theatre audition techniques and character development with monologues and scene work in progress. Both new writing and classical projects developed and showcased through readings and critiques.And actors and directors are also encouraged to try writing to try out in class whenever possible.
I very much look forward to hearing from you! Best, Roger

#actorslife #actingclass #virtualactingclass #director #producer #movieactors #theateractors #shakespeare

@ New York, New York

ROGER HENDRICKS SIMON and THE SIMON STUDIO's PROFESSIONAL LAB PRESENT SHAKESPEARE'S " A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM" - A SPE...
06/04/2020
Video Conferencing, Web Conferencing, Webinars, Screen Sharing

ROGER HENDRICKS SIMON and THE SIMON STUDIO's PROFESSIONAL LAB PRESENT SHAKESPEARE'S " A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM" - A SPECIAL REHEARSAL READING ON ZOOM - THURSDAY JUNE 4TH. - 4 - 7 pm EST
ALL GUESTS ARE WELCOME! YOUR LINK AND ID# TO ATTEND THIS LAB PRESENTATION IN PROGRESS BETWEEN 4 - 7 PM:

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j
Meeting ID: 818 3752 6070

THE SIMON STUDIO Professional Lab: Artistic Director: Roger Hendricks Simon Associate directors: Eddie Lew, Mildred Purdy, Vincent ScottFeatured Writers: Omar Bakry, Anthony Frisina and Chris MayfieldFeatured Actors: Kendra McNulty, Fern Clausius, David Malinsky, Surge, Michael Lazarus, Stephanie Pitera, Shruthi Nattanmai, Tom Crockett, Omar Bakry, Chris Mayfield

Critics have recently said this about our SIMON STUDIO, now in its 42nd award winning year:THEATRE PIZZAZZ / STAGE BUDDY:"The acting is on a par with the best of any Off-Broadway production. 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 - a result of Mr. Simon's astute training - should attend this Lab. BROADWAY WORLD: "In Mr. Simon's Lab I was overwhelmed by the level of respect his actors had for each other's work." PLEASE RSVP and also

ENQUIRE NOW ABOUT MR. SIMON'S NEXT PROFESSIONAL LAB CLASS SESSIONS and PRIVATE COACHING ON ZOOM BEGINNING JUNE 11TH. [email protected] or 917-776-9209 As always, our Lab class uniquely combines actors, directors, playwright/screenwriters and industry guests forwork on contemporary, classical and new writing projects.Film and Theatre audition and cold reading techniques and character development with monologues and scene work in progress. Both new writing and classical projects developed through readings, scene work and critiques.And all actors and directors (as well as our writers) are encouraged to also try writing for class.
I very much look forward to having you with us!###x
Roger

Roger Hendricks Simon
917-776-9209
http://www.thesimonstudio.com
My Acting Reel:
https://youtu.be/keerHTy4beo

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05/09/2020
The Simon Studio

ROGER HENDRICKS SIMON, award winning international film and theatre director/actor/teacher
is now selecting actors, writers and directors for Covid-19 partial scholarship awards toward Private Coachings
and/or his critically acclaimed SIMON STUDIO Professional Lab class with showcase.

Mr. Simon, Artistic Director of the critically acclaimed SIMON STUDIO in NYC, has directed/coached such notables as John Lithgow, James Earl Jones, Samuel L. Jackson, James Woods, Ato Essandoh, Tovah Feldshuh, NY Shakespeare Festival, Yale Rep, London's Royal Court Theatre. He just won the Platinum BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE from the International Independent Film Awards for his role in LOVE IN KILNERRY.

Critics have recently raved about Mr. Simon's SIMON STUDIO, now in its 42nd award winning year in NYC.
THEATRE PIZZAZZ / STAGE BUDDY:"The acting is on a par with the best of any Off-Broadway production. 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 - a result of Mr. Simon's astute training - should attend this Lab.
BROADWAY WORLD: "In Mr. Simon's Lab I was overwhelmed by the level of respect his actors had for each other's work."

BEGINNING THURSDAY, MAY 14th.
Mr. Simon resumes ON ZOOM
PRIVATE COACHING BY APPOINTMENT at mutually available times.
PROFESSIONAL LAB GROUP CLASS AND SHOWCASE for actors, directors, playwrights/screenwriters and industry guests
currently on Mondays and Thursdays at 4 pm.

THOSE SELECTED AWARDED SPECIAL LIMITED COVID-19 SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS: 35 - 50 % OFF REGULAR RATES:
4 week Professional Lab class package:
6 sessions for just $195. !
That's 35% off Mr. Simon's regular rate for 4 weeks ($295.)
Private Coaching at 50% off - $50. instead of $100. if already in the class.
Private Coaching at 25% off - $75. instead of $100. for those not in the class.

LIMITED OFFER AND SPACE.
FOR FURTHER INFO AND TO APPLY - EMAIL PHOTO AND RESUME ASAP:
[email protected] or 917-776-9209.

As always, Lab class combine actors, directors, playwright/screenwriters and industry guests for
work in progress and showcase.
Lab class work includes Voice production and diction, Film and Theatre audition techniques and character development with monologues and scene work. Both new writing, contemporary and classical projects developed through readings and critiques.
And all actors and directors (as well as our selected writers) are encouraged to write for class.
The Lab plans to present upcoming Showcase events on Zoom including a 10 MINUTE PLAY Festival as well as Lab scene and monologue work in progress.

Roger Hendricks Simon
917-776-9209
http://www.thesimonstudio.com
My Acting Reel:
https://youtu.be/keerHTy4beo

The Simon Studio is an acting school for Actors, Directors, and Writers in New York City and is run by Roger Hendricks Simon.

ROGER HENDRICKS SIMON AND SIMON STUDIO ACTORS - CURRENT AND ALUMS -  FEATURED IN DAN SIMON'SNEW FEATURE "ANOTHER YEAR TO...
05/02/2020
Greenwich International Film Festival

ROGER HENDRICKS SIMON AND SIMON STUDIO ACTORS - CURRENT AND ALUMS - FEATURED IN DAN SIMON'S
NEW FEATURE "ANOTHER YEAR TOGETHER - SCREENING VIRTUALLY THIS WEEKEND MAY 1-3 AT
GREENWICH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - see below info -

Good news to share for these trying times:
Having recently won the International Independent Film Award's Best Actor in a Supporting Role for LOVE IN KILNERRY,Roger Hendricks Simon follows that by playing another major role with other SIMON STUDIO current and alumni members in this new feature film ANOTHER YEAR TOGETHER screening this weekend May 1 - 3.

Directed by Dan Simon, "Another Year Together" is part of the Greenwich Film Festival which is going virtual this year. The program is streaming entirely online, on demand.

Dan will be doing a Filmmaker Q & A for festival attendees on Sunday, May 3 at 3 pm via Zoom.
Here's a link to the Festival online.

www.greenwichfilm.org

And here's the Trailer for "Another Year Together":

Vimeo: www.vimeo.com/manhattanfilmworks

We are nominated for the Audience Award, so it would be great to get folks to attend.
The GIFF committee really loves our film. Everyone connected to the project - on screen and hehind the camera - deserves to be proud of the result. Thanks all for a truly great effort!

Please stay safe, be well. Hope to see you all really soon.
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Roger and The Simon Studio - www.thesimonstudio.com

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Genoveva Productions is looking for a male actor to play the part of Robert, for the play, "Proof" By David Auburn. Robert is a brilliant mathematician who suffers from mental illness, age range 50-70's. Staged reading on, Saturday, Oct 19th at 7pm in NYC. This is non paid and actor must be available for ALL of below dates: Rehearsals, 9/20 8-9:30p 9/27-7-9pm 10/18-7-9pm The reading 10/19: 6:30p call time Reading 7-9:30p If interested please submit a video audition to [email protected] of scene attached to this posting.(Actor must be familiar with the play, Proof.) Deadline for the video submission is before September 13th. Selected actors will then be invited to a callback to read opposite with the actor who is playing, Catherine. Thanks.
Sending love and best wishes to break a leg to the wonderful company at the Simon Studio. I love you all!
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