Simon Levy

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Simon Levy
Born (1949-05-12) May 12, 1949 (age 72)
Surrey, England
Nationality
  • British
  • American
Occupation
  • Playwright
  • theater director
Websitesimonlevy.com

Simon Levy (born May 12, 1949) is a theater director and playwright who has been the producing director and dramaturg with The Fountain Theatre in Los Angeles since 1993.[1]

Biography[edit]

Levy was born in Surrey, England and grew up in San Francisco. He graduated from City College of San Francisco with an Associate in Arts and San Francisco State University with a BA and MA in Theater, and began his theater career as an actor in San Francisco, primarily with the New Shakespeare Company and then The Alley Theater in Houston, Texas. Prior to studying theater, he was a music major, played the saxophone, and was a jazz and rock-and-roll musician. He made his debut as a professional stage director in 1980 at the One Act Theatre Company in San Francisco, where he focused on the development of new work, directing many of the plays of Michael Lynch, among others, and at the Magic Theatre, directing the plays of Lynne Kaufman, among others. He moved to Los Angeles in 1990 and joined the staff of The Fountain Theatre in 1993. He has taught playwriting at UCLA Writer's Extension and Chapman University, been a site evaluator for the National Endowment for the Arts and the California Arts Council, and is a member of numerous theater and humanitarian organizations, including the Dramatists Guild, Society for Directors and Choreographers, and Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas.

Selected works[edit]

Awards and recognition[edit]

Levy is the recipient of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle's Milton Katselas Career Achievement Award in Directing.[9][10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Great Gatsby". thegreatgatsbyplay.com. Retrieved March 22, 2021.
  2. ^ "Angeleno's play wows Edinburgh" Los Angeles Times August 27, 2006
  3. ^ https://www.thegreatgatsbyplay.com/
  4. ^ "On Stage: Seattle Rep superbly mines the essence of Fitzgerald's 'Great Gatsby'" Seattle Post-Intelligencer November 14, 2006
  5. ^ "Literary awards season" LAObserved.com July 31, 2007
  6. ^ Ng, David (March 18, 2013). "Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle announces winners for 2012". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 7, 2015.
  7. ^ Wada, Karen (May 23, 2012). "Gifts of language continue in 'Cyrano'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 7, 2015.
  8. ^ https://www.sierramadreplayhouse.org/showinfo.php?id=12
  9. ^ Spindle, Les (March 15, 2011). "Chris Pine, Ed Harris Win L.A. Drama Critics Circle Theater Awards". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 7, 2015.
  10. ^ "LADCC Announces Nominations for Last Season". thisstage.la. January 25, 2011. Retrieved March 22, 2021.

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