Great Plains Theatre Conference
Multiple award winning writer, actor and director, Levy Lee Simon is originally from Harlem, and is a graduate of the University of Iowa Playwright’s Workshop, MFA. Levy Lee began his theatrical career in NYC where he was nurtured by many legendary artists, working with: The New Federal Theatre Company, 127th Street Repertory Ensemble, the Negro Ensemble Company, The HADLEY Players, Circle Repertory and more. He’s performed in over sixty productions, On Broadway, Off-Broadway, regional theatres, England and the Caribbean. His plays include: For the Love of Freedom, The Bow Wow Club, The Guest at Central Park West, The Magnificent Dunbar Hotel, The Stuttering Preacher and The Last Revolutionary, to name a few. Acting credits include: Pulitzer Prize winning, Tony nominated, The Kentucky Cycle and the acclaimed London production of Ms. Ever’s Boys. His directing credits are highlighted with productions of Amiri Baraka’s Dutchman and Javon Johnson’s Breathe. A number of his play adaptations have been optioned by Hollywood studios and Production companies.
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