John Simpkins

Participates in 1 Session
John Simpkins directed the three-time Drama Desk nominated Off-Broadway production of Bloodsong of Love (by Joe Iconis) at Ars Nova. He also directed Iconis' The Black Suits at Center Theatre Group (Kirk Douglas Theatre – starring Annie Golden). New York: Off-Broadway productions of The Bus (59E59 Theatre); ReWrite (Urban Stages); The Plant That Ate Dirty Socks (Theatreworks, USA- Lucille Lortel Theatre); Things to Ruin (co-conceived and directed at Second Stage, Le Poisson Rouge, Zipper Factory, Joe's Pub, Ars Nova, NYMF). Selected Regional: Hairspray (North Carolina Theatre – starring Dale Hensley), The Black Suits (Barrington Stage – starring Ben Platt), Damn Yankees (starring Andre De Shields) and A Wonderful Life (Engeman Theatre), Annie and Cabaret (Sacramento Music Circus), Evita (Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma), Quartet (Sharon Playhouse – starring Elizabeth Franz), Falsettos (Sharon Playhouse). New Work: Legendale (NAMT); Georgie: The Life and Death of George Rose (starring Ed Dixon); Adam Lives (Goodspeed Opera House); Fantasy Football, the Musical; When the World Ends (Blaemire- Ars Nova); Ripper (NAMT); Party Come Here (David Kirshenbaum/ Daniel Goldfarb); Go-Go Beach (NYMF – 37 Arts); Pool Boy (Tsakalakos/ Allard); Next Thing You Know (Berkshire Theatre Festival); 29 (Alter/ Newman), Like You Like It (Buck/ Acquisto). John is Head of Musical Theatre at Penn State University, where he recently directed Be More Chill (Iconis/ Tracz) – and where he has just introduced a new commissioning program for musical theatre writers. Upcoming projects include the world premiere of Legendale (Denmark and Human Race Theatre) and the world premiere play Raging Skillet (Theaterworks Hartford).

Sessions in which John Simpkins participates

Sunday January 13, 2019

10:00 AM
10:00 AM