An anachronism in red
"Not everyone can handle a heart that beats lightning bolts."
Born and raised in Chicago, Lindsay Hope Simon spent their childhood with their nose in a book, usually Harry Potter. Their parents took them to the theatre often as a child, and they saw their first Broadway show (RENT) at age fourteen, at which point Lindsay decided New York would be their future home. Lindsay graduated as valedictorian of their high school and then chose to "waste their good grades and intelligence" and moved to New York to attend the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. After three and a half years at Playwrights Horizons Theatre School and a semester abroad in Madrid, Spain (Lindsay is fluent in Spanish), they graduated with honors from NYU with a BFA in theatre, and currently reside in Brooklyn.
Lindsay is a multi-disciplinary theatre artist currently working as an actor, playwright, fight choreographer, and occasional lighting designer. As a queer, non-binary, feminist artist, Lindsay seeks to create and be a part of projects that promote intersectionality and equality, challenge authority, and magnify, celebrate, and question modern life in a theatrical landscape. They are passionate about voice and speech and are trained in many types of dance as well as every weapon offered by the Society of American Fight Directors.
Lindsay spent several summers performing as a part of the New York Renaissance Faire fight company, most recently portraying the (not-quite-period-appropriate) historical pirate Mary Read. Their first short play, Park Place, was produced as part of two one-act festivals in 2018. They recently finished their first full-length play, Watchlist, being produced this year (find out more here). Lindsay is a proud member of Cirque du Nuit immersive theatre ensemble - check them out here.
In the summer of 2018 Lindsay began evolving from a ground performer in the circus to an aerialist, training in flying trapeze and beginning silks and lyra. For videos of their trapeze progress, visit their instagram by clicking the pink icon at the bottom of the page!
Besides theatre and circus, Lindsay has a deep love of punk, glam, and hard rock of the 60s, 70s, and 80s. When not at work ushering on Broadway or in rehearsal, they can usually be found reading books on social justice, practicing guitar, or listening to vintage Bowie or Zeppelin records. They are also a tarot reader and are deepening their knowledge of astrology to offer a fuller range of intuitive readings to the public.