An anachronism in red
"Not everyone can handle a heart that beats lightning bolts."
Born and raised in Chicago, Lindsay Hope Simon spent her childhood with her nose in a book, usually Harry Potter. Her parents took her to the theatre often as a child, and she saw her first Broadway show (RENT) at age fourteen, at which point she decided New York would be her future home. Lindsay graduated as valedictorian of her high school and then chose to "waste her 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), she graduated with honors from NYU with a BFA in theatre, and currently resides in Brooklyn.
Lindsay is a multi-disciplinary theatre artist currently working as an actor, playwright, fight choreographer, and lighting designer. As a queer, Jewish, 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. She is passionate about voice and speech and is 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. She recently finished her first full-length play, Scars Over Berlin (find out more here). Lindsay is a proud member of Cirque du Nuit immersive theatre ensemble - check them out here.
Besides theatre, 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, she can usually be found reading classic rock biographies or listening to vintage Bowie or Zeppelin records. She is also a tarot reader and is deepening her knowledge of astrology to offer a fuller range of intuitive readings to the public.
- I have met Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, Dee Snyder of Twisted Sister, and all the current members of Kiss, but none of the members of Mötley Crüe, my favorite, (until recently) still touring, band.
- I have been various incarnations of David Bowie for Halloween four times, because I never think of Halloween costumes in advance, but I can throw together Ziggy Stardust no problem.
- Every summer I reread the Harry Potter series in its entirety. My favorite non-Potter book is Just Kids by Patti Smith.
- Both of my parents are only children, so my little brother and I are the only two grandchildren and have zero first cousins.
- I have been to cities in: Canada, Spain, France, Italy, Germany, England, Morocco, Portugal, Mexico, and Israel and love to travel.