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. He proudly returns to the GPTC for the fourth year in a row. 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 own 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, Javon Johnson’s Breathe, and Josh Wilder’s Leftovers which was a GPTC mainstage production in 2016. Levy Lee, wrote, co-produced and starred in a feature film based on his play, The Last Revolutionary, which premiered at the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles, 2017.
Role with GPTC: Responder