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Simon Levy

Simon Levy (Director, Accomplice) is the Producing Director/Dramaturg at the Fountain Theatre in Los Angeles. He is a multiple award-winning director /writer/producer. For the Fountain Theatre, he directed Master Class which ran for 8 months and won the 2004 L.A. Ovation Award for Best Production. He also directed the L.A. Times Critics' Choice production of Daisy in the Dreamtime for the Fountain Theatre at INside the Ford, and Awake and Sing for International City Theatre In Long Beach, and his L.A. Times Critics' Choice production of Lee Blessing's Going to St. Ives went to the Edinburgh Festival last summer. He also produced the smash hit of the Fountain Theatre's world premiere of Athol Fugard's Exits and Entrances, winner of three 2004 L.A. Ovation Awards, and also produced another wonderful success, After the Fall, winner of the 2002 L.A. Ovation Award for Best Production. 

Other directing assignments at the Fountain include: The Night of the Iguana, Summer & Smoke (3 Theatre L.A. Ovation Awards, including Best Production of the Year), The Last Tycoon, which he wrote and directed (5 BackStage West awards, including Best Adaptation and Direction), and Orpheus Descending, (6 Drama-Logue awards, including Best Production and Direction), among others

His official stage adaptation of The Great Gatsby, the first sanctioned by the Fitzgerald Estate, was optioned for a commercial production; and his stage adaptation of Fitzgerald's Tender is the Night won the PE West Literary Award for Drama. 

Simon is currently writing a contemporary translation/adaptation of Ibsen's An Enemy of the People as a modern version for America which will be produced at the Fountain Theatre in 2005. Simon teaches Playwriting at UCLA Extension, is proud to be a site evaluator for both the National Endowment for the Arts and California Arts Council, and is a member of The Dramatists Guild, Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, and Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas.