Tony is a Master Teacher of Fight and Movement, an actor in film, television and theater, a director of numerous productions, a university level educator and a leader and artistic director of Theater.
S&Co Director: The Tempest (with Olympia Dukakis), The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, The Santaland Diaries (three times), Othello, The Merry Wives of Windsor, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Two Gentlemen of Verona and The Compleat Works of Wllm Shkspr (Abridged) (three times) plus many others. He’s been an Associate Director and Fight Director on many of Tina Packer’s shows over the years and together they have created some of the Company’s most inspired productions.
His work as a fight choreographer and director has been featured from coast to coast from the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles and its world premieres of Green Card by Joanne Akalaitis and The Waiting Room by Lisa Loomer to the New York Shakespeare Festival’s Public Theater New York premiere’s of The Woods by David Mamet.
Recent directing credits include: War of the Worlds by Howard Koch and The Water Engine by David Mamet which were both broadcast live on Wisconsin Public Radio and NPR, The Nerd for Madison Repertory Theatre and Fight Direction for Macbeth at Orlando Shakespeare Theatre.
Internationally his work has been featured at The Stage X Festival in Brisbane Australia, The Canadian Stage Company in Toronto and in Vancouver at Theater 48 New Play Festival, just to name a few.
Mr. Simotes’ desire to establish new technology in the development/research area of actor training lead to establishing a core stable of actors at Raven SoftWare of Middleton, Wisconsin for training in Motion Capture Acting and Voice Overs for Raven’s game technology division. This collaboration was featured on NPR’s Market Place.
Mr. Simotes also works as an actor and is a proud member of AEA, SAG and AFTRA. Film roles include: Father of the Bride II, Terminator II, Hot Shots, Alien Nation, The Waterdance, Pacific Heights, Maid to Order, A Class Act, Whose Life is It Anyway, and a starring role in the Academy Award nominated Bronx Cheers for Best Live Action Short Film. TV: “Buddy Rich” for CBS’ Sinatramini-series, fight choreography for ABC News “What would you do?” with John Quinones, and many other primetime shows.
Mr. Simotes spent six years at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he was a full professor and Director of University Theatre.