Bethany Simmons

Bethany Simmons graduated with her B.A. in Theatre Performance from Southwestern College. After a stint in Los Angeles while attending the Stella Adler Academy of Acting, she moved to the Twin Cities and has been performing, directing, designing, and producing in Minneapolis and St. Paul since 2007.

Affiliations

Actors Theater of MN
Hardcover Theater
Steppingstone Theater
Swandive Theatre Company
Box Wine Theatre
CLIMB Theatre
Bedlam Theatre
Minnesota Fringe Festival
Wheel Sexy Cabaret

Awards

Irene Ryan Nominee, KCACTF Region 5 for the role of Dull Gret/Angie in "Top Girls"

Contact information

General availability

  • Weeknights
  • Weekends

Experience

***CURRENT PRODUCTION***

Bye Bye Liver: the Minnesota Drinking Play at CAMP Bar, Sept 19-Oct 25
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***ONSTAGE - TWIN CITIES***

WTF in the Garden of Eden (Lilith, Serpent, Archaeopteryx, Caine) - Skeleton Key Productions (2014 Minnesota Fringe)

Midnight (Sky) - CONsole Room, Box Wine Theatre, Dir. Adam Sharp

Reagan the Second (Dr. Rand) - Raucous Caucus IV, Box Wine Theatre, Dir. Kevin T. Houle

Bye Bye Liver (Ensemble) - Actors Theatre of Minnesota, Dir. John Haynes

Fringe Orphans II (Ensemble) - Navel Gaze Productions, Dir. Adam Sharp, Phillip Andrew Bennett Low, Les Kurkendaal

Pollyanna (Pollyanna) - Hardcover Theatre, Dir. Steve Schroer

The Skin of Our Teeth (Sabina) - Maggie's Farm Theatre, Dir. Brad & Rachel Richardson

Fringe Orphans (Ensemble) - 2012 MN Fringe Festival, Dir. Adam Sharp, Les Kurkendaal

Dali's Liquid Ladies (Ruby) - Box Wine Theatre, Dir. Adam Sharp

Wheel Sexy Cabaret (ensemble burlesque dancer) - Dir. Andi Cheney

The Best Christmans Pagaent Ever (Mrs. Armstrong) - Steppingstone Theatre, Dir. Stephen Houtz

Trojan Women (Chorus Lead) - Green T Prodictions, Dir. Kathy Welch

Dr. Ox's Experiment (Suzel) - Hardcover Theatre, Dir. Steve Schroer

Wormwood (Pauline) – Hardcover Theatre, Dir. Steve Schroer

Detour (Various Women) – Theatre of the Cheshire Cat, Dir. Paul von Stoetzel

Come to Dada (Dick Dada) – Bedlam Theatre, Dir. John Francis Beuche

Beethoven and Friends (Ensemble) – Omega Wolf Productions

10.10.Post.9.11: Laughter in the Aftermath (Ensemble) – Workhouse Theatre/Swandive Theatre, Dir. Chris McGahan

For a Time Such As This (Esther) – Bridge Productions, Dir. Laura Wilhelm

Eating Out (Chriss) – Swandive Theatre, Dir. Damon Runnals

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***TECHNICAL & ADMINISTRATIVE***

'Miniature Horses Don't Go to Heaven' and Other Plays Inspired By Real News Healines - Director - Box Wine Theatre (2014 Minnesota Fringe)

A Modest Proposal - Director - Southwestern College

A Kind of Love Story - Director - Shadow Horse Theatre

Teacher Boot Camp - Director - Raucous Caucus IV, Box Wine Theatre

A Modest Proposal - Director - Box Wine Theatre

What Happened to the Dollar - Director - Box Wine Theatre

The End of Marriage - Director - Raucous Caucus III, Box Wine Theatre

No Rest Sunday - Sketch Writer

The History of Marriage Abridged - Co-Playwright/Director - Fringe Orphans, Navel Gaze Productions

Dali's Liquid Ladies - Set and Costume Designer, Box Wine Theatre

Tom and Kelly Adopt an Asian Baby - Director, Box Wine Theatre

Raucous Caucus II - Stage Manager, Box Wine Theatre

Uptown: the Musical - Co-Playwright/Set & Costume Designer, Box Wine Theatre

ET vs. Predator - Director - Raucous Caucus, Box Wine Theatre

'Miniature Horses Don't Go to Heaven' and Other Plays Inspired by Real News Headlines - Director - Box Wine Theatre

The Woman No One Ever Saw – Director – Master Works: The Rembrandt Plays, Commedia Beauregard

WTF in the Garden of Eden – Director/Co-Playwright – Box Wine Theatre

Where Things Are – Director – 2009 Bedlam Theatre Ten-Minute Play Festival

Mickey’s – Director – 2009 Bedlam Theatre Ten-Minute Play Festival

10.10.Post.9.11: Laughter in the Aftermath – Production Manager/Designer – Box Wine Theatre

The Last Five Years – Production Designer – Backdoor Theatre

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***OTHER EXPERIENCE***

Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Box Wine Theatre

Actor/Educator at CLIMB Theatre, 2010

Photos

Video

Education

B.A. in Theatre Performance from Southwestern College

A.A. in Theatre Arts from Allen County Community College

Training

Shakespeare and Camera Acting classes at The Stella Adler Academy of Acting - Hollywood

Interpreting Shakespeare Master Class with Richard Twyman, Royal Shakespeare Company/Guthrie Theater

Physical profile

69" tall
Plays ages:   Teen   20s   30s  
Slim/Athletic build

Onstage skills

Actor

Dancer

Singer

Accents

British London
British Cockney
French
Minnesotan
International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) dialect training
Quick Learner
Brooklyn
American Southern

Acting skills

multiple roles
Shakespearean Text Analysis and Training
Working with Children
period style and classics
drawing
Writer
character acting

Acting styles

Classical
Comedy Sketch
Shakespeare
Contemporary
Stanislavski (Method)
Greek
Meisner Technique
Educational Theatre
Solo Monologue
Absurdist
Childrens Theater
Comedy
Theater/Film
Drama

Dance styles

Modern/Contemporary
Butoh
Basic Ballet
Basic Tap
Basic Jazz
Burlesque

Music styles

Musical Theater
Choral
Acapella
Karaoke

Administrative skills

Management / Admin
Artistic Director
Production Manager
Fundraising
Grantwriting
Audience Services
House Manager

Design

Props
Scenic/Sets
Costumes
Makeup
poster/promotion design
painting

Production

Production Manager
Director
Assistant Director
Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager
Seamstress
Producer
Vocal/Dialect Coach

Writing skills

Full-Length Play
Short Play
Collaborative
Sketch Comedy
Humor
Adaptation

Writing influences

Comedy Sketch
Improvisation
Contemporary
Musical Theater
Educational Theatre
Absurdist
Childrens Theater
Comedy
History