Lecturer Emeritus, Musical Theatre
Office: DA 5A
Rick Simas is a teacher, director and author. SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY: The Normal Heart, A New Brain (San Diego premiere), Triumph of Love (Southern California premiere), Honk! (San Diego premiere), Bat Boy (San Diego premiere), A Man of No Importance (Southern California premiere), High Spirits, Zombie Prom, and Zanna, Don’t! REGIONAL: The Death of Meyerhold (East Coast premiere), The Studio Theatre; Good News, Habeas Corpus, Over Here!, Anything Goes, Smile (West Coast premiere), Promises, Promises and No, No, Nanette, Chabot Performing Arts Center; Radio Gals, Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre; Goblin Market; UC Berkeley; Oh, Coward!, Center Repertory Theatre; Pump Boys and Dinettes, TheatreWorks; Milk and Honey, University of Judaism, Master Class, Poway Center for the Arts; No Way to Treat a Lady, The Big Bang, I Love You Because, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Five Course Love, North Coast Repertory Theatre. TEACHING: San Diego State University, American Conservatory Theatre (ACT), American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA). AWARDS: 13 Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Awards, 9 KPBS Patte Awards. AUTHOR: The Musicals No One Came to See; The Development of Dance in the American Musical Theatre. EDUCATION: Ph.D. in Dramatic Art, University of California, Berkeley.