Sam Simon, From Social Justice to Performance Art
Sam Simon is the playwright and performer of the award-winning play describes his work with The Actual Dance as his “fourth age.” He comes to it after a career as a prominent member of America’s consumer movement. Trained as a lawyer, he started his career as one of the original members of Ralph Nader’s first legal advocacy group in Washington, DC in 1970. Following his career in Washington, he was a Senior Fellow in New York with Intersections, a social justice ministry of the Collegiate Church, and served on the Board of Advisors Hebrew Union College. While commuting to New York from his home in McLean, Virginia he trained with Artistic New Directions in improv. Through that training, he wrote The Actual Dance, which has now been touring since 2013. Sam has performed the hundreds of times and is now producing the show with other actors. Sam and his wife, Susan, live in McLean, Virginia, and have two children and four grandchildren. Information on how to bring The Actual dance to your community is available at www.theactualdance.com
THE SQUARE PEG PODCAST: Mold Breakers, Trailblazers and Takers of Roads Less Traveled.
Not everyone fits neatly into the molds set by society, yet these people make their ways and we're here to listen to their stories. Host: ANDREW LAWRENCE- he's been a Public Safety professional in the real world for two decades . With a family and educational background, as well as a worldview not often found in his line of work, Lawrence has felt as if he's straddled two worlds, ever careful not to lose his balance. A Square Peg in a Round Hole. Now he's sharing the stories of other Square Pegs, Moldbreakers, Trailblazers, and Takers of Roads Less Traveled with this new podcast series.EMAIL- Squarepegpodcastlc@gmail.com Intro Music: Barrymore by the El Paso quartet #SearchlightNeedles. Available on Apple Music.
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