Lake Simons (puppeteer)
Lake Simons is a director, designer, puppeteer, physical performer, and a maker of things. She has collaborated with many artists creating theatre productions from the ground up. These productions utilize puppetry, movement, & live music. Most importantly, Lake relies on and believes in make-believe. Lake has received multiple Jim Henson Foundation grants in support of her original puppetry productions. She was the Associate Puppetry Director for Warhorse on Broadway as well as for the National Tour. Lake has created productions for various institutions including Miller Theater at Columbia University, Texas Woman’s University, and Dixon Place in New York City. She has been a resident artist at The Carriage House and HERE Arts Center. Her productions have been seen at many New York Theaters including HERE, La MaMa, Dixon Place, One Arm Red, and Theatre for a New City. Lake is the Managing Artistic Director of the Hip Pocket Theatre in Texas. She is a co-director for the Puppet Lab at St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn. She is an adjunct professor for the theatre department at Sarah Lawrence College where she teaches puppetry. Lake attended the Ecole Interntionale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq in Paris, France and North Carolina School of the Arts.