In Memoriam: Marion Simon

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of one of the League’s most dedicated and special members: Marion Simon. She will be greatly missed and her legacy lives on.

The Memorial Service for Marion Simon will be held on Monday, January 6, at The Plaza Jewish Community Chapel at 630 Amsterdam Ave at 91st St, New York, NY 10024, at 2 pm.

Born in Philadelphia, Marion lived in Providence 25 years working in various administrative capacities at Trinity Rep under the Artistic Direction of Adrian Hall. Among them: Education and Humanities Projects, Equity contracts and negotiations, casting and company management, touring, fundraising, subscription, public and press relations. Taught Theatre Management at Rhode Island College chaired the Langston HughesCenter for the Arts, was a member of the R.I. Film Commission and R.I. Committee for the Humanities, translated L’Atelier for Trinity Rep and Crystal Night for UBU. She lived in NYC and volunteered at the Actors’ Work Program of the Actors’ Fund and was a trustee of the Wellfleet Harbor Actors’ Theatre on Cape Cod. She held degrees from the University of Pennsylvania (BA), Brown University (MA), and Rhode Island College(Honorary), and received the 2001 Adrian Hall Award at the Pells Award for Excellence in the Arts in Rhode Island. She was instrumentally involved in the LPTW International Committee, and served on the LPTW Board for many years.

Click Here for Marion’s Obituary in the Providence Journal.


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