Summer Programs

Summer Programs 2018-05-24T16:46:33+00:00

As a creative outlet, Denise provides acting opportunities for her students and actors throughout the region by directing and producing her own summer productions as well as teaching week-long intensive workshops. 

Theatre Productions

Every summer, Denise directs a theatrical stage production, providing performing opportunities for actors of all ages. Sometimes she adds additional productions throughout the year.

Summer Intensives for Theatre & Film

Bright Lights of Broadway

One of Denise’s most popular programs is the week-long Summer Intensive class. Kids are taught the performance Triple Threat: acting, voice and dance. Each program features master teachers with expertise in one of these area. Students also perform in a  cabaret setting and work with a professional casting director during the week.

The highlight of this program is a day on Broadway. Not only do the students see a Broadway show (ticket included with tuition), but they are introduced to the cast. One cast member then teaches a master class on dance!

The week includes all of the following and more:

  • Vocal and song interpretation for musical theatre
  • Audition technique
  • Improvisation training
  • Master dance class with Broadway cast member
  • Audition workshop with top Broadway casting director
  • A Broadway show with a backstage tour and introductions to the cast
  • Special industry guests throughout the week
  • On-stage performance opportunity in NYC for students’ friends and family
  • Industry pros in the audience of the students’ NYC performance

It is an exciting and memorable week for all involved!


New in 2018
The Young Actors Film Experience

In this weeklong intensive on-camera acting program, learn film and TV essentials from Denise, her staff, and REELARC, the premier company for Demo Reel Creation in NYC. Students will receive a 2-3 minute cinematic-quality scene for their demo reel.  
This program is great for actors who are looking to make the transition from theatre to Film and TV, perfecting on-camera acting technique or for aspiring filmmakers. The week culminates with a Q & A for parents, top NYC industry rep to watch final run of scenes and plus a film shoot on location. 


Session 1: July 23-30, 2018
Session 2: August 6-12, 2018  – SOLD OUT (Email for waitlist


Summer Theatre Under the Sky* at Westmoreland Sanctuary, Mt. Kisco

*Westchester Magazine: Voted Best Theatre Under the Sky 2016

Past theatre productions have included The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling BeeWorking, The Wizard of Oz, and more.

In the summer of 2013, Denise "Into the Woods". Denise Simon Acting and Coachingdirected a new production troupe performing Shakespeare in Northern Westchester County. A Midsummer Night’s Dream was both a commercial and critical success with sold out performances, positive reviews and publicity throughout the New York metro area.

From 2-14-2017, Denise expanded her unique outdoor theatre experience to include musicals.  Her productions of Into The Woods, The Wizard of Oz and You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown staged in the actual nature sanctuary, were huge successes with sold out shows and glowing reviews.