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. 

Work with Denise Simon Acting & Coaching three different ways this summer! 

Summer Intensives for Theatre & Film

Bright Lights of Broadway

Dates: JULY 22-26

One of Denise’s most popular programs is the week-long Summer Intensive class. Kids are taught the performance Triple Threat: acting, voice & 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 2019
The Young Actors Film Experience

Dates: JULY 8-14 & AUGUST 5-11

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 1-2 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 film shoot on location, the viewing of scenes by top Industry Professionals.



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.

Westmoreland Sanctuary, Mt. Kisco presents

Directed by Denise Simon & Larry Berkowitz

Date:  July 1 – August 4th 

The show will be double cast allowing for flexible performance schedules.

This performance will be interactively integrated into a natural environment. This is a unique opportunity
to gain skills in singing and acting from professional instructors, make new friends sharing common
interests as well as experience the outdoors with activities including a campfire cookout.

*Westchester Magazine: Voted Best Theatre Under the Sky 2016


Audition dates: February 26th from 4:30pm-7:00pm and March 2nd from 10:00am – 12:15pm

at Westmoreland Sanctuary, 260 Chestnut Ridge Road in Mt. Kisco.

All roles are open to this classic show!

Rehearsals begin July 1 st from 4:00pm-8:00pm Monday through Friday

Performance dates set for July 26, 27,28 and August 2, 3, 4.

Please prepare a short musical theatre song of your choice. You will also be asked to read cold copy and
improvise. Juggling, magic, and gymnastic skills are welcome and encouraged. Please also bring a
resume and headshot if you have them.

To sign up for an audition time, please call 914-666-8448 and ask
for Ann Paul or Megan Bruno. Walk-ins welcome.

Email for more info.