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Alexander Simon
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Alexander Simon

Born in 1968, Alexander Simon originally wanted to be a musician, but studied drama at the Westphalian School of Drama in Bochum, before he took his first job at the Schauspielhaus in Bochum and decided on a career in theatre. Engagements followed at the schauspielhannover, the Vienna Burgtheater, the schauspielfrankfurt, the Zurich Schauspielhaus, the Deutsches Schauspielhaus and Thalia Theatre in Hamburg. He worked with the directors Andreas Kriegenburg, Nicolas Stemann, Dimiter Gotscheff, Stephan Kimmig, Alize Zandwijk, Jorinde Dröse, Sebastian Hartmann, Armin Petras, Jan Bosse, Jan Lauwers, Jürgen Gosch and Stefan Bachmann. His credits include Agamemnon in ‘Iphigenia’, Prospero in ‘The Tempest’ and Brick in ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ and he has also appeared in Stemann´s ‘Die Räuber’. But the musician in him was always fighting to come out, so Alexander Simon has staged his own musical productions including ‘Jacques un pour soi’, ‘Nietzsche in America’, ‘Mann trifft Frau’ (together with Wiebke Puls) and most recently ‘P(o)ur Brel’, which can still be seen at the Nachtasyl. Furthermore he has appeared in films including ‘Frag nicht nach Sonnenschein’ (Director: Lena Jana Krajewsky), ‘Marseille’ (Director: Angela Schaneleck) and ‘Sonntag’ (Director: Ina Weisse).
Alexander Simon has been a regular member of the Thalia ensemble since 2006. 

He made his directing debut at Thalia in Gaußstraße during the 2010/2011 season with ‘Romeo and Juliet’, in collaboration with the Hamburg Theatre Academy. In 2013 his production of ‘Gegen die Wand’, the theatre play based on the film of the same name, celebrated its premiere in Vienna (Garage X). During the 2013/14 season he staged ‘Betrunkene’ by Iwan Wyrypajew at Thalia in Gaußstraße.