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About


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About Me...

Ricki and The Flash

I'M A NYC BASED ACTOR.

I GREW UP IN NYACK, NEW YORK, JUST NORTH OF NYC.

 MY PARENTS FELL IN LOVE IN AN ACTING CLASS. I GREW UP SURROUNDED BY THEATER, MUSIC, DANCE, AND FUNNY VOICES. 

I LOVE BUSKERS, RUNNING TO CATCH A TRAIN, SUNRISE IN MIDTOWN, PEOPLE WHO LOOK LIKE THEIR DOGS, ALL NIGHT DELIS, AND ROOFTOPS. 

MY FAVORITE THING TO DO IN NEW YORK CITY IS TO LOOK UP AND BE SURPRISED. 

THAT'S ME. 

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Media


Theater Media

Media


Theater Media

Music

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Current Projects


Current Projects

Current Projects


Current Projects

The Mother Line Story Project: Crossing The Line

February 9th 8:30 pm

The Mother Line Story Project takes the main stage as part of "Sanctuary" a pop up festival at Here Arts Center. Directed by Devin Dunne Cannon

Workshops in Progress

Dracula
 Strangemen and Co. (The Woodsman, On The Head of a Pin)

The Eugene O'Neill Theater CenterHenson Puppetry Residency

 

Two Men Missing in the Hudson River

Written by Caitlin Saylor Stephens, Directed by Portia Krieger

New Georges, Audrey Residency

 

13 Clocks
 Strangemen and Co. (The Woodsman, On The Head of a Pin)

Guildhall Theater, East Hampton

 

Mario the Comet That Stopped the World

New Plays for Young Audiences’ 2015

Book and lyrics by Gabriel Jason Dean, Music by David Dabbon

Directed by Courtney Sale

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Recent Projects


Recent Projects

Recent Projects


Recent Projects

The Woodsman

Obie Winner 2016

New World Stages

The Woodsman Written by James Ortiz and developed by Strangemen and Co. Dir. James Ortiz and Claire Karpen New World Stages

The Woodsman
Written by James Ortiz and developed by Strangemen and Co.
Dir. James Ortiz and Claire Karpen
New World Stages

The Tin Man falls in love with [the witch’s] barefoot slave Nimmee (an appealing Eliza Simpson),....The spectacle is handmade, infused with breath and light. [Laura Collins-Hughes, The New York Times]

Ortiz and Eliza Simpson are at the core of this pulse as Nick and Nimmee, the main characters of the tragic love story. Small yet infinitely endearing moments are built into the pair's early meetings, which the actors perform with captivating tenderness and humor. A simple tree-chopping lesson and innocent play with shadow puppets unassumingly establish the profound love that motivates Nick's ultimate sacrifice. Simpson's striking performance gives us a peek through Nick's love-fogged goggles. From the anguish in her interactions with the Witch to her spot-on comic coyness with her adored woodman, she boasts an impressive range of emotions through her abundantly expressive and magnetic physicality… [Hayley Levitt, Theater Mania]

As Nimmee, Eliza Simpson embodies strength, earthiness, and resolve, her tentative exterior peeled away by the love of a simple Munchkin boy and her courage ignited by the possibilities it brings to her life. Remember that all of this is achieved with a minimum of words, the actors conveying so much with the body. It’s magical... [Mark Robinson Writes, "When Theater Leaves You Breathless"]

 

The Mother Line Story Project

At Abingdon Theater Co.'s Dorothy Strelsin Theater

December 2nd

The Mother Line Story Project December 2nd at 7:00pm Created and performed by the members of The Mother Line Story Project Dir. by Kel Haney The Abingdon Theater Co. Dorothy Strelsin Theater 

The Mother Line Story Project

December 2nd at 7:00pm
Created and performed by the members of The Mother Line Story Project
Dir. by Kel Haney
The Abingdon Theater Co. Dorothy Strelsin Theater 

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Press


Press

 

Press


Press

 

The Mother Line Story Project at Abingdon's Dorothy Strelsin Theater on BroadwayWorld.com

The Mother Line Story Project at Abingdon's Dorothy Strelsin Theater on BroadwayWorld.com



The Woodsman (2016, New World Stages)

Ms. Simpson does some charming clowning. [Laura Collins-Hughes, The New York Times]

As Nimmee, Eliza Simpson embodies strength, earthiness, and resolve, her tentative exterior peeled away by the love of a simple Munchkin boy and her courage ignited by the possibilities it brings to her life. Remember that all of this is achieved with a minimum of words, the actors conveying so much with the body. It’s magical... [Mark Robinson Writes, "When Theater Leaves You Breathless"]

The Woodsman (2015, 59E59 Theaters)

The Tin Man falls in love with [the witch’s] barefoot slave Nimmee (an appealing Eliza Simpson),....The spectacle is handmade, infused with breath and light. [Laura Collins-Hughes, The New York Times]

Ortiz and Eliza Simpson are at the core of this pulse as Nick and Nimmee, the main characters of the tragic love story. Small yet infinitely endearing moments are built into the pair's early meetings, which the actors perform with captivating tenderness and humor. A simple tree-chopping lesson and innocent play with shadow puppets unassumingly establish the profound love that motivates Nick's ultimate sacrifice. Simpson's striking performance gives us a peek through Nick's love-fogged goggles. From the anguish in her interactions with the Witch to her spot-on comic coyness with her adored woodman, she boasts an impressive range of emotions through her abundantly expressive and magnetic physicality… [Hayley Levitt, Theater Mania]

Emotions are communicated through simple gestures, grunts and glances, not one wasted. The Woodsman is a grown up fairy tale. [Raven Snook, Time Out New York, CRITIC’S PICK]

The performances, especially Eliza Simpson’s as a Nimmee of shimmering innocence and likability, are just right. [Matthew Murray, TalkinBroadway.com]

Ms. Simpson does an excellent job miming her part. The Woodsman is a joy, radiating a vibrant, youthful, loving energy and artfulness. [Dmitry Zonkov, Stageandcinema.com]

 

The Mysteries

Eliza Simpson offers some hilarious comic relief in [her] various roles… [Michael Block, Theater in the Now]

- a very joyful noise. There’s much to enjoy... like Bess Wohl’s “The Denial of Peter,” which narrates the tale from the perspective of the women (Janice Amaya, Eleanor Philips, and Eliza Simpson).

           [Alexis Soloski, NY Times]

 

The Woodsman (2014)

The crux of the tale is the love story that unfolds between Nick and a Munchkin girl named Nimmie (played by the beautifully expressive Eliza Simpson)...... Simpson's performance as Nimmie wins our hearts (not to mention Nick's) with her tender vulnerability and innocence that perfectly suits the mythic yet organic quality of the story. [Hayley Levitt, TheaterMania.com]

Eliza Simpson is radiant as Nick’s love interest, Nimmie. [Mallory Delchamp, NYTheaterguide.com]

 

Yankee Wives

The rookie wife Wyla, played by Eliza Simpson, stole the show. She is awkward, innocent to a point, untutored, easily awestruck and absolutely genuine.   She completely embraces the role. The best compliment I can give is that you instantly feel that you know her. [Raphael Badagliacca, Ushernonsense.com]

David Rimmer directs six stellar actresses. Eliza Simpson’s “Wyla Lee” is especially strong. [Ralph Greco, shortandsweetnyc.com]
 

Check out this awesome article from Backstage Magazine, complete with hilarious cover photo! 

Video Clip of my speech as the Class of 2012's Student Speaker, Mason Gross School of the Arts Convocation, May 12th 2012