Michael P. Simpson
Michael P. Simpson was born in the United States. He received his theater education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the American Conservatory Theater in San Fransisco, California.
Since arriving in Europe in 1980, he has worked as an actor, director and teacher. He was one of the founders of Terra Nova Theater Company and in 1990 he founded his own company Pony Express Theater. For Pony Express Theater he directed among other things: "Jerkers", "Beirut", "The Balcony" and "Deathwatch" by Jean Genet.
He was the first director for the group Projektmagerne at Copenhagen University English Department. His productions include "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and "Love's Labours Lost", "The Dining Room" and "The Crucible". Michael co-wrote and directed "Eugene - A Dance Solo" by Warren Spears. He has directed numerous staged readings for various groups including Way Off Broadway Theater and Copenhagen Theatre Circle. His first connection to Why Not Theatre Company was directing their production of Athol Fugard's "A Road to Mecca". He hopes it won't be the last!
As an actor, Michael has worked in the US, Holland and Denmark, where he has performed with Terra Nova Theater, London Toast Theatre, Vintapper Teater and the Royal Danish Theatre. Michael has appeared in a number of films in Denmark including the works of Lars von Trier, Thomas Vinterberg and Bille August.