Rejinal Simon

Associate Artistic Director & Resident Artist

Reji Simon (he/him) is a Chicago based performing artist and has been a Resident Artist at Filament Theatre since 2017. In addition to performing, he is a teacher, producer, and casting director. At the heart of all of his work is community and development. He is committed to developing artists through community building and the deconstruction of barriers meant to keep folks out of art making. Reji has worked as a teaching artist at Filament Theatre, Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health, and Cleveland Playhouse.

At Filament, you may recognize him from any iteration of The Van Gogh Café or The Snow Queen (Filament Theatre). In Chicago, Reji has appeared in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre), Hamlet & A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Muse of Fire), I and You (Redtwist Theatre), and American Revolution & Moon Shot (Theatre Unspeakable). Regionally, Reji has performed with Cleveland Playhouse (Cleveland, OH) and was in StageOne Family Theatre’s world premiere of And in This Corner… Cassius Clay (Louisville, KY). His television credits include The Redline (CBS).

Reji is a Richard & Mica Hadar scholar and an alumnus of The Theatre School at DePaul University.