Simon Prast

Octavius

The founder of Auckland Theatre Company, Simon hasdirected numerous ATC productions including The Graduate, The Rocky Horror Show, The Daylight Atheist, The Play About the Baby, Hair, A Streetcar Named Desire, W;t, Art, Closer and Death of a Salesman.

His last role onstage was Trigorin in ATC’s 1994 production of The Seagull, also directed by Colin McColl. Other theatre acting credits include Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Torch Song Trilogy, Amadeus, The Crucible, Hamlet, M. Butterfly, The Homecoming and The Seagull.

Simon has appeared in such TV series as Gloss, Shortland Street, Mercy Peak, Hercules, Xena Warrior Princess, Erebus: The Aftermath and a Death in the Family. His film credits include The Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior and When Love Comes.

Simon was the director of AK03, last year’s inaugural Auckland Festival, voted Event of the Year by the 2003 Metro Readers Poll. He is currently casting director at Show Off Talent Agency.