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Simone Barros

Visiting Instructor

School of Art

Simone Barros creates moving image and soundscapes as film, theater and audio sound art.

Born in Atlanta, Simone has screened her short films and soundscapes in New York and Cleveland after graduating from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts receiving the Martin Scorsese Filmmaker Grant and Tisch Dean Craft Award. Simone worked postproduction for filmmakers Judith Helfand, Ric Burns, Sam Pollard and Spike Lee. The Cleveland Public Theater produced Simone’s two short plays and a staged reading for her full-length play “Dating Godfrey” a surreal search for a most elusive, most divine lover only to reveal both the tragedy and power of self-manifestation. In Cleveland, Simone unexpectedly embarked on a teaching career which in turn deepened her practice of film and theater making.

Returning to Brooklyn, Simone directs audiobooks working with acclaimed authors including Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Jacqueline Woodson and Ibram X. Kendi.

New York University Tisch School of the Arts and Charles University Film and Television School at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, The Czech Republic