Nathan Simmons is a third-year honours theatre student at Fountain School of The Performing Arts, Dalhousie University. Initially a science major, he switched to theatre as a course of study to theatre after a year of performing with Voices in 2014.
He had lead roles in the ensemble’s past two stage productions Black Journey (2014) and last year’s fringe hit Once: Africville Stories (2015). Simmons is also a much-in-demand actor with other theatre companies and this summer alone appeared in stage plays The West Woods (Mulgrave Road Theatre), The Colour of Courage (Anthony Sherwood Productions) and was a cast member of Studio Black- a television series that dramatizes African Nova Scotian folklore that wrapped up shooting its second season in June. This is Simmons’s first appearance as a ‘pure’ storyteller.
Nathan Simmons (East Preston) first appeared in the Voices play Black Journey in February 2014. A science major and Dalhousie University at the time, he was immediately bitten by the acting bug and later that year enrolled on the theatre arts program at the Dalhousie University School of the Performing Arts. Since that time Nathan has appeared in several Voices performances, and was cast in the Black Halifax Historical Video Series playing the role of Leonard Parkinson– a leader of the Jamaica Maroons. He was also a member of the Studio Black ensemble cast.