Writer and director Simon Stone was founder and artistic director of the Melbourne-based theatre company The Hayloft Project, whose productions include The Promise, The Only Child, The Suicide, Spring Awakening, B.C. and Chekhov recut – Platonov. Along with his hit adaptation and direction of the Olivier Award-winning Yerma for London’s Young Vic which transferred to New York’s Park Avenue Armory, Simon Stone’s theatre credits include La Trilogie de la vengeance (Odéon-Théâtre de l’Europe, Paris), Eine griechische Trilogie (Berliner Ensemble), Medea (Toneelgroep Amsterdam, Internationaal Theater Amsterdam, Barbican, London, Teatro Madrid, Burgtheater, Vienna), Three Sisters (Theater Basel, Berlin Theatertreffen, Odéon-Théâtre de l’Europe, Paris), Hotel Strindberg (Burgtheater, Vienna), Ibsen Huis (Toneelgroep Amsterdam, Festival d’Avignon, Schaubühne, Berlin), Husbands and Wives (Toneelgroep Amsterdam), Peer Gynt (Deutsches Schauspielhaus, Hamburg), Rocco und seine Brüder (Munich Kammerspiele), John Gabriel Borkman (Burgtheater, Vienna), Thyestes (Adelaide Festival, Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers, Belvoir, Sydney, Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne), Angels in America (Theater Basel), Die Orestie (Theater Oberhausen), The Government Inspector (Belvoir, Sydney, Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne), The Wild Duck (Wiener Festwochen, Holland Festival, Barbican, London, Perth Festival, Belvoir, Sydney, Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne; winner of Helpmann and Sydney Theatre Awards), Neighbourhood Watch (Belvoir, Sydney, Melbourne Theatre Company), Miss Julie (Belvoir, Sydney), Hamlet (Belvoir, Sydney), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Belvoir, Sydney), The Cherry Orchard (Melbourne Theatre Company), Face to Face (Sydney Theatre Company), Death of a Salesman (Belvoir, Sydney), Strange Interlude (Belvoir, Sydney) and Baal (Sydney Theatre Company, Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne).
Simon Stone made his Salzburg Festival debut with Aribert Reimann’s Lear in 2017. Other opera credits include Die tote Stadt at Theater Basel. His film credits include the award-winning feature The Daughter adapted from The Wild Duck and the short film Reunion.