Eric Simonson

Writer & director for film, television, theatre, and opera

Eric Simonson is a writer and director for film, television, theatre and opera. Recent films include the documentary, "Studs Terkel: Listening to America," "A Note of Triumph: The Golden Age of Norman Corwin", and "On Tiptoe: Gentle Steps to Freedom."

Carter's Way

It’s Kansas City in 1936, the peak of the city’s legendary jazz era, with jam-packed live clubs, lucrative recording deals, and a new device called radio. Oriole Carter, a brilliant black saxophonist, is in the center of it all. Can he survive without selling out?

“Extraordinary…exquisite performances"

 -Chicago Sun-Times 

“Savvy…smolders with the right kind of smoke”
 -Chicago Tribune


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