AARON SIMMS is a New Yorker from Cincinnati, and Inwood resident. He is the Founder and Executive Producer of Inwood Art Works, where he has created and produced the Inwood Film Festival, Film Works Alfresco, Culture Hub and the Inwood Art Works Gallery. He has curated the gallery exhibitions: Focus on Photography, Bridging the Invisible Divide, Taking Charge of Change, My Neighbor, the Artist, What the Word Needs Now, and Elevated Lines. Among his theater credits, he has company managed the acclaimed Off Broadway runs of Cruel Intentions, Small Mouth Sounds, and Wrestling Jerusalem. He has worked at Maximum Entertainment Productions, Snug Harbor Productions, Richards/Climan, Inc., Manhattan Theatre Club, Playwrights Realm, DR Theatrical Management, and ICM Partners. He was the founding co-chairman of Northern Manhattan Arts and Culture and is the general manager of the York Theatre Company. In addition, he is a union member of AEA, SAG-AFTRA, and I.A.T.S.E. He holds a B.A. in Theater from Butler University, and an M.F.A. in Theater Management & Producing from Columbia University.