Serving the Hip Pocket Theatre as producer and costume designer, Ms. Simons’ hand has been seen in nearly 300 productions during the past thirty-eight years, and co-founded the company with her husband Johnny Simons and composer Douglas Balentine. Her costume and prop design talents have been displayed in many area companies including Theatre Three, Casa Mañana, Fort Worth Opera, Shakespeare in the Park, Lyric Stage, Dallas Children’s Theatre, Texas Women’s University, Kimbell Art Museum, and the Dallas Theatre Center.

She has also worked with the Alley Theatre, Point Theatre, New Orleans Ballet, and the Talking Band of New York. She has conducted numerous theatre workshops for Texas Christian University, Southwest Theatre Conference, USITT, Texas Education Theater Association, Kimbell Art Museum, and serves on the Artist Roster of the Texas Commission on the Arts.

In 1982, the Kimbell Art Museum honored her with an exhibition of her costume designs for Bernini’s
The Impresario, marking the first time a living artist’s work had been exhibited by the museum.

Holding a Master of Fine Arts degree from Texas Christian University, she completed a five-year residency as Assistant Professor and Administrative Director of the Duke University Drama Program and the producer for the University’s Broadway Preview Series, and frequent costume designer. She has served on the faculties of Texas Wesleyan University, Tarrant County Colleges, University of Texas at Arlington, and is currently on the faculty of Weatherford College.