earned a master's degree in theater.
voice-over, commercial, and acting work that took him all over
the country from his home base of Black Rock, Conn.
back to school. Both were admitted to graduate programs at
Texas Tech; a Ph.D. program in theater for Ed. and a master's
program in Spanish for Leigh. She later earned her Ph.D. from
Tech as well.
who was hired as a faculty member at Texas State after earn-
ing his Ph.D.
Bonaventure. She got the job, and we truck back north --
back to our Bonaventure home."
Ed. Simone, `78
of parents and mentors for generations. "It's not
realistic to think you can earn a living as an actor,"
say many parents, family members, teachers, and
guidance counselors. St. Bonaventure theater
professor Dr. Ed. Simone sees that aspiration
by enrolling in the BFA program at Ithaca College, then
transferring a year later to St. Bonaventure after being in-
vited to a cast party following the production of "Blythe
Spirit" in the Garret Theater. The production featured
Leigh Berezney, '77 -- who would one day be his wife.
gained him admission to every graduate school to which