Simone Barros

Stochastic Artworks

filmmaker, sound artist, teacher

\ stō-‘kas-tik\ adj. lacking predictable order other than the chaotic order of persistence

Curriculum Vitae


In Tandem Pt. II: The Planet Egg, short film, The 8th Floor, Sight/Geist: Reproducible Intimacy Program, 2023

Maybe I Is You, sound installation with moving image, Power Plant Gallery, In Relation To Exhibition, 2023

In Tandem Pt. II: The Planet Egg, short film, Cosmic Rays Experimental Film Festival, 2023

And so she works from home… as does she, 16mm, MONO NO AWARE XVI Festival of Cinema Arts, 2022

And so she works from home… as does she, short film Duke Independent Film Festival, 2023

Binaural Elephant, sound installation, Rubenstein Arts Center Interventions Exhibition, 2022

Mandala, short film, Duke University Cinema Arts Film Screening, 2022

Don’t Dream, soundscape, On Air Festival Official Selection, 2021

A Wind Blows from the South, soundscape, Third Coast International Audio Festival, 2020

Station Hope: A Conversation, short film, Chagrin Documentary Film Festival, 2019

Station Hope: A Conversation, short film, 43rd Cleveland International Film Festival, 2019

Her Poems, short film, Case Western University Alumni Association, 2018

What Remains, short film, Cleveland Public Theatre Station Hope, 2019 & 2018

Freedom Runners, short film, Arts Cleveland Creative Workforce Fellowship, 2017

A Wind Blows from the South, sound installation + dance, Cleveland Public Theatre Station Hope, 2017

Hysterical, 35mm, Bohemia National Hall, Czech Center New York, 2015

Hysterical, 35mm, Reinberger Gallery Cleveland Institute of Art Faculty Exhibit, 2015


A Tale of Three Heads, Cleveland Playwrights Festival, 2017

 A King and His Goat, KSVR 91.7 FM, 2015

 A Tale of Three Heads, Rita & Burton Goldberg Theater New York, 2013

 Fail, Cleveland Public Theater AtTENtion Span, 2012

 The Fable of the Forest Court, WIX Lounge New York, 2012

Dating Godfrey, Cleveland Public Theater Little Boxes Play Series, 2010


Over 300 titles for Penguin Random House Audio, Hachette Audio, HarperAudio and Podium including the following:

Wake: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts, by Rebecca Hall and Tyler English-Beckwith read by DeWanda Wise, Chante Adams, Jerrie Johnson, Bahni Turpin, and more, AudioFile Earphones Award, 2022, APA Audie Award Finalist, 2023

Build Your House Around My Body, by Violet Kupersmith read by Quyen Ngo, 2021

1619 Project: A New Origin Story, edited by Nikole Hannah-Jones and The NY Times read by Nikole Hannah-Jones, Ibram X. Kendi, Jasmine Mans, Yusef Komunyakaa, Claudia Rankin, Camille T. Dungy and more, AudioFile Earphones Award, 2021, APA Audie Award Finalist, 2023

Harlem Shuffle, by Colson Whitehead, read by Dion Graham, AudioFile Earphones Award, 2021

Invisible Child, by Andrea Elliot, read by Adenrele Ojo, 2021

Never: A Novel by Ken Follett read by January LaVoy, AudioFile Earphones Award 2021

Cry Back My Sea by Sarah Arvio, 2021

The Prophets, by Robert Jones Jr. read by Karen Chilton, AudioFile Earphones Award, 2021

Black Girl, Call Home by Jasmine Mans, 2021

Antkind, by Charlie Kaufman, read by Fred Berman, 2020

Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America 1619-2019 edited by Ibram X. Kendi & Keisha N. Blain, read by Keith David, Phylicia Rashad, January LaVoy, Dion Graham, Shayna Small, Bill Quinn and more, AudioFile Earphones Award, 2020

Red at the Bone, by Jacqueline Woodson, read by Jacqueline Woodson, Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Peter Francis James, Shayna Small, and Bahni Turpin, APA Audie Award Finalist, 2020

Dear Justyce by Nic Stone, read by Dion Graham, YALSA Amazing Audiobook for Young Adults, 2020

145th Street: Short Stories by Walter Dean Myers, read by Heather Alicia Simms, Bahni Turpin, Dominic Hoffman, Adenrele Ojo, Johnny Heller, Sullivan Jones, Almarie Guerra and Brandon Gill, YALSA Amazing Audiobook for Young Adults, 2019

A Time to Dance, by Padma Venkatraman reading by the author, YALSA Amazing Audiobook for Young Adults, 2019

My Sister (How One Siblings Transition Changed Us Both), by Selena Leyva and Marisol Leyva, 2020

Open Cityanniversary edition by Teju Cole, read by the author, 2020

How to Be an Antiracistby Ibram X. Kendi, read by the author, 2019

Taína by Ernesto Quiñonez, read by Daniel José Molina, AudioFile Earphones Award, 2019

Let’s Go Swimming on Doomsday, by Natalie C. Anderson, read by Kevin R. Free, AudioFile Earphones Award, 2019

Naamah, by Sarah Blake, read by Shayna Small, O, The Oprah Magazine Best Book of 2019

The Journey of Little Charlie, by Christopher Paul Curtis , read by Michael Crouch, Association for Library Services for Children Notable Children’s Recording, 2019

You Are Free, by Danzy Sansa, selection read by January LaVoy, AudioFile Earphones Award, 2018

You Bring the Distant Near, by Mitali Perkins, read by Sneha Mathan, Shivali Bhammer, Priya Ayyar, N’Jameh Camara, Zehra Jane Naqvi, APA Audie Award Finalist, 2018

My Sister the Serial Killer, by Oyinkan Braithwaite read by Adepero Oduye, 2018

Immigrant Montana, by Amitava Kuma, read by the author, 2018

Quicksand, by Malin Persson Giolito, read by Saakia Maarleveld, AudioFile Earphones Award, 2017

Dear Martin, By Nikki Stone, read by Dion Graham, AudioFile Earphones Award, 2017, YALSA Amazing Audiobook for Young Adults, 2019

We Should All Be Feminists, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, read by the author, 2017

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 3, by Rick Riordan read by Michael Crouch, AudioFile Best Audiobooks of the Year, 2017

Big Cats: Stories by Holiday Reinhorn, read by Lili Taylor, Virginia Madsen, Patricia Arquette and more, 2016


Teaching Artist, New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2021 – present

Visiting Instructor, Pratt Institute, 2019 – present

Artistic and Documentation Associate for the Stargate Theatre Company, Manhattan Theater Club, 2016 – present

Adjunct Faculty, Cleveland Institute of Art, 2016 – 2019

Teaching Artist, Center of Arts Inspired Learning, 2015

Adjunct Faculty, Cuyahoga Community College, 2011 – 2015


Producer & Sound Designer, Reverberations, American Slavery Project, 2020

Producer & Sound Designer, Black Woman and the Ballot, American Slavery Project, 2020

Producer & Director, Station Hope: A Conversation, Cleveland Public Theatre, 2019

Producer & Director, Plate Up! Cuyahoga Community College, 2015

Writers’ Assistant, As the World Turns CBS, 2005 – 2007

Production Coordinator & Researcher, Between the Lions, PBS, 2005

Production Coordinator, Biography, American Justice & Bio Extra A&E Networks, 2004 – 2005

Production Coordinator, Chappelle’s Show Comedy Central, 2003 – 2004

Production Office Coordinator, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn Comedy Central, 2002 – 2003

Production Coordinator, GAP and Cover Girl, 2002

Production Assistant, Reading Rainbow PBS, 2001 – 2002

Apprentice Editor, 25th Hour by Spike Lee, Touchtone Pictures, 2002

Postproduction Assistant, Say It Loud: A Celebration of Black Music in America by Nanette Burstein, Brett Morgen, VH-1, 2001

Postproduction Coordinator, New York: A Documentary Film by Ric Burns PBS, 2000

Postproduction Logger & Digitizer, Blue Vinyl by Judith Helfand HBO Documentary, 1999 – 2000


Award for Best Editing, “And so she works from home… as does she,” Duke University Independent Film Festival, 2023

Best Documentary, “In Tandem Pt. II: The Planet Egg, Experimental Film & Music Video Festival in Toronto, 2023

Flaherty Film Seminar Fellow, Duke University, 2022

Dean Research Award, Duke University, 2021 + 2022

David and Elizabeth Roderick Scholarship, Duke University MFA EDA, 2021

Creative Workforce Fellowship Grant, Arts Cleveland, 2016

Teaching Artist Grant, Center for Arts Inspired Learning, 2015

Ralph M. Bessie Excellence in Teaching Nominee, Cuyahoga Community College, 2013

Tisch NYU Alumni Microgrant Recipient, New York University Tisch School of the Arts , 2013 & 2012

Writing Fellowship Workshop Grantee, Nickelodeon, 2008

Writing Fellow, CBS & Televest Daytime Drama, 2005 & 2007

NYU Tisch Dean Cinematography Craft Award, Writer/Director, “Falling in the Night,” Tisch First Run FIlm Festival, 2000

Martin Scorsese Film Post-Production Grant, Writer/Director, “Falling in the Night,” NYU Tisch School of the Arts, 1999

Tisch Film Production Grant, Writer/Director, “Falling in the Night,” NYU Tisch School of the Arts, 1999

Director & Cinematography Award, “Hysteria” Charles University, 1998

20th Century Fox, Benjamin L. Hooks Scholarship, 1996-1999


Duke University, MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts, 2023

Charles University, Film School of the Academy of Performing Arts in the Czech Republic 1998

Emory University, in Atlanta Georgia 1998

New York University, BFA Tisch School of the Arts, Kanbar Film Institute of Film + Television, 2000