Candy Simmons is an actor, playwright, and theater producer based out of Minneapolis, MN. In 2008 she produced her first full-length solo work, AFTERLIFE. Since then, Candy has toured AFTERLIFE and two other new works across the US and Canada to much praise from critics and audience alike, including the Best Female Performer Award at the Victoria Fringe Festival. She was the recipient of a 2011 Artists Initiative Grant from the MN State Arts Board, which supported the development of her most recent work, EXPIRATION DATE. Lauded for her emotionally evocative performances and strong character work, Candy seeks to create theatrical works that are high on storytelling and low on technical fireworks. She believes that by providing a platform for audience and artist to engage we encourage all participants to see themselves a bit more clearly. She believes people are funny, ridiculous and fascinating, and that everyone has a story to tell if given the opportunity. Outside of her work with SunsetGun Candy is an accomplished actress and has worked with theater companies such as: The 92nd Street Y (NYC), Emerging Artists Theatre (NYC), Abingdon Theater Co. (NYC), Carolinian Shakespeare Festival (NC), Red Eye Theater (MN), Alan Berks & Co. (MN), Gremlin Theatre (MN). Candy received her BA in Theatre from Florida State University.