Christine Evans

Christine Evans’ award-winning plays have been produced in her native Australia, the US and the UK. Selected production highlights include YOU ARE DEAD. YOU ARE HERE., developed with Joseph Megel and Jared Mezzocchi (HERE Arts, NYC, 2013); TROJAN BARBIE at the American Repertory Theater, the Garage Theater, Playbox Theatre (UK) and Charing Cross Theatre (UK); WEIGHTLESS, MOTHERGUN and ALL SOULS’ DAY at Perishable Theatre; SLOW FALLING BIRD at Crowded Fire, San Francisco and at Darwin Theatre Company; in Australia, MY VICIOUS ANGEL at Belvoir St. Theatre, Vitalstatistix, and the Adelaide International Festival of the Arts. Her plays are published by Samuel French (TROJAN BARBIE) Smith and Kraus (BEST MONOLOGUES, 2010) and THEATER FORUM. NoPassport published her anthology, WAR PLAYS, in 2013.

Selected honors include a Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Award, two MacDowell Colony residencies, a Bogliasco Foundation Fellowship, an Australian Fulbright Award, Perishable’s International Women’s Playwriting Competition (2000 and 2002), the Jane Chambers Playwriting Award, Plays for the 21st Century Award, the Rella Lossy Playwriting Award, and 2009 and 2013 Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) Playwriting Fellowships.

Evans was a 2012 O’Neill Finalist, a 2010-13 Resident Artist at HERE (NY), a 2008-10 Women’s Project Playwrights Lab member, and is a Core Member of the Playwrights’ Center. She holds an M.F.A. and Ph.D. from Brown, served as Briggs-Copeland Lecturer on English at Harvard University from 2007-2012 and in 2012, joined Georgetown University’s faculty in the Department of Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

Her first novel, CLOUDLESS, set in a hot Perth summer, was published by UWA Publishing in 2015.

She dreams of being one of those writers who "divides her time" between the US and Australia.

MY VICIOUS ANGEL by Christine Evans
PUSSY BOY by Christine Evans
MOTHERGUN by Christine Evans
WEIGHTLESS by Christine Evans
SLOW FALLING BIRD by Christine Evans
GALILEE by Christine Evans

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