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Evan Linder

 
Bio:
Evan Linder is an ensemble member and the founding co-artistic director of Chicago's The New Colony, a theatre company founded in 2008 devoted to world premiere plays and musicals. He works in Chicago as a playwright, actor and director. He also teaches playwriting at the University of Chicago. Evan ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Evan Linder is an ensemble member and the founding co-artistic director of Chicago's The New Colony, a theatre company founded in 2008 devoted to world premiere plays and musicals. He works in Chicago as a playwright, actor and director. He also teaches playwriting at the University of Chicago. Evan ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
MCC Theater Production, 2013
Performer

Writing

Co-Playwright

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Laura Berner Taylor, Joe Lino and Evan Linder Photo

Laura Berner Taylor, Joe Lino and Evan Linder

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05/07/2018
Evan Linder and Laura Berner Taylor Photo

Evan Linder and Laura Berner Taylor

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05/07/2018
Joe Lino and Evan Linder Photo

Joe Lino and Evan Linder

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05/07/2018
Laura Berner Taylor and Evan Linder Photo

Laura Berner Taylor and Evan Linder

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05/07/2018
Adam Soule, Evan Linder and David Weiss Photo

Adam Soule, Evan Linder and David Weiss

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07/05/2017

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
MCC Theater Production, 2013
Performer

Writing
Co-Playwright

Evan Linder Biography

Evan Linder is an ensemble member and the founding co-artistic director of Chicago's The New Colony, a theatre company founded in 2008 devoted to world premiere plays and musicals. He works in Chicago as a playwright, actor and director. He also teaches playwriting at the University of Chicago. Evan is a proud graduate of the College of Charleston and is the recipient of the school's Alumni of the Year award in 2016. His plays include Byhalia Mississippi, Jo & Liv, The Hunted, 11:11, The Warriors, The Bear Suit of Happiness, B-Side Studio and 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche, which enjoyed an Off-Broadway run as part of the Soho Playhouse's 2012-2013 season and has seen productions in over 35 States, Canada, Australia, Denmark, Spain, Great Britain & Japan. Byhalia, Mississippi received simultaneous world premiere productions on January 8th, 2016 at theatres in Chicago, Toronto, Memphis and Charleston SC. The following week, theatres in Boulder, Los Angeles and Birmingham produced staged readings of the play before a live online World Premiere Conversation was held connecting audiences and creative teams in all seven cities. Byhalia received six nominations including Best Production at Chicago's 2016 Jeff Awards, winning three including the Jeff Award for Best New Work. In summer of 2016, Byhalia, Mississippi was remounted with the original Chicago cast at Steppenwolf Theatre Company. The Kennedy Center will produce Byhalia, Mississippi in June 2019 as part of their 2018-19 season. His play The Hunted, co-written with Paul Oakley Stovall, was named a finalist for the 2017 O'Neill Playwrights Conference and received further development at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's Black Swan Lab. His newest play Jo & Liv was commissioned by the Goodman Theatre and received a staged reading there in July 2017 directed by Krissy Vanderwarker. At The New Colony in Chicago, Evan continues to teach the Writers Room, an education program he created in 2015 that has now welcomed over 100 emerging playwrights.




Evan Linder News

Photos: First Look at 5 LESBIANS EATING A QUICHE At The Theater Project Photo Photos: First Look at 5 LESBIANS EATING A QUICHE At The Theater Project
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 9, 2022

5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche by Evan Linder and Andrew Hobgood will be presented at Burgdorff Cultural Center, 10 Durand Rd, Maplewood, NJ now through September 18, 2022. See photos here!

The Theater Project Presents 5 LESBIANS EATING A QUICHE, September 8- 18 Photo The Theater Project Presents 5 LESBIANS EATING A QUICHE, September 8- 18
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 31, 2022

5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche, a comedy about five 'bachelor gals' in the duck and cover days of 1956 is the third and final show in The Theater Project's (TheTheaterProject.org) Three Plays in Three Months summer season at the Maplewood Burgdorff Cultural Center, 10 Durand Road.

37th Theater Works Season Offers A Diverse Lineup of Shows For The 2022-2023 Season Photo 37th Theater Works Season Offers A Diverse Lineup of Shows For The 2022-2023 Season
by Grace Cutler - Aug 20, 2022

Theater Works’ 37th season offers a diverse lineup of live theater productions for kids, families and adults through its Main Stage, After Dark and Youth Works productions.

Playhouse On The Square Opens Season 54 With A World Premiere SHANKTOWN Photo Playhouse On The Square Opens Season 54 With A World Premiere SHANKTOWN
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 30, 2022

Playhouse on the Square present the winner of the 2021NewWorks@TheWorks national playwriting competition, SHANKTOWN by Mary Donnet Johnson, running July 8 ‚Äď July 24 at TheatreWorks@TheSquare.

The Theater Project Returns To In-Person Performances In Maplewood Photo The Theater Project Returns To In-Person Performances In Maplewood
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 20, 2022

The Theater Project (TheTheaterProject.org), a leading incubator for rising talent and a showcase for New Jersey artists, will reopen for live performances in Maplewood, NJ's Burgdorff Cultural Center on July 7.

Theater Works Announces 2022-2023 Season Productions Photo Theater Works Announces 2022-2023 Season Productions
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 23, 2022

 Theater Works has announced a new lineup full of family favorites, a holiday mainstay hit and glorious musicals.  Theater Works’ Mainstage series features musicals, drama and a return to large scale productions sure to stir imagination and maybe even some singing-a-long.

Playhouse On The Square To Move Regional Premiere of TORCH SONG Back One Week Photo Playhouse On The Square To Move Regional Premiere of TORCH SONG Back One Week
by Stephi Wild - Jan 17, 2022

Caution with COVID-19 cases as well as allowing production teams time to realize design has been the main factor is the organization's decision to move the performance dates.  I addition, the theatre's Pay What You Can Night will also move from Thursday, February 3rd to Thursday, February 10th.

Playhouse On The Square To Move Regional Premiere of TORCH SONG Back One Week Photo Playhouse On The Square To Move Regional Premiere of TORCH SONG Back One Week
by Stephi Wild - Jan 12, 2022

Caution with COVID-19 cases as well as allowing production teams time to realize design has been the main factor is the organization's decision to move the performance dates.  I addition, the theatre's Pay What You Can Night will also move from Thursday, February 3rd to Thursday, February 10th.

 Photo Playhouse on the Square to Offer Live Stream Performances of THE GOODBYE LEVEE        
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 10, 2022

Due in part to grants from the Tennessee Arts Commission, The Jeniam Foundation, and Arts Memphis Playhouse on the Square will be offering live streaming of the upcoming world premiere performances of The Goodbye Levee.

Playhouse On The Square Set For The Regional Premiere Of Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SON Photo Playhouse On The Square Set For The Regional Premiere Of Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 4, 2022

Playhouse on the Square set for the regional premiere of Harvey Fierstein's groundbreaking play, Torch Song, running January 28 ‚Äď February 13, 2022 at The Circuit Playhouse, 51 South Cooper Street, Memphis, TN 38104.

Evan Linder Videos

STAGE TUBE: 43rd Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards Nominees Are Announced - HEATHERS, BYHALIA, MISSISSIPPI, LONDON WALL and More!
by Stage Tube - Apr 27, 2016

The Jeff Awards Committee today announced 121 nominations in 24 categories for the 43rd Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards for productions that opened between April 1, 2015, and March 31, 2016. The Non-Equity Awards honor excellence in Chicago theatres not under a union contract. Jeff judges attended opening nights of 148 productions offered by 67 Non-Equity producing organizations. The Jeff Committee recommended 65 of those shows (or 44%), making them eligible for Non-Equity Jeff Award nominations. Of the 65 Jeff Recommended productions, a record 53 (or 82%) received nominations, representing 32 theatre companies.


Evan Linder Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Evan Linder written?
Evan Linder has written 1 shows including 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche (Co-Playwright).