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Lee Sunday Evans

 
Bio:
Lee Sunday Evans is an Obie Award-winning Director + Choreographer and the Artistic Director of Waterwell. Her recent productions include: Dance Nation by Clare Barron (Playwrights Horizons), Intractable Woman by Stefano Massini and Caught by Christopher Chen (The Play Company), The Things That ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Lee Sunday Evans is an Obie Award-winning Director + Choreographer and the Artistic Director of Waterwell. Her recent productions include: Dance Nation by Clare Barron (Playwrights Horizons), Intractable Woman by Stefano Massini and Caught by Christopher Chen (The Play Company), The Things That ... (read complete bio)

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[Off-Broadway, 2020]
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[Off-Broadway, 2020]
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[Off-Broadway, 2019]
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[Off-Broadway, 2019]
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[Off-Broadway, 2019]
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[Off-Broadway, 2018]
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[Off-Broadway, 2018]
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[Off-Broadway, 2017]
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[Off-Broadway, 2017]
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[Off-Broadway, 2016]
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Karen Rodriguez, ensemble member Caroline Neff, director Lee Sunday Evans, Torrey Han Photo

Karen Rodriguez, ensemble member Caroline Neff, director Lee Sunday Evans, Torrey Hanson and Ariana Burks

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[Off-Broadway, 2020]
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[Off-Broadway, 2020]
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[Off-Broadway, 2019]
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Choreographer

[Off-Broadway, 2019]
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[Off-Broadway, 2019]
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[Off-Broadway, 2018]
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Choreographer

[Off-Broadway, 2018]
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[Off-Broadway, 2017]
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[Off-Broadway, 2017]
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[Off-Broadway, 2016]
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Lee Sunday Evans Biography

Lee Sunday Evans is an Obie Award-winning Director + Choreographer and the Artistic Director of Waterwell.
Her recent productions include: Dance Nation by Clare Barron (Playwrights Horizons), Intractable Woman by Stefano Massini and Caught by Christopher Chen (The Play Company), The Things That Were There by David Greenspan (The Bushwick Starr), [Porto] by Kate Benson (WP Theater/Bushwick Starr), HOME by Geoff Sobelle and Farmhouse/Whorehouse by Suzanne Bocanegra (BAM Next Wave Festival), Miller, Mississippi by Boo Killebrew (Dallas Theater Center), The Winter’s Tale (The Public Theater’s Mobile Unit), Bull in a China Shop by Bryna Turner (LCT3), Macbeth (Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival), Wellesley Girl by Brendan Pelsue (Humana Festival), D Deb Debbie Deborah by Jerry Lieblich (Clubbed Thumb), A Beautiful Day in November on the Banks of the Greatest of the Great Lakes by Kate Benson (New Georges/WP Theater). Additionally, she creates collaboratively devised work with CollaborationTown; their next production The Riddle of the Trilobites will premiere in Flint, Michigan in 2019. Her work has been presented/developed at Baryshnikov Arts Center, Sundance Theater Lab, BAX, CATCH, LMCC, Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center, and Juilliard among others. She received the 2017 SDC Breakout Award, and the 2016 Susan Stroman Directing Award from The Vineyard Theater.

Lee Sunday Evans Awards and Nominations

 
Drama League Awards - 2022 - Outstanding Direction of a Musical
Lee Sunday Evans, Oratorio For Living Things
 
Obie Awards - 2015 - Special Citations Gold Star
Lee Sunday Evans A Beautiful Day in November on the Banks of the Greatest of the Great Lakes

Lee Sunday Evans News

THE COURTROOM, Written by Arian Moayed & Directed by Lee Sunday Evans to Premiere at  Photo THE COURTROOM, Written by Arian Moayed & Directed by Lee Sunday Evans to Premiere at Tribeca Festival
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2022

The film The Courtroom, originally presented as an off-Broadway play, from Obie Award Winning director Lee Sunday Evans and the writer (and Succession breakout star) Arian Moayed, will premiere at the Tribeca Festival. 

A STRANGE LOOP, COMPANY, TAKE ME OUT & More Win 2022 Drama League Awards Photo A STRANGE LOOP, COMPANY, TAKE ME OUT & More Win 2022 Drama League Awards
by Team BWW - May 20, 2022

The 88th Annual Drama League Awards will be presented in person at The Ziegfeld Ballroom on Friday, May 20, 2022, at 12:00PM. The 2022 Awards will recognize eligible Broadway and Off-Broadway (non-virtual only) productions that began preview performances between March 16, 2021, and April 23, 2022.

A BURNING CHURCH Begins May 20 At New Ohio Theatre Photo A BURNING CHURCH Begins May 20 At New Ohio Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - May 19, 2022

New Ohio Theatre and IRT Theater's Archive Residency work-in-progress presentation of A Burning Church, with a book and direction by Alex Hare and Zhailon Levingston, music by Nehemiah Luckett and lyrics by Zhailon Levingston, begins performances on May 20 at New Ohio Theatre (154 Christopher Street) in New York City.

Ars Nova Cancels All Remaining Performances of ORATORIO FOR LIVING THINGS Photo Ars Nova Cancels All Remaining Performances of ORATORIO FOR LIVING THINGS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2022

Due to positive COVID test results within the company, Ars Nova has canceled all remaining performances of Oratorio for Living Things. The final performance of this three-time Lortel winner took place on May 14.

SIX, KIMBERLY AKIMBO Lead Nominations for 2022 Drama Desk Awards Photo SIX, KIMBERLY AKIMBO Lead Nominations for 2022 Drama Desk Awards
by Nicole Rosky - May 16, 2022

Nominations for the 66th Annual Drama Desk Awards were announced today, and the full list of nominees is available below.

Photos: Backstage at the 37th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards Photo Photos: Backstage at the 37th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 2, 2022

Taking home top prizes were Kimberly Akimbo and Oratorio For Living Things. Special honorees this year included Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Deirdre O'Connell and Playwrights' Sidewalk Inductee, David Henry Hwang.

KIMBERLY AKIMBO, ORATORIO FOR LIVING THINGS, and More Take Home 2022 Lucille Lortel A Photo KIMBERLY AKIMBO, ORATORIO FOR LIVING THINGS, and More Take Home 2022 Lucille Lortel Awards; Full List!
by Nicole Rosky - May 1, 2022

The 37th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway will be presented tonight, Sunday, May 1, 2022 at NYU Skirball beginning at 7:00pm EST. Stick with BroadwayWorld tonight as we share LIVE updates of the winners.

Clubbed Thumb Announces Casts for 25th Annual SUMMERWORKS Productions Photo Clubbed Thumb Announces Casts for 25th Annual SUMMERWORKS Productions
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 27, 2022

Tony Award-nominated and five-time Obie Award-winning theater company Clubbed Thumb has announced complete casting for the rescheduled 25th SUMMERWORKS festival of new plays. 

2022 Drama League Awards Nominations Announced- Full List! Photo 2022 Drama League Awards Nominations Announced- Full List!
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 25, 2022

The Drama League today announced the 2022 Drama League Awards Nominees for Outstanding Production of a Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Production of a Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, Outstanding Direction of a Play, Outstanding Direction of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award.

Cast Announced for Women-Led Production of DOM JUAN at Bard SummerScape 2022 Photo Cast Announced for Women-Led Production of DOM JUAN at Bard SummerScape 2022
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 18, 2022

The Fisher Center at Bard will present¬†a bold, gender-reframed, era-transcending vision of¬†Moli√®re‚Äôs 1665 tragicomedy¬†Dom Juan, conceived and directed by¬†Ashley Tata, with a new translation from NYU Professor of ‚Äč‚ÄčFrench Literature¬† and theater scholar¬†Sylvaine Guyot¬†and Fisher Center Artistic Director¬†Gideon Lester.

Lee Sunday Evans Videos

VIDEO: First Look At The Chicago Premiere of DANCE NATION At Steppenwolf VideoVIDEO: First Look At The Chicago Premiere of DANCE NATION At Steppenwolf
by Stage Tube - Dec 16, 2019

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere production of Pulitzer Prize Finalist Dance Nation by Clare Barron, directed and choreographed by Lee Sunday Evans.

VIDEO:  Playwright Clare Barron Talks DANCE NATION At Steppenwolf VideoVIDEO: Playwright Clare Barron Talks DANCE NATION At Steppenwolf
by Stage Tube - Dec 2, 2019

Steppenwolf Theatre Company is now in rehearsals with Pulitzer Prize Finalist Dance Nation by Clare Barron, directed and choreographed by Lee Sunday Evans. Steppenwolf's production features ensemble members Audrey Francis (The Moms/Vanessa), Tim Hopper (Dance Teacher Pat), Caroline Neff (Zuzu), and Karen Rodriguez (Amina) with Ariana Burks (Sofia), Adithi Chandrashekar (Connie), Shanésia Davis (Ashlee), Torrey Hanson (Luke) and Ellen Maddow (Maeve). A success-driven pre-teen dance troupe finds themselves trying to understand their ambition, insecurities, changing bodies, rivalries and friendships while exploring the desires, confusion and sometimes feral nature of adolescence.

Waterwell & Broadway Advocacy Coalition Launch THE FLORES EXHIBITS VideoWaterwell & Broadway Advocacy Coalition Launch THE FLORES EXHIBITS
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 18, 2019

Waterwell and Broadway Advocacy Coalition announced the launch of a?oeThe Flores Exhibits,a?? a series of short videos that amplify the voices of children held in detention facilities at the U.S. / Mexico Border. The first group of videos, with more to be released soon, are now live at www.flores-exhibits.org and form the core of an integrated strategy to affect change in our immigration system through narrative-driven advocacy.

BWW TV: First Look at Grace McLean's IN THE GREEN VideoBWW TV: First Look at Grace McLean's IN THE GREEN
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 27, 2019

Lincoln Center TheaterLCT3 produces the world premiere of In the Green, a new musical by Grace McLean, directed by Lee Sunday Evans. The production began performances Saturday, June 8 and will run for eight weeks only through Sunday, August 4 at the Claire Tow Theater (150 West 65 Street). Opening night is Thursday, June 27. In the Green's cast features Grace McLean, Rachael Duddy, Ashley Perez Flanagan, Mia Pak, and Hannah Whitney.

VIDEO: MILES FOR MARY Makes New York Return and Off-Broadway Premiere at Playwright's VideoVIDEO: MILES FOR MARY Makes New York Return and Off-Broadway Premiere at Playwright's Horizons
by Stage Tube - Dec 20, 2017

After a smash run last fall, Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) will present MILES FOR MARY, a new play by The Mad Ones. Directed by Lila Neugebauer, MILES FOR MARY received critical acclaim during its fall 2016 run at The Bushwick Starr. Watch the new trailer below!


Lee Sunday Evans Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Lee Sunday Evans been nominated for?
Outstanding Direction of a Musical (Drama League Awards) for Oratorio For Living Things and Special Citations (Obie Awards) for A Beautiful Day in November on the Banks of the Greatest of the Great Lakes .

What awards has Lee Sunday Evans won?
Special Citations (Obie Awards) for A Beautiful Day in November on the Banks of the Greatest of the Great Lakes.