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Evan Linder is a founding member of The New Colony(Winner of Broadway in Chicago's Emerging Theatre Award- 2011) in Chicago, IL where he also serves as Co-Artistic Director. A graduate of the College of Charleston, Mr. Linder has had the pleasure of working with Victory Gardens, The Inconvenience, Collaboraction, Bailiwick Chicago, the side project and Bohemian Theater Ensemble during his time in Chicago. His first play produced in Chicago, FRAT, was named as one of the Best of 2009 in the Chicago Tribune, Windy City Times and New City. Other works include 11:11, The Warriors, The Bear Suit of Happiness, B-Side Studio and 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche, which was named Best Overall Production at the 2012 NYC International Fringe Festival and is published by Samuel French. 5 Lesbians enjoyed an Off-Broadway run as part of the Soho Playhouse's 2012-2013 season. Mr. Linder also co-wrote the book to the glam-rock musical Rise of the Numberless, which was developed by The New Colony and Bailiwick Chicago in 2012. He was recently listed on Chicago Magazine's 2013 Power List of Theater Scene Stealers.
In 2014, Evan originated the roles of Jonathan in reWILDing Genius for Steppenwolf’s Garage Rep and Orville in Orville and Wilbur Did It! with The New Colony. In September 2014, his new play Byhalia, Mississippi was named a finalist in the New Works @ TheWorks competition at Playhouse on the Square in Memphis, TN, his play The Bear Suit of Happiness was published by Chicago Dramaworks, and his play The Five received a four-week workshop at Rhodes College. Evan will be directing the musical Plastic Revolution for The New Colony in January 2015. In addition to being a playwright, Mr. Linder also works as a director, actor, creative consultant and teaches playwriting at the University of Chicago.
Samuel French Titles by Evan Linder
- Broadway’s Future Songbook Series Features Robert Lindsey-Nassif on Sept 28
- Dark, Perverse, and Immensely Fascinating: The World of The Nether
- Young Playwrights, Listen Up!
- Broadway Back to School: September 20 at 54 Below!
- The Dramatists Guild Fund and Program Chairs Announce 2015 – 2016 Class of Dramatists Guild Fellows
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