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Evan Linder

Evan Linder

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. His play The Bear Suit of Happiness and his hybrid stageplay/sitcom/webseries B-Side Studio (co-written with Hit the Wall playwright Ike Holter) both received their world premieres in Chicago in 2013. He was recently listed on Chicago Magazine's 2013 Power List of Theater Scene Stealers. He will next be seen onstage in The New Colony's ReWilding Genius at the Steppenwolf Garage in March 2014. 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