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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. He works as a playwright, actor and director. He also teaches playwriting at the University of Chicago. Evan's first play produced in Chicago, FRAT, was named as one of the Best of 2009 in the Chicago Tribune, Windy City Times and Newcity. 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 immediately transferred to an Off-Broadway run as part of the Soho Playhouse's 2012-2013 season. In 2013, 5 Lesbians was published by Samuel French and Evan was listed on Chicago Magazine's Power List of Theater Scene Stealers. In 2014, Evan originated the roles of Jonathan in The New Colony's reWILDing Genius for Steppenwolf's Garage Rep and Orville in Orville and Wilbur Did It! with The New Colony. 2014 also saw his play The Bear Suit of Happiness published by Chicago Dramaworks and his play Byhalia, Mississippi named the winner of the New Works Competition at Playhouse on the Square in Memphis, TN. Byhalia, Mississippi received simultaneous world premieres in four cities (Chicago, Memphis, Toronto and Charleston, SC) in January, 2016. Works in development include The Hunted, co-written with Paul Oakley Stovall and The Issue, which is in currently in workshops with The New Colony. www.evanlinder.com


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