Christine M Evans


Associate Professor


Department of Performing Arts
General profile


Christine Evans’ award-winning plays have been produced in Australia, the US and the UK. Selected production highlights include YOU ARE DEAD. YOU ARE HERE., developed with Joseph Megel and Jared Mezzocchi (HERE Arts, NYC, 2013); TROJAN BARBIE at the American Repertory Theater, the Garage Theater, Playbox Theatre (UK) and Charing Cross Theatre (UK); WEIGHTLESS, MOTHERGUN and ALL SOULS’ DAY at Perishable Theatre; SLOW FALLING BIRD at Crowded Fire, San Francisco and at Darwin Theatre Company; in Australia, MY VICIOUS ANGEL at Belvoir St. Theatre, Vitalstatistix, and the Adelaide International Festival of the Arts.

Her plays are published by Samuel French, Smith and Kraus, NoPassport Press and in THEATRE FORUM.

Honors include a 2014 Bogliasco Foundation Fellowship for her current project, CLOUDLESS; a Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Fellowship, an Australia Council for the Arts Creative Development award, an Australian Fulbright Award in Visual and Performing Arts, and residency fellowships at the artist colonies Yaddo, MacDowell Colony, the Millay Colony for the Arts and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She received an International Collaboration grant from Georgetown in 2013 to develop new work with Australian collaborators.

Playwriting awards include Perishable Theater's International Women’s Playwriting Competition (2000 and 2002), the Jane Chambers Playwriting Award (2007), Plays for the 21st Century Award (2009), the Rella Lossy Playwriting Award, the Weston Award for Dramatic Writing, and two Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) Playwriting Fellowships (2009 and 2013).

Evans was a 2010-13 Resident Artist at HERE (NY), where she developed her multi-media play, YOU ARE DEAD. YOU ARE HERE., for its Equity showcase production at HERE in 2013. She was a 2008-10 Women’s Project Playwrights Lab member, and is a Core Member of the Playwrights’ Center.

Evans served as Briggs-Copeland Lecturer on English at Harvard University from 2007-12, where she inaugurated the now-annual Harvard Playwrights' Festival with Gideon Lester. She joined the Georgetown Department of Performing Arts faculty in 2012.


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  • Ph.D (2007) Brown University, Theatre & Performance Studies
  • MFA (2002) Brown University, Playwriting
  • B.A. (Hons) (1995) University of Technology, Sydney, Communication Studies