Press

The Cherry Orchard

"It takes great skill to put together the rich tapestry of human characters that are explored in Anton Chekhov's work, in a way that appeals to modern audiences without sacrificing its depth. Town Hall Theatre has successfully met this challenge with "The Cherry Orchard," thanks to a lovely and talented cast led by the precise vision of director Susan Evans." - Lamorinda Weekly

The Revolutionists

"Director Susan Evans has found the right balance of poignance and comedy to make this production a

winner." - eastbaytimes.com

Sense & Sensibility

" ... under the sturdy, literarily-astute direction of Ms. Evans, Town Hall is housing a superb production of Sense & Sensibility." - Road to 1,000

Well

"Directed by Susan E. Evans, the CCCT production is sharp and funny and pleasingly complex." - Mercury News

Mrs. Warren's Profession

" ... directed by DMT’s Artistic Director, Susan Evans. In her skilled hands, the seasoned cast operated like a well-tuned timepiece." - Tri-City Voice

The Skin of Our Teeth

".Artistic director Susan E. Evans effectively plays up the humor of the script in her staging"

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Three Sisters

" ... director Susan E. Evans delivering a quietly powerful production aided by an excellent cast who capture the deep rivers of passion and frustration and splashes of humor with great skill and personality."  - Tri-City Voice

Eurydice 

 "Evans does an excellent job of directing, filling the play with tiny surprises and keeping the pace quick  

  and the wit sharp." - San Jose Mercury News

"Eurydice is handled with just the right amount of pathos and delicacy. Directed with a sure hand by artistic director Susan E. Evans, the show creates firm truths ...  - Bay Area Plays

All My Sons

“Director Susan E. Evans provides an exceptional piece of theatre with a remarkable cast, a dynamic and cohesive unit who blend in perfect partnership from beginning to end. …  “All My Sons” is an outstanding production that lingers in the mind long after the closing scene has faded to black.” - Tri-City Voice

Dividing the Estate

 " ... director Susan E. Evans, who also serves as the theater's artistic director, and her delightful cast make the show sparkle. …” - San Jose Mercury News

Private Lives

"The show is also a triumph for Hayward's Douglas Morrisson Theatre, where director Susan E. Evans leads her remarkable cast across an elegant art deco set (by Kim A. Tolman) ..."  Mercury News

We Won't Pay! We Won't Pay!

" ... Eastenders' production, confidently helmed by artistic director Susan E. Evans, does it full justice."

San Francisco Bay Guardian

"... artistic director Susan E. Evans sees revisiting Fo's anarchic farce as an ideal opportunity for local up-and-coming playwrights to exercise their own voices in conversation with the master political satirist. Hence, Fo/Faux! matches We Won'tPay with world premieres of several short works inspired by

Fo's socially conscious mayhem." 

 - American Theatre March 2010

Frozen

"The play ... craftily sucks you in, holds onto you and doesn't let go until the ride is over. And it leaves you thinking about what you've experienced for days after leaving the theater." - Bay Area News Group

"As for Evans, she's simply and skillfully done what a director should do: create an ideal physical and emotional environment that lets the main elements of the play -- the actors -- carry the narrative in its essential form. " - KQEDArts

Fear and Misery of the Third Reich

" ... besides being a revelation, it contains scenes of undeniable dramatic impact, staged and performed to striking effect. " - San Francisco Chronicle

"It's absorbing, sometimes very funny, and deeply affecting. ... This Eastenders production, solidly presided over by artistic director Suan Evans and founder Charles Polly, emphasizes the documentary aspects of these brief cameos  ... the audience leaves with much to mull over, difficult but fascinating truths that the valiant Eastenders have portrayed." - Berkeley Daily Planet

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" ... director Susan E. Evans has created a comic and poignant tour-de-force of drifting post-adolescents ... Highly recommended ..." - San Francisco Bay Times

Twyla's Story

"Director Susan Evans has staged the multi-scene play smoothly and robustly."- Bay Area Reporter

106 Years of Comedy

Reverse Transcription: "Director Evans gets some terrific performances from her actors ..." - Oakland Tribune

One Hundred Years of Euro-One-Acts

Blue Kettle: " ... It's a top-notch piece of theater: sharp detailed performances, fine direction, and a smart innovative new play." - East Bay Express