SUSAN E. EVANS

SDC, Assoc. Member

ARTISTIC LEADERSHIP

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

LIVE ARTS THEATER

123 East Water Street, Charlottesville, CA 22902; 434-977-4177

June 1, 2021 -

TOWN HALL THEATRE (“THT”)

3535 School Street, Lafayette, CA 94549; 925-283-6673

December 2016 – July 31, 2020

Implementation of artistic vision; 4 show Main Stage season development, design and execution;

hiring and supervision of directors, designers and production teams; organizational planning; budgeting;

development of publicity materials; outreach to educational community and expansion of community

relations; representative in Bay Area theatre community

DOUGLAS MORRISSON THEATRE (“DMT”)

22311 N. Third Street, Hayward, CA 94546

April 2011 – June 2016*

Implementation of artistic vision; 4/5 show Main Stage season development, design and execution;

hiring and supervision of directors, designers and production teams; organizational planning; budgeting;

development of alternative ‘second stage’ programming; development of publicity materials, public

relations and marketing materials; outreach to educational community and expansion of community

relations; representative in Bay Area theatre community (*7/2016- 5/2017, Artistic Consultant)  

EASTENDERS REPERTORY COMPANY (“ERC”)                                                  

272 3rd Avenue   San Francisco, CA  94118 [no longer producing]

December 1998 – June 2010

Formulation and implementation of artistic vision and mission statement; season designing; strategic

and organizational planning; budgeting; programming; grant-writing and fund-raising; public relations

and marketing; representative in Bay Area theatre community; member, Board of Directors  

DIRECTING CREDITS

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA STAGE

THE BRECHT PROJECT - https://www.thebrechtproject.org/

The Private Life of the (Not So) Master Race  

(new works by Clay, Ibrahim, Munson, U'Ren, inspired by Brecht), Oct 2020

TOWN HALL THEATRE  3535 School Street, Lafayette, CA  94549  

The Cherry Orchard (Anton Chekhov, tr. Nelson, Pevear, Volokhonsky), Feb-March 2020

The Revolutionists (Lauren Gunderson), Sept-Oct 2018

  • Theatre Bay Area Recommended Production

Sense & Sensibility (Kate Hamill),May-June 2018

  • Theatre Bay Area Recommended Production; Shellie Award for Best Direction

CONTRA COSTA CIVIC THEATRE  951 Pomona El Cerrito, CA 94530  

Well (Lisa Kron),Feb-March 2017

  • Theatre Bay Area Recommended Production

DOUGLAS MORRISSON THEATRE  22311 N. Third Street, Hayward, CA  94546

Mrs. Warren’s Profession (Bernard Shaw),Feb-March 2016

The Skin of Our Teeth (Thornton Wilder), May-June 2015

Three Sisters Chekhov (Tracy Letts), Feb-March 2015             

An Ideal Husband (Scott Munson, adapted from Oscar Wilde), Feb-March 2014                          

Eurydice (Sarah Ruhl), May-June 2013

All My Sons (Arthur Miller), Nov-Dec 2012

Dividing the Estate (Horton Foote), Feb-March 2012

Private Lives (Noël Coward), Feb-March 2011

SOLO PERFORMANCE - CAROLYN DOYLE

S.F. Fringe Festival/Exit Theatre, San Francisco

Good Grief! Confessions of a Peanuts Junkie  (Carolyn Doyle),  Sept. 2010

Also performed at Tell it on Tuesday; CounterPULSE-Words First

The Marsh, San Francisco

Confessions of a Refrigerator Mother  (Carolyn Doyle), March 2009  

                                                                              

EASTENDERS REPERTORY COMPANY - various venues

We Won’t Pay! We Won’t Pay! (Dario Fo) @ Eureka Theatre Co., San Francisco, March 2010

  • Featured in American Theatre Magazine

The Dove (Djuna Barnes), in 100 Years of Queer Theatre @ Theatre Rhinoceros, San Francisco, Nov 2008

Terminating… (Tony Kushner) in 100 Years of Queer Theatre, @ Theatre Rhinoceros, Nov 2008    

Frozen  (Bryony Lavery) @ Eureka Theatre, Sept 2008

Audience & Unveiling (2 Vañek Plays) (Václav Havel) @ Jewish Comm Ctr of the East Bay (JCCEB), May 2008

Fear and Misery of the Third Reich (Bertolt Brecht) @ A Traveling Jewish Theatre. S.F., & JCCEB, May 2007

The Lover (Harold Pinter) in Pinteresque @ Eureka Theatre, Sept-Oct 2006

Playing With Fire (August Strindberg) in 100 Years of Sex-Acts @ The Exit on Taylor, S.F., March 2006

The Love of Don Perlimplín and Belisa in his Garden (Federico García Lorca) in 100 Years of Sex-Acts @ The Exit on Taylor, March 2006

Three More Sleepless Nights (Caryl Churchill) in 100 Years of Sex-Acts @ The Exit on Taylor, March 2006                 

WWJD? Some Good Old Medieval Morality Play Motor Oil by Scott Munson, a World Premiere  @The Ashby Stage, Berkeley, May 2005

The Bedbug (Vladimir Mayakovsky) in 100 Years of Political Theatre @ Eureka Theatre, Sept 2004

Far Away (Caryl Churchill) in 100 Years of Political Theatre @ Eureka Theatre, Sept 2004

[sic] (Melissa James Gibson) in Post-Modern Comedy @ Eureka Theatre, Sept-Oct 2003

Moony’s Kid Don’t Cry (Tennessee Williams) in Eight x Tenn  @ Eureka Theatre, Sept-Oct 2002

In the Bar of a Tokyo Hotel (Tennessee Williams) in Eight  x Tenn @ Eureka Theatre, Sept-Oct 2002

The Long Goodbye  (Tennessee Williams) in Tenn in 2002! @ Eureka Theatre, March-April 2002

Mixed Doubles  (George Feydeau & Desvallières) in 106 Years of Comedy @ Eureka Theatre, Sept-Oct 2001

Early Mourning (Noël Coward) in 106 Years of Comedy @ Eureka Theatre, Sept-Oct 2001

Frenzy For Two, Or More (Eugène Ionesco) in 106 Years of Comedy, @ Eureka Theatre, Sept-Oct 2001

Reverse Transcription  (Tony Kushner) in 106 Years of Comedy, @ Eureka Theatre, Sept-Oct 2001

June Bug Music, Part III of  The Twyla Trilogy, by Charles E. Polly @ The Magic Theatre, San Francisco, Nov 2000

In the Shadow of the Glen (John M. Synge) in 100 Years of Euro-One-Acts @ Traveling Jewish Theatre, Aug 2000

The Virtuous Burglar  (Dario Fo) in 100 Years of Euro-One-Acts,  @ Traveling Jewish Theatre, Aug 2000

Blue Kettle  (Caryl Churchill) in 100 Years of Euro-One-Acts, @ Traveling Jewish Theatre, Aug 2000

Waiting for Lefty  (Clifford Odets) in 100 Years of One-Acts, @ Traveling Jewish Theatre, 1999

Hughie (Eugene O’Neill) in 100 Years of One-Acts,  @ Traveling Jewish Theatre, 1999

Twyla’s Story, Part II of The Twyla Trilogy, a  World Premiere by Charles E. Polly @ The Magic Theatre, S.F., Aug-Sep 1998

Something Cloudy, Something Clear  (Tennessee Williams) @ Yugen/Noh Space, San Franscisco, Feb-March 1997

Rasputin Theater Company

Three Hands Clapping (Asst Dir) (Jennifer Stone) , The Lab, San Francisco

Family Classic Children’s Theatre

Cinderella  (William Glennon)  Berkeley, CA

REGIONAL CREDITS

Cinderella (William Glennon) - Emory Children's Theatre, Atlanta, GA (touring and mainstage)

Hansel and Gretel (Phyllis McCallum)  - Emory Children's Theatre (touring/mainstage)

Alice in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll, ad. Madge Miller) - Emory Children's Theatre (touring/mainstage)

Sanatorium  (Somerset Maugham) -  Emory Univ. One-Act Festival, Atlanta, GA

Macbeth (Asst Dir) (William Shakespeare) -  Emory Theatre (mainstage), Atlanta, GA

READINGS

Actors Reading Writers, Berkeley City Club, Berkeley, CA – 2007-present; ongoing directing              

INSTRUCTOR

           Rossmoor Drama Association: Directing Workshop

           Bentley School: Audition Class (Ryan Weible)

Hayward Area Recreation and Park District @DMT:  Audition Workshop

Eastenders Repertory Company:  Audition Workshops; Directing Workshops; Tennessee Williams Scene Study Workshop; Directing/Scene Study Workshop; Comedy Workshop; Scene Study                   

BOA/Three Wise Monkeys, San Francisco, CA: Directing New Plays         

Theatre-in-Education Project:  Instructor for San Francisco-based program serving local high schools coordinated by Judith Messier

                                                                                                                                                                       

PLAYWRIGHT & ADAPTATIONS

Farewell for 4 or Williams Meets Beckett on a Park Bench, produced by Eastenders Repertory Company,

   in Tenn In 2002!

Sanatorium, adapted from a television screen play by Somerset Maugham, produced by Emory University,

   as part of One-Act Play Festival

EDUCATION

Drama Studio London @ Berkeley Acting Program, Certificate with Distinction

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art London Summer Drama Workshop

Emory University, Atlanta, GA: B.A. in English

REFERENCES

Michelle Hoselton, Production Manager, Town Hall Theatre, michelle.hoselton@townhalltheatre.com; 925.759.6354

Terry Sullivan, Former Production Manager, Douglas Morrisson Theatre; tersul1105@gmail.com; 510.589.3546

Dale Albright, Former Program Director, Theatre Bay Area, dalester17@att.net; 510.326.8197

Kim Tolman, Production Designer, kim@kimtolmandesign.com; 323.978.3330

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