Ms. Evans has been creating, performing, and directing physical theater work since 1975. She created, directed and choreographed Is It Already Dusk? (Irondale Theater Center, NYC) Decade at a Glance, (Teatro IATI, Harold Clurman Center NYC, and Artist Inc. at Michalopoulas Studio New Orleans.) She won a Fringe First Award at the 1996 Edinburgh Fringe Festival for Where Ravens Rule. She has toured her solo work in Brazil, Austria, and Germany. She has been the recipient of 3 NEA and 4 NYSCA Grants. She was awarded a Citation of Excellence from the Union Internationale de la Marionnette for her work combining dance, acting, and puppetry in Rico and Dolores. She was a 2002 Tennessee Williams Fellow at the University of the South. She has directed numerous solo shows developed at Joan Evans’ Performance Salon. She has taught at The Stage School in Hamburg, Germany; John Abbott College in Quebec, Michael Howard Studios, and privately in NYC. She holds a BA from Wheaton College, Massachusetts, and an MFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts.
Master Teacher, Physical Acting