Evan Linder
Co-Artistic Director

Evan Linder is an ensemble member and the founding co-artistic director The New Colony. He works in Chicago as a playwright, actor and director. He also teaches playwriting at the University of Chicago. Evan is a proud graduate of the College of Charleston, which presented him the Alumnus of the Year award in 2016. His plays include Byhalia Mississippi, 11:11, The Warriors, The Bear Suit of Happiness, B-Side Studio, The Hunted, Jo & Liv and 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche, which was named Best Overall Production at the 2012 NYC International Fringe Festival and is published by Samuel French. 5 Lesbians also enjoyed an Off-Broadway run as part of the Soho Playhouse’s 2012-2013 season and has seen productions in over 35 States, Canada, Australia, Denmark, Spain, South Africa, Great Britain & Japan. Byhalia, Mississippi (2016 Jeff Award: Best New Work) opens in Washington D.C. in June 2019 as part of the Kennedy Center’s 2018-2019 Season. At The New Colony, Evan continues to teach the Writers Room, an education program he created in 2015 that has now welcomed over 100 emerging Chicago playwrights. Evanlinder.com

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