Christine Evans’ plays have been produced and won awards in her native Australia, the US, Canada, the UK, Austria and New Zealand. Her play Trojan Barbie is published by Samuel French (UK and US). Recent honors include a 2020 Howard Foundation Award, three MacDowell Fellowships and four DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Fellowships. Her novel-in-verse, Cloudless, was released by UWA Publishing (2015). Current projects include the Russian-American play festival, Flash Acts; the libretto for Three Marys, a contemporary chamber opera composed by Andrée Greenwell; and a novel, Nadia, about a Bosnian refugee in 1990s London. Christine holds an MFA and PhD from Brown University, served as Briggs-Copeland Lecturer on English at Harvard from 2007-12, and is an Associate Professor of Performing Arts at Georgetown University.
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MORE ABOUT ME
I feel most like myself beside, or in, the ocean. There's a sense of connection and peace, and an expanded kind of time --rhythmic, cyclic time--by the sea. It reminds me that life is tidal. Likewise, in theater and art, I'm most drawn to work that gestures, through form, to the ineffable, giving me fresh perspective and breath.
WHAT I'M WORKING ON
My second novel; a libretto for an Australian chamber opera; and small fragments of writing. Working on quieting my mind to see what wants to come in.
tragi-comic, poetic, international, women, adaptations, opera