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A US PLAYWRIGHT living and writing in NY, NY; Ohio; and Tucson, AZ: director, MFA in Filmmaking-
The following is from Evans' program for the concert presentation of her 2nd musical ROSE THORN IN A YAQUI SPRING for Friday Night FOOTLIGHTS! at the Dramatist Guild of America, 1501 Broadway, NY, NY
on September 15, 2017:
Linda Evans (LG Evans)(Music, Lyrics, Book) Rose Thorn In A Yaqui Spring is a playwright, director, composer, adjunct professor, filmmaker, and now composer of symphonies.
Realizing the production challenge of 280 Yaqui dancers, Evans has written this musical 3 ways: (1) for NY stage, 12 actor/vocalists, projections & additional 80 dancers; (2) for Universities, 50 actor/vocalists, projections and 60 additional dancers; (3) Outdoor Theatre, 30 actor/vocalists with 280 extra Yaqui dancers!
Evans’ has spent time with the Tucson Pascua Yaqui tribe in Arizona, from 2005 when she first watched Louis Masso (Deer) as a Deer Dancer until the present.
In 2010 Evans was given an award from Brad Lyons, Artistic Director, of Timber Lake Playhouse (west of Chicago) to turn a play into a musical. During these last 7 years Evans wrote her first musical Enter Singing, which was produced in NYC and she was a playwright with Arizona Theatre Company (LORT) in Tucson where she wrote 2 full-length plays (A REST IN ANGER, MADE IN AMERICA) and a short play (Lady Chief 2000) about the 1st female Chief of the Pascua Yaqui tribe, while writing 21 songs and 3 symphonies for Rose Thorn.
Evans has also processed deer hooves in the traditional way to make costuming and has studied dance movements of the Yaqui 1st hand.
All depictions are interpretations of Pascua Yaqui customs
As a playwright Evans is known as an absurdist with 2 Manhattan Equity productions, Sticky Girls (Patricia Watt producer, Fred Astaire Awards; now Chita Rivira Awards, Love, Janis) and off-Broadway, Lipstick on a Pig (Embrace Arms).
Evans is a full member of the Dramatists Guild of America, present member and former Secretary General of International Center of Women Playwrights (ICWP), ASCAP and was inducted into the Outdoor Theatre organization fall, 2016.
Archived at the Ohio State University, Thompson Library (Main), Columbus, Ohio; Google: Linda Evans, playwright. Evans’ MFA (Master of Fine Arts) from Columbia College, Chicago is for Filmmaking.
For further info about this musical, feel free to email me at LINDAEVANS1@aol.com