Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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Don Evans Biography (1938-)
Addresses: Office: c/o Trenton State College, Hillwood Lakes, Trenton,NJ, 08625; Agent: Lucy Kroll, 390 W. End Avenue, New York, NY, 10024.
- playwright, educator
- Birth Details
- April 27, 1938
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Associate Professor of Afro-American Studies, Princeton University and Trenton State College, 1971-present.
Sugarmouth Sam Don't Dance No More, 1973; Showdown, 1976; The Prodigals, 1977; One Monkey Don't Stop No Show, 1982.
Orrin and Sugarmouth Sam Don't Dance No More, H.B. Playwrights Foundation, NY, 1972, Dashiki Theatre, New Orleans, LA, 1972, ANTA Matinee Series, NY, 1972, Concept East Theatre, Detroit, MI, 1974, Freedom Theatre, Philadelphia, PA, 1975, Negro Ensemble Company, NY, 1976, Kuumba Playhouse, Chicago, IL, 1977 (published under the title The Prodigals); Matters of Choice, H.B. Playwrights Foundation, NY, 1974, Karamby Theatre,Cleveland, OH, 1974, Players' Company, Trenton, NJ, 1975, Afro-American Cultural Center, Buffalo, NY, 1976, Smith College, Amherst, MA, 1977, Matters of Choice, Morris Brown College, Atlanta, GA, 1977; It's Showdown Time, New Federal, NY, National Tour, 1977; Miss Lydia, Southwest Comminity Theatre, San Diego, CA, Crossroads, New Brunswick, NJ, H.B. Playwrights Foundation, Negro Ensemble Company, NY, Public Television in New Jersey, 1979; Louis (musical based on the life of Louis Armstrong), HenryStreet Playhouse, NY, 1981; Mahalia (musical biography of Mahalia Jackson), Hartman Theatre Company, Stamford, CT, Harry de Jur Playhouse, NY, 1978; One Monkey Don't Stop No Show, Public Television, New Jersey, 1983, Billie Holiday Theatre Company, NY, 1981, Crossroads Theatre Company, NewBrunswick, NJ, 1980.
- What Harriet Did, 1982; Honky Tonk, music by Michael Renzi, 1982.
Articles, Criticism, Fiction
- "The Dead-Assed Mules, A Response," Pride Magazine, 1973; "BloodsAin't Into That," Player's Magazine, 1974; "Youngblood," Essence Magazine, 1975; "The Theatre of Confrontation," Black WorldMagazine, 1974; "Up Against the Wall, Ed Bullins," Contemporary Literary Criticism, 1976; "Notes of a Theatre Hustler," American Arts Magazine, 1982.
- Director of College Theatre, Cheyney State College, 1968-72; Founder/Executive Director, Lorraine Hansberry Arts Center, Princeton, NJ; Artistic Director, Players Company of Trenton, Trenton, NJ-present.
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