Evan Silver aka Tiresias is a hybrid writer, director, composer, performer, mythmaker and ritualist based in Brooklyn. Recently called “a rara avis of experimental theatre” by The New Yorker and “one of the most enchanting performers in New York City” by The Brooklyn Rail, their work explores queer ecologies, weird mythologies, and speculative futures.

Tiresias has developed 19 original theatre productions on 3 continents, with performances at Ars Nova, The Brick, HERE Arts, La MaMa, Postmasters, Ballhaus Berlin, Agung Rai Museum of Art, Bali Purnati Center for the Arts, IKLECTIK Art Lab, CLF Art Cafe, Club Cumming, 3 Dollar Bill, House of Yes, and the Edinburgh Fringe. They have received residencies and grants from MacDowell, the Sitka Center for Art & Ecology, Teravana, The Puffin Foundation, The Mercury Store, the cell theatre, the Diverse Intelligences Summer Institute, and the Awesome Foundation, as well as Luce, Marshall and Fulbright fellowships. They received master’s degrees in classical reception and devised theatre from King’s College, Cambridge and the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, and a bachelor’s in writing for performance from Brown. 

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to with inquiries related to work, collaboration, curiosity, and creative exchange. 

Photo by Walter Wlodarczyk