Evan Silver is a hybrid writer, director, composer, and performer staging encounters across theatre, music, video, and the literary arts. Raised in the vibrant city of Chicago by a banjo-playing printmaker and an architect, Evan developed a passion for multimedia storytelling from an early age. Evan gravitates toward stories of journey and transformation, drawing on ancient and contemporary myths, tales, tropes and archetypes to fabulate new ways of being and becoming in the world. Evan is fascinated by birds, gods, strangers, and the living universe, and has written and directed fifteen original theatre productions on three continents. Evan has essays published in Eclectica, Epiphany, The Mays, Audrey Niffenegger’s Artists Book House, and Roxane Gay’s The Audacity.
Evan graduated from Brown University with a bachelor’s in Literary Arts and a focus in Writing for Performance, and holds master’s degrees in devised theatre practice and classical reception from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and King’s College, Cambridge. Evan has also trained at Drama Centre London, the Yale School of Drama, the Steppenwolf Theatre Company, and with master topeng and wayang kulit artists in Bali. Evan is a Luce, Marshall, and Fulbright Scholar.
Evan is currently developing a triptych of new music theatre works as Tiresias, queer oracle of the Underworld. Follow the journey on Instagram @whoistiresias.
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