Scott Alan Evans
Scott Alan Evans is a director, writer, teacher, and the former Founding Executive Artistic Director of the award-winning Off-Broadway company TACT/The Actors Company Theatre. Since 1993, Evans has unearthed, produced, and/or directed over 200 plays for TACT, including rare or forgotten works as well as new plays. His writing includes: THE TRIANGLE FACTORY FIRE PROJECT (conceived, co-wrote, and directed the World Premiere Off-Broadway production); GOOSE! BEYOND THE NURSERY (book, lyrics, directed, Outer Critic Circle Award nominations for Best Lyrics and Best Off-Broadway Musical); CHARLOTTE & SHAW, OR ON THE MARRIAGE QUESTION (book and lyrics, Eugene O’Neill Theatre Conference finalist); and adaptations of SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER by Oliver Goldsmith; SALUTE TO THE BRAVE, SEMI-MONDE by Noel Coward; and A HANDSOME MAN by Aleksandr Ostrovsky. Off-Broadway directing credits include: Noël Coward’s LONG ISLAND SOUND (US premiere, adapted and directed); HOME by David Storey; THE SEA by Edward Bond; INCIDENT AT VICHY by Arthur Miller; THE COCKTAIL PARTY by T.S. Eliot; THREE MEN ON A HORSE by John Cecil Holms & George Abbott; CHILDREN by A.R. Gurney; HAPPY BIRTHDAY by Anita Loos; BEYOND THERAPY by Christopher Durang; HARD LOVE by Motti Lerner; and SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER by Oliver Goldsmith. In 2010, Evans established newTACTics, a new play development program to discover and foster innovative voices in the theatre. Each June the newTACTics New Play Festival showcased four new works, many of which have gone on to professional productions across the country. Additionally, he has directed works regionally and in the university setting. For 10 years, Evans served as Artistic Director of the American Musicals Project, an educational program created by the New York Historical Society in conjunction with the NYC Board of Education. AMP created innovative curricula based on American Musical Master Works to help teach Social Studies and English Language Arts to middle school students and each year presented a concert series featuring top Broadway talent. He is a member of the Dramatist Guild and SDC.