MAYA HANA EVANS
The Summer "Level 3" Youth Company of The Sound of Music at Windy City Music Theater in Chicago, IL (Director/Choreographer, 2015)
Hip-hop musical adaptation of Ray Bradbury's "All Summer in a Day" at P.S. 191 Museum Magnet School (Director/Teaching Artist, 2016)
I hail from the saguaro-dotted desert of Phoenix, Arizona and began my theatrical journey at Scottsdale Desert Stages Theater playing a Dish in Beauty & The Beast at age five.
Since earning my BFA from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, I've had the pleasure of working with some fabulous companies & educational organizations. I've assisted Director Brad Raimondo with The Dreamscape Theatre (The Improbable Fall, Rise & Fall of John Law by Matt Herzfeld & In Fields Where They Lay by Ricardo Perez Gonzalez.) I've also taught classes in Autobiographical Monologue Writing and Improvisation at The Hudson Guild, and I've directed several projects at the White Plains Performing Arts Center.
As a teaching artist with Kids Creative, I collaborated with MC Likwuid on a hip-hop musical adaptation of the short story "All Summer in a Day" by Ray Bradbury for P.S. 191 elementary students. I also spearheaded an Apprenticeship program in classroom management & devised work at the Coalition High School for Social Change in Harlem. I'm a member of the Musical Theatre Factory's Director/Writer Coalition, and I'm currently developing a youth program with the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts .
While living in Chicago in 2015, I directed Windy City Music Theater's The Sound of Music and Narnia. I also managed the house for Porchlight Music Theatre's regional premiere of the revised Side Show at Stage 773 (nominated for 4 Jeff Awards).
Listen to "Before The Fall" a radio play I directed in 2016 written by Ricardo Perez Gonzalez.
The piece features Wesli Spencer, Kara Young, Austin Spero, Pete Boisvert & Kevin Necciai with sound effects and music by Mark Van Hare (Warning: Some explicit language).
Produced by Brad Raimondo of The Dreamscape Theatre.
The Summer Youth Company of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory at White Plains Performing Arts Center (Director/Choreographer, 2016)
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