broadway world

"potter play badgers its way to off-Broadway extension"

WITH AN ACCENT

"part musical, part cocktail party - entirely unique! "

Theater In the Now

"For the love of money"

Since earning my BFA from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, I've worked as a performer, director, producer, & educator. Some of my favorite projects have been assisting director Brad Raimondo of The Dreamscape Theatre (Pete Rex by Alexander V. Thompson, The Improbable Fall, Rise, & Fall of John Law by Matt Herzfeld, In Fields Where They Lay by Ricardo Perez Gonzalez). While living in Chicago, 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 SideShow at Stage 773 (nominated for four Jeff Awards).


As a teaching artist with Kids Creative, I collaborated on a hip-hop musical adaptation of the short story "All Summer in a Day" by Ray Bradbury at P.S. 191. I also spearheaded the Apprenticeship program and facilitated devised work focusing on LGBTQ issues at the Coalition High School for Social Change. I've also taught classes at Hudson Guild and directed several children's shows at the White Plains Performing Arts Center​. 


I'm currently developing the new musical She Said written & performed by Lily Ali-Oshatz. I am a member of the new Paramount Hudson Valley Theatre Company and also the Musical Theatre Factory's Director/Writer Coalition. I grew up in the saguaro-dotted desert of Phoenix, AZ and my first role ever was "Dish #7" in Beauty & The Beast at age five.

About Me:

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)

Featured PRODUCTION Photos  { See "galleries" for more }

stage buddy

"financial epic depicted with light-hearted aplomb"

WILD women of planet wongo

theatre pizzazz

"an inventive and bizarre evening of theatre"

AS A teaching artist:

in the press:

Hip-hop musical adaptation of Ray Bradbury's "All Summer in a Day" at P.S. 191 Museum Magnet School (Director/Teaching Artist, 2016)

​NERDIST

​"HARRY POTTER Comedy Proves Hufflepuffs Matter Too!"

COSMOPOLITAN

​"Hufflepuffs finally take the spotlight in potter-inspired play"

​​​​Listen to "Everything Else" 

My cover of the song from Next To Normal.

​(Warning: Some explicit language)
​Produced by Brian Strelko.

The Summer Youth Company of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory at White Plains Performing Arts Center (Director/Choreographer, 2016)

SHORT & SWEET NYC

"Bring a Bumble date, and see how weird they’re willing to get!"

Audio:

​​​​Listen to "Before The Fall" a radio play by Ricardo Perez Gonzalez​
Featuring Wesli Spencer, Kara Young, Austin Spero, Pete Boisvert and Kevin Necciai with sound effects & music by Mark Van Hare.

(Warning: Some explicit language)
​Produced by Brad Raimondo of The Dreamscape Theatre.​

THE WORKPRINT

"A Fun escapist ride!"

​​Theatre Pizzazz

review:​"A beautiful expression of the holiday spirit!"