Don Evans

Donald Thomas Evans (April 27, 1938 – October 16, 2003) was an American playwright, theater director, actor and educator.

Evans was born April 27, 1938, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Mary Evans. After serving in the United States Marine Corps, he graduated from Cheyney State College in 1962 and went on to Temple University, earning a master’s degree in 1968 and a Master of Fine Arts in 1972

Evans studied acting, directing, and play-writing at the Hagen-Berghof Studios in New York City from 1969 to 1970, during which time he also taught English and Drama at Princeton High School in Princeton, New Jersey.

Part of the Black Arts Movement of the 1970s, Evans had his first plays, the one-acts Orrin and Sugarmouth Sam Don’t Dance No More performed in 1972 at the Crossroads Theatre, a professional playhouse in New Brunswick, New Jersey. The following year, this became his Manhattan debut production, at the Theater de Lys. –Wikipedia

NFT Credits

Credit Type Production Season
PlaywrightIt’s Showdown Time 1976-77 Season
PlaywrightMahalia 1977-78 Season
PlaywrightLouis 1981-82 Season
Director Adam 1982-83 Season