Originally from Australia, Christine Evans writes plays, novels, occasional essays and opera libretti. Her genre-crossing work often addresses social and political fault-lines through a poetic and fractured lens. Her play Trojan Barbie is published by Samuel French (UK and US) and her novel-in-verse, Cloudless, was released by UWA Publishing (2015). Her work has been produced or developed at venues including the American Repertory Theater, the Royal Shakespeare Company (UK), Belvoir St. Theater (Sydney), Signature Theater, PlayPenn, the Bay Area Playwrights’ Festival, the Playwrights’ Center, the Kennedy Center and elsewhere.
Recent honors include a 2020 Howard Foundation Award, three MacDowell Fellowships and four DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Fellowships. Recent and current projects include the libretto for Three Marys, a contemporary chamber opera composed by Andrée Greenwell; the Russian-American play festival, Flash Acts; and the novel, Nadia, about a Bosnian refugee in 1990s London. Christine holds an MFA and PhD from Brown University, served as Briggs-Copeland Lecturer on English at Harvard from 2007-12, and is currently a Professor of Performing Arts at Georgetown University, where she is the incoming Artistic Director of the Davis Center for Performing Arts (2022 – 2025).