Theatrical productions make clever use of set design, lighting, and scripting to suspend disbelief and create the impression of magic. Well-timed sound cues can suggest creatures that aren’t there; blue scarves can hint at flowing water, and a swift exit could represent a character’s disappearance. But sometimes a show needs more, an extra burst of magic, a moment where suspension of disbelief stops and the audience actually sees the impossible happen.
Working with directors and the actors, Evan has built a reputation for crafting custom illusions that fit seamlessly into the fabric of the performance without breaking the flow of the show. He spends time working with the actors to teach not only the mechanics of the specific illusion, but also the basic principles of performance magic that help create a powerful magic moment for the audience. Through his outside the box solutions to creative problems, Evan earned the title “Designer of the Impossible.”
Upcoming Production: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST presented by The Mosesian Center for the Arts
“Be our guest” in this popular, classic tale of magical creatures, true love, and the quest for kindness. Performers will sing, dance and act their way from the quiet village to the troubled castle.
Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Tim Rice, Book by Linda Woolverton, Originally Directed by Robert Jess Roth, Originally Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions; DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI; www.MTIShows.com
I WAS MOST ALIVE WITH YOU presented by the Huntington Theatre Company
At Thanksgiving dinner, Knox shares that he is grateful for three things he thought were a curse: being Deaf, being gay, and being an alcoholic. After a terrible accident and what feels like the trials of Job, he and his family’s resilience is put to the test. Performed both in English and American Sign Language, Craig Lucas’ funny, ambitious, and beautiful new play pulses with the exhilaration and ache of human connection.
I Was Most Alive with You is a new play written by a hearing artist and featuring both Deaf/deaf and hearing actors. ASL fluent members of the Deaf/deaf/hard-of-hearing communities are invited to purchase tickets to any performance.
I Was Most Alive with You is not continuously captioned. Some text will be projected, but the majority of the play is delivered in simultaneous American Sign Language and spoken English.
FAST COMPANY presented by the Lyric Stage Company of Boston
by Carla Ching
Directed by M. Bevin O’Gara
The Lyric Stage loves stories that focus on family, but wait til you meet Blue and HER family in Fast Company. Blue’s mom, Mable Kwan, is a tough cookie and the best grifter who ever lived . . . and she raised her kids to be just like her. Son Francis is the top roper around and H is the number one fixer. But it’s Blue — the outcast of the family — who surprises everyone by putting together the score of the decade. Fast Company is a fast, funny, and dangerous theatrical crime caper that will keep you guessing about who’s on top and who’s getting conned. As playwright Carla Ching wrote, “I could say that Fast Company is about grifts, game theory, and magic. And it is. But at its essence, it’s about family.”
“Heralds the arrival of a highly talented and quick-witted young playwright.” — OC Weekly
- I Was Most Alive With You Huntington Theater Company
- Fast Company Lyric Stage Company
- The Tempest Camden Shakespeare Festival
- Beauty and the Beast Mosesian Center for the Arts
- Carnival Glourcester Stage
- Dracula The Salem Theater Company
- Blood Rose Rising
- The Witches Arsenal Center for the Arts, Watertown Children’s Theater