Evan is a Canadian-British playwright and screenwriter who grew up in Toronto and now lives in London. His work for adults and young audiences has been produced internationally and translated into multiple languages. His debut play Mother of Him was recently revived at the Park Theatre. It previously won the King’s Cross Award for New Writing, Canada’s RBC National Playwriting Competition (Tarragon), and the Samuel French Canadian Play Contest, and was shortlisted for the Meyer Whitworth Award and the Rod Hall Memorial Award. Evan won the Brian Way Award for Holloway Jones, while Girls Like That won the Writers’ Guild Award for Best Play for Young Audiences, the Scenic Youth Prize and the Orpheon Bibliotheque Prize for Contemporary Theatre for Young Audiences in France and the Jugend Theatre Preis Baden-Wurttemberg in Germany. Scarberia was nominated for 5 Dora Awards in Canada.
Most recently Evan received a Literature Matters Award from the Royal Society of Literature. Evan’s work is primarily published by Nick Hern Books, including his collection Girls Like That and Other Plays for Teenagers, and he is also published by Samuel French and Methuen. Evan teaches playwriting for the National Theatre and in prisons. He also moonlights as Vice-Chair for various Fostering & Adoption panels.
Evan has several original series for television and films in development. He was named on the BBC Talent Hotlist and was part of both the BBC TV Drama Writers’ Programme and Channel 4’s 4Screenwriting. His first script for television will air this summer: AMC’s forthcoming new anthology drama series Soulmates. Evan’s self-contained episode is a queer romance-adventure. Evan’s debut film is in development with the BFI.
Evan is an alum from the DD’s 2006 short form program