Lee Sunday Evans
Lee Sunday Evans is an Obie Award winning Director + Choreographer. Her most recent productions include Wellesley Girl by Brendan Pelsue at the Humana Festival of New American Plays, D Deb Debbie Deborah by Jerry Lieblich for Clubbed Thumb's Summerworks, and A Beautiful Day in November on the Greatest of the Great Lakes by Kate Benson produced by New Georges/Women's Project at City Center. She was recently a Resident Artist at Baryshnikov Arts Center, participated in the Sundance Theater Lab, and has developed work at The Alley Theater, Juilliard, Robert Wilson's Watermill Center, The New Ohio, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Brooklyn Arts Exchange. As the resident director for CollaborationTown she creates ensemble-devised works; in this capacity, she is currently commission from LCT3.
"I'm obsessed with the idea that there was a world before public relations and marketing dominated the narratives we encounter every day. But its hard to imagine now – we have known nothing but this saturated landscape. I believe there is a need for reckoning and entertainment and illumination and wonder that drives our appetite to gather and tell stories in this context of how heavily we are inundated with information and images and narratives. I am interested in how art can capture our attention when we're so used to being seduced by aesthetics and trends and pressures to conform; how art can shake us up, shake up our thinking, giving us a space to reckon with our full humanity."