Evan Yionoulis


Evan Yionoulis has directed new plays and classics in New York and across the U.S.    She opened Manhattan Theatre Club’s Biltmore Theatre (Broadway) with Richard Greenberg’s The Violet Hour, directed his Everett Beekin (Lincoln Center Theatre) and received an Obie Award for her direction of his Three Days of Rain (Manhattan Theatre Club), having directed the premieres of all three at South Coast Repertory.  She directed Adrienne Kennedy’s Ohio State Murders (Lortel Award, Best Revival) and the Off-Broadway premiere of Howard Brenton’s Sore Throats for Theatre for a New Audience, as well as the premieres of Daisy Foote’s Him (Primary Stages) and Bhutan (Cherry Lane).   As a resident director at Yale Repertory Theatre, she has directed Richard II, Master Builder, Galileo, King Stag (which she adapted from the Gozzi with composer Mike Yionoulis and Catherine Sheehy), and numerous other productions.  She’s directed at the Mark Taper Forum, the Huntington, NY Shakespeare Festival, the Vineyard, 2econd Stage, Dallas Theatre Center, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Denver Center, PlayMakers Rep, Williamstown Theatre Festival and many other theatres.   She is collaborating with Mike Yionoulis on the theatrical and transmedia project, Redhand Guitar.  Evan is Professor (adjunct) in the Yale School of Drama’s Departments of Acting and Directing.