Cynthia Evans

MFA Scenography, May 2014
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B.G.S. in Theatre Perfromance, University of Kansas; Visual Arts: Painting, Kansas City Art Institute 1982;

Cynthia Evans is currently a graduate student in scenography and a GTA in costumes for the KU Theatre. She has worked as assistant technical director at the New Theatre Restaurant and technical director at the Lawrence Community Theatre, Lawrence Free State High School and Park University.

Designing at educational, community and regional theatres in Kansas, Missouri and North Carolina, Cynthia's costume designs include Merrily We Roll Along, Return to the Forbidden Planet, A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum, Children of Eden, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf? Her scenic designs include Picnic, Almost, Maine, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, A Midsummer Night’s DreamBarefoot In the ParkMoon Over Buffalo, and Victim Art.

A founding member of Orange Mouse, EMU Theatre Company and Renegade Theatre, Cynthia is also an actress, director and playwright. Her acting roles have included Sheila in The Last White Family on Dorchester Road (BrainSpunk Theater Co., NYC), Penny in You Can’t Take It With You (NC Shakes Family Theatre); Eddie/Dr. Scott in Rocky Horror, Live! (Mind’s Eye Productions);Ruth in The Homecoming and Inez in No Exit (EAT Theatre); Eliza in My Fair Lady (Helen Hocker at Gage Park); Gertrude in Hamlet, Sissy in Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean and Frosine in The Miser (University Theatre). 

Her awards include the Clarence Seaver Technical Theatre Scholarship (2012); Charles "Buddy" Rogers Scholarship (2012, 1989, 1986 & 1984); Scenic Design Award, OCTA’sPicasso at the Lapin Agile (2010); Commendation for Lighting Design and Projections, KCACTF (2001); and the Hall Family Arts Leadership Scholarship (1982-86).

For more about her work, visit Cynthia Evans Designs.

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