Lisa Evans is a black non-binary performance artist, producer and cultural worker based out of Oakland, CA. They have run programming, provided professional development and produced artistic events with several different Bay Area youth development and arts organizations including Youth Uprising, the QT Network of Alameda County, Peacock Rebellion, Destiny Arts Center, The California Shakespeare Theater and more.
They can be seen in award winning filmmaker Cheryl Dunye’s short film Black Is Blue. Most recently, Lisa directed the premiere production of “Waafrika123” at TheatreFirst. Lisa also wrote and performed their first solo show “You Really Should Sit Like A Lady (or how I got to Femme) as a part of the Hope Mohr DanceProject’s 2017 Bridge Project at CounterPulse and recently completed a second run as a part of Playground’s 2018 Solofest.
Lisa was also a 2016 YBCA Fellow and is the co-founder of both the How Spirit Moves Us Project, a healing arts project focused on using performance art to celebrate the struggles, resistance and resilience of Black Queer and Trans folks, and the #BreakingtheBinary Project, a initiative that works with theater arts organizations across the United States to create sustainable practices for TGNCNB2-S (trans, gender non-conforming, non-binary, Two Spirit) inclusion.