Lisa Evans (they/them) is a black non-binary performance artist, producer, facilitator and cultural worker based out of Oakland, CA. They have worked with several different Bay Area youth development and arts organizations including Youth Uprising, Destiny Arts Center, The California Shakespeare Theater and more. Most recently, Lisa directed the premiere production of “Waafrika123” at TheatreFirst.
Lisa also premiered their solo show “You Really Should Sit Like A Lady (or how I got to Femme)" as a part of the Hope Mohr Dance Project’s 2017 Bridge Project at CounterPulse and completed a second run as a part of Playground’s 2018 Solofest. Lisa is the co-founder of the #BreakingtheBinary Project, an initiative that supported theater arts organizations across the United States in creating sustainable practices for TGNCNB2-S (trans, gender non-conforming, non-binary, Two Spirit) inclusion.
Their newest installation art project, created in collaboration with Sabaa Zareena, “Blessed Be the Black and Crazy” was exhibited as a part of the 2018 The Black Woman Is God exhibit at Somarts and “Communion” an exhibit curated by The Church of Black Feminist Thought at the Ashara Ekundayo Gallery.
Their newest project "Confronting The Ghost of Willie Lynch: An Exorcism in Six Parts" a site specific haunted house inspired theatre piece was presented as a part of the 2019 National Queers Arts Festival.