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Lee Sunday Evans named Artistic Director

We are thrilled to announce that Obie Award-winning director Lee Sunday Evans has been named Waterwell’s new Artistic Director. Welcome, Lee!

Lee is both a prominent director, with work produced at important venues including The Public Theater, Playwrights Horizons, BAM, Lincoln Center Theater, the Humana Festival, and The Play Company, and a long-time Waterwell collaborator, beginning as a teacher, director, and mentor of young artists in the Waterwell Drama Program.

“Lee Sunday Evans has a strong commitment to civic engagement in all her work, as a director, educator, and leader,” said Arian Moayed, Waterwell’s co-Founder and Board Chair. “Waterwell works with artists and educators to create socially conscious and civic-minded entertainment. Lee is exactly the visionary artist to help us do more of that work, and it is inspiring to have her take the helm as Artistic Director. Waterwell is about combining art and empathy, and that is exactly what Lee brings to our theater and our community.”

“I am thrilled to join Waterwell and build on their legacy of creating fervently contemporary, wildly engaging works of theater that have arresting civic questions at their core,” said Lee Sunday Evans. “I have spent a great deal of my artistic career exploring how to create work that is surprising, rigorous, entertaining, and offers opportunities for audiences to reckon with the most pressing questions about our lives, our relationships, and the world we live in. Stepping into the Artistic Director role at Waterwell is an incredible opportunity to create, direct, and produce engrossing, complex, life-affirming theater that I hope will contribute to the increasingly vital role that theater can play in our generation.”

For more info, check out the feature in the New York Times!

Lee+Arian
Lee Sunday Evans and Arian Moayed