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Charles Evered

Charles Evered

Associate Professor

Department of Theatre
INTS 2112
(951)827- 7803

Research Areas

  • Playwriting


  • B.A., Rutgers University
  • M.F.A., Yale University


Charles Evered took his undergraduate degree from Rutgers-Newark and an MFA from Yale University, where he studied with director George Roy Hill. Mr. Evered has won several awards for his writing including The Berrilla Kerr Award, The Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship at The Manhattan Theatre Club, The Chesterfield/Amblin Fellowship, The Edward Albee/William Flanagan Fellowship, The Bert Linder Fellowship, The Lucas Artist Fellowship and The Crawford Playwriting Award. His plays include: Running Funny, (premiere featured Paul Giamatti), The Size of the World, (premiere featured Liev Schreiber), The Shoreham, (premiere featured Eric Stoltz), Adopt a Sailor, (Premiere featured Sam Waterston and Eli Wallach,) Celadine, (premiere featured Amy Irving) and Class, (Premiere featured Heather Matarazzo.) Additional plays include: Wilderness of Mirrors, Ted’s Head and Clouds Hill. He haswritten screenplays and teleplays for studios such as: Universal Pictures, NBC, Dreamworks and Paramount Pictures. His produced film and television credits include a double episode of Monk  entitled “Mr. Monk and the Leper” for USA Network, starring Tony Shalhoub. Mr. Evered wrote and directed the feature film Adopt a Sailor, starring Peter Coyote and Bebe Neuwirth. Adopt a Sailor was an official selection at more than 20 national and international film festivals and was distributed by Echo Bridge Entertainment, premiering on Showtime. In addition, he wrote and directed the short film Visiting, which premiered at the Palm Springs International Film Festival. His second feature film as a director, A Thousand Cuts, stars Academy Award nominee Michael O’Keefe, and will be released in 2011. Mr. Evered’s work has been profiled in The New York Times, BBC World and on NPR, among other outlets. He is a former officer in the United States Navy Reserve, having gained the rank of Lieutenant. In 2010 he formed a production company called Ordinance 14.


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University of California, Riverside
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Tel: (951) 827-1012

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Department of Theatre
ARTS 121

Tel: (951) 827-4602
Fax: (951) 827-1255