James Evans

James Evans

Acting and Humanities Instructor

Professional Experience:

  • We’re All Dead – Director/Co-writer/Lyricist
  • Approaching America – Writer/Director
  • Electra – Co-writer/Director
  • Ding – Writer
  • Invert – Writer/Director
  • Penguins – Writer/Director
  • Three Plays Called Parks – Writer/Director
  • Shadows – Writer
  • Parks – Writer
  • Hernando’s Halloween – Co-writer/Director

Education & Background:

  • Master of Fine Arts – Columbia University
  • Bachelor of Arts – College of Santa Fe (Creative Writing/Theatre)

James Evans is an accomplished and award-winning writer and director of both film and plays. His short film “Life Lines” won several awards at the Big Easy Film Festival (winner of Best Short Drama and Best Actress) and The Beverly Hills Shorts Festival (winner of Best Dramedy). James has written and directed various plays, including a rock opera, in New York which have received high acclaim from critics at The New York Times and TimeOut NY.

Courses Taught:

  • Script Analysis 1 (GH155)
  • Script Analysis 2 (GH255)


  • Finalist for Scriptapalooza TV Sitcom Writing Award
  • Semi-Finalist for Best Feature Screenplay – Nantucket Film Festival
  • Jury Award for Best Short Drama – The Big Easy Film Festival
  • Jury Award for Best Dramedy – The Beverly Hills Shorts Festival
  • Nomination for Best Short Film – The Method Fest
  • Shubert Presidential Grant – Columbia University
  • Critic’s Choice for Theatre – TimeOut New York
  • Nomination for Best Original Play – Portland Drama Critics Circle
  • Best One Act – College of Santa Fe
  • First Place, “Opening Night” One Act Competition – Broken Arrow Playhouse
  • First Place, Poetry Slam – Drama Club, Santa Fe
  • Presidential Award – College of Santa Fe
  • Humanities Award – College of Santa Fe


  • Dramatist Guild of America