Brooklyn-based author Amy Evans writes about race, gender, and social justice. Her latest play THE CHAMPION chronicles a day in the life of legendary artist and activist Nina Simone.
ENGLISH-FREE ZONE (Schomburg Center, New York) February 2014
One of a series of short plays specially curated for the Schomburg Center Young Scholars Program and written in response to Martin Luther King, Jr.’s ‘Letter from a Birmingham Jail’.
YESTERDAY, TOMORROW (Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin) December 2009
An adaptation of the nonfiction book Yesterday, Tomorrow: Voices from the Somali Diaspora by Nuruddin Farah, co-written with Grada Kilomba.
MANY MEN’S WIFE (Tricycle Theatre) October 2006
A survivor of trauma confronts her new community with the truth about the genocide in Darfur.
UNSTONED (Soho Theatre) August 2006
A homage to the Kubat-Dreieck protest and the anti-war movement in Berlin in the 1980s. Commissioned by the National Youth Theatre.
THE BIG NICKEL (Soho Theatre) August 2005
An unlikely pair of Marine recruiters compete to make mission in war-time America. Commissioned by the National Youth Theatre.
ACHIDI J’S FINAL HOURS (Finborough Theatre) April 2004
Based on the true story of the 2001 death-in-custody of Mareame N’Deye Sarr. Joint winner of the Soho Theatre UK Verity Bargate Award 2002.