Evan Yionoulis


Professor (Adjunct) Acting & Resident Director


Evan Yionoulis, Professor (Adjunct) in Acting, is an Obie-award winning director who has directed new plays and classics in New York and across the U.S. She has enjoyed collaborations with major American playwrights, including Richard Greenberg, with whose Violet Hour she opened the renovated Biltmore Theatre (Broadway). She also directed his Everett Beekin at Lincoln Center Theatre and received an Obie Award for her direction of his Three Days of Rain at Manhattan Theatre Club. She directed Adrienne Kennedy’s Ohio State Murders (2008 Lortel Award for Best Revival) and the Off-Broadway premiere of Howard Brenton’s Sore Throats for Theatre for a New Audience.

As a resident director at Yale Repertory Theatre, she has directed Richard II, The Master Builder, George F. Walker's Heaven, Brecht's Galileo, Gozzi's The King Stag (which she adapted with composer Mike Yionoulis and Catherine Sheehy) and numerous other productions including the world premiere of Kirsten Greenidge's Bossa Nova.

She has directed Seven, a documentary theatre piece about extraordinary women from across the globe who work for human rights, in New York, Boston, Washington, Aspen, London, Deauville, and New Delhi.

Other credits include productions at the Mark Taper Forum, the Huntington, NY Shakespeare Festival, South Coast Repertory, the Vineyard, the Cherry Lane, 2econd Stage, Dallas Theatre Center, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Denver Center, Portland Stage, and many others. Lost and Found, her first short film, made with Mike Yionoulis, premiered at Cleveland International Film Festival. Their most recent collaboration is the new musical Redhand Guitar, currently in development.