Community Arts Panel Member:Evren Odcikin

Evren Odcikin: Director and Producer

Evren Odcikin is a San Francisco-based director and producer. He serves as the Director of New Plays and Marketing at Golden Thread Productions, where he leads all new play development activities, helps with season selection, and helps produce the mainstage season, including the biennial ReOrient Festival of Short Plays. His recent directing credits include I Call My Brothers by Jonas Hassen Khemiri at Cleveland Public Theatre; Yussef El Guindi’s Language Rooms in San Francisco and Los Angeles, Saïd Sayrafiezadeh’s Autobiography of a Terrorist, Mona Mansour’s Urge For Going, and Kevin Artigue’s The Most Dangerous Highway in the World at Golden Thread; HeLa by Lauren Gunderson and Geetha Reddy at TheatreFirst; I Call My Brothers and Invasion! by Jonas Hassen Khemiri and [410]GONE by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig at Crowded Fire; Mutt: Let’s All Talk About Race by Christopher Chen for Impact Theatre and Ferocious Lotus; his adaptation of Plautus’s The Braggart Soldier for Custom Made; The Oldest Profession by Paula Vogel and Machinal for Brava Theater Center; and Rhino for Boxcar.

He has directed and developed new plays at South Coast Rep, The Lark, O’Neill Theatre Center, Kennedy Center, InterACT (Philadelphia), Magic Theatre, Crowded Fire, Brava Theatre Center, and Playwrights Foundation with such writers as Eugenie Chan, Christopher Chen, Prince Gomolvilas, David Jacobi, Michael Lew, Rehana Lew Mirza, Nick Nanna Mwaluko, Betty Shamieh, and Lauren Yee. A graduate of Princeton University, Evren was awarded a 2015 National Directors Fellowship by the O’Neill, NNPN, Kennedy Center, and SDCF; the 2013 TITAN Award for Directors by Theatre Bay Area; and was selected as an Emerging Theatre Leader by Theatre Communications Group for their American Express Leadership Bootcamp.

Evren has served on grant panels for National Endowment for the Arts, Theatre Communications Group, and Theatre Bay Area.

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