Lisa Evans

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Lisa Evans is a black non-binary actor, poet, and cultural worker who is the incoming Artistic Director for social justice arts organization Peacock Rebellion and a former staff member of the Artistic Engagement department at the California Shakespeare Theater. They are a 2016 YBCA Fellow and co-founded both the How Spirit Moves Us Project, a healing arts project focused on using performance art to celebrate the struggles, resistance and resilience of Black Queer and Trans folks, and the #BreakingtheBinary Project, an initiative that works with theater arts organizations across the United States to create sustainable practices for TGNCNB2-S (trans, gender non-conforming, non-binary, Two Spirit) inclusion. Lisa was the founding Queers&Allies Coordinator at Youth Uprising, an Adult Ally Organizer with the QT Network of Alameda County, a Mentor Artist with Destiny Arts Center’s Queer Emerging Artist Residency, and a graduate and lead sketch comedy trainer for Peacock Rebellion’s Brouhaha program. They can be seen in award-winning filmmaker Cheryl Dunye’s short film Black is Blue.

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