Charles Evered is a writer, director, and the founder of the Evered House, a nonprofit artist residency for military members and others who serve. He took his undergraduate degree from Rutgers-Newark and an MFA from Yale University. He has won several awards for his writing including the Audrey Wood Writing Scholarship at Yale, the Eugene O’Neill Writing Scholarship at Yale, the George Pierce Baker Scholarship at Yale, The Crawford Award, The Berrilla Kerr Award, The Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship at The Manhattan Theatre Club, The Chesterfield/Amblin Fellowship, (Sponsored by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment), The Edward Albee/William Flanagan Fellowship, The Bert Linder Fellowship and The Lucas Artist Fellowship at the Millay Colony. His plays include Running Funny, (premiere at Williamstown Theatre Festival featured Paul Giamatti), Billy and Dago, (Actor’s Studio–NYC),  The Size of the World, (Yale Repertory Theatre premiere featured Liev Schreiber, Circle Repertory Company—NYC premiere featured Rita Moreno and Frank Whaley), The Shoreham, (LA premiere featured Eric Stoltz), Adopt a Sailor, (Town Hall — NYC premiere featured Sam Waterston, Eli Wallach, and Neil Patrick Harris,) Celadine, (premiere featured Amy Irving) and Class, (premiere featured Thaao Penghlis.) His plays have been published by Broadway Play Publishing, Samuel French, and Smith and Kraus among others. Additional plays include TracesWilderness of MirrorsBridewellTed’s Head, Clouds Hill, Looking Again, (“Best Ten Minute Plays 2012”, Smith and Kraus), and Ten. He has written screenplays and teleplays for studios and companies such as Arthur Hiller’s Golden Quill, Universal Pictures, NBC, Steven Spielberg’s Dreamworks, and Paramount. His produced film and television credits include an episode of Monk entitled “Mr. Monk and the Leper” for USA Network, starring Tony Shalhoub. Mr. Evered wrote and directed the feature film Adopt a Sailor, starring Peter Coyote and Bebe Neuwirth. Adopt a Sailor was an official selection at more than twenty national and international film festivals, premiering on Showtime.

His play Running Funny was adapted for the screen, and directed by Anthony Grippa, Jr. Mr. Evered also wrote and directed the short film Visiting, which premiered at the Palm Springs International Film Festival. His second feature film as a director,  A Thousand Cuts, starred Academy Award nominee Michael O’Keefe and was nominated for a Saturn Award by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films. Mr. Evered’s film, Out, premiered at the Newport Beach Film Festival. His play, “Knock, Knock,” premiered in London at Theatre503. His Christmas play, “An Actor’s Carol,” premiered starring Hal Linden. “An Actor’s Carol” was nominated for eight Desert League Awards, winning the Bill Groves Award for “Outstanding Original Writing.” He is a lifetime member of the Writers Guild of America and has taught or guest lectured at Yale University, Carnegie Mellon University, Whitman College, Emerson College, and the University of California. His plays have been added to the permanent Public History Collection at the Massachusetts Historical Society and his work has been profiled in the New York Times, BBC World, and on NPR, among other outlets. 

For his work with the Evered House, located in Port Haywood, Virginia, the Yale Alumni Association described Charles’ leadership as “nothing short of extraordinary.” Peter Salovey, President Emeritus of Yale called the Evered House a “wonderful resource.” Mr. Evered is currently on a 50 State Tour with his play “Adopt a Sailor” in support of the Evered House and its programs. The Evered House is dedicated to the memory of his father, Charles J. Evered, who was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps. Evered himself served in the United States Navy Reserve, reaching the rank of Lieutenant. He is a member of the Yale Veterans Association and a Founding Associate member of the American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati. He lives in a hundred-year-old farmhouse with his dog Wyatt in Mathews County, Virginia, a coastal fishing community on the Chesapeake Bay.

 

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