Playwriting/Screenwriting Resume

"Everett's highly original artistic vision...results in a profound theatrical experience
that defies pat categorization." - Frontiers Newsmagazine, 1998

"...a talented new voice that deserves to be heard." - Drama-Logue, Los Angeles, 1997

"Everett...is a bright new voice who will bear watching..." - Minneapolis Star Tribune, 1996

EDUCATION
M.F.A.
New Haven, Connecticut
May 1991

COMMISSIONS

How The Coyote Stole Fire (adaptation of Native American legend)

Starting Gate Productions (part of their M.Y.TH.S. program - Mounds Youth Theater School - in collaboration with Portage Youth and City Songs) - St. Paul, MN
Summer 2007
But Not For Love
Allegheny College
Meadville, PA
Sept. 2006
The Hopes And Fears Of All The Years
(musical written with composer Rob Hartmann)
Dec. 2002
Studpuppy
Allegheny College
Meadville, PA
Sept. 2001

OTHER PRODUCTIONS & WORKSHOPS (partial listing)
Head Above WaterThirst Theater - a site-specific short play showcase co-presented by the Minnesota Fringe FestivalOctober-December 2005
Invisible

Thirst Theater - a site-specific short play showcase co-presented by the Minnesota Fringe Festival

April-June 2005
Dandelion Snow
Out On Stage Productions
(as part of the Minnesota Fringe Festival)
Minneapolis, MN
August 2004
Leave
(The Surface of the World)

Bedlam Theatre
(as part of their
Third Annual Ten Minute Play Festival)
Minneapolis, MN

June 2004
Studpuppy
February 2004
Dandelion Snow
The Original Theater Company
(as part of "Ten By Ten")
Minneapolis, MN
Sept.-Oct. 2000
The Surface of the World
Workshop funded by
Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship
May 1999
Heaven and Home
The Subterranean Theatre Company
Studio City, CA
Nov. 1997-Jan. 1998
Heaven and Home

The Early Stage
Minneapolis, MN

 

April 1996

 

PUBLICATION

Audition Arsenal - 101 Monologues by Type, 2 Minutes and Under:

- Women in their 20s

- Women in their 30s

- Men in their 20s

- Men in their 30s

Heaven and Home - Gabby - "It's just -- words. Three words. They don't mean anything anymore."Smith and Kraus Publishing, Inc.October 2005
Heaven and Home - Gabby - "I can't do this. This. What we're doing. You. Me. Movies in the dark on my bed."
Heaven and Home - Vincent - "There's this huge chunk of my life now that's gone completely out of focus."
Leave (The Surface of the World) - Nicholas - "I can't be unselfish where you're concerned. I need you with me."
Leave (The Surface of the World) - Nicholas - "I need you near me in the dark. So I can feel safe again."
Leave (The Surface of the World) - Seth - "Except for loving you, being a Marine's the only thing I ever got right. It's the only thing that even comes close."
The Playwrights' Center Monologues for Men Studpuppy - Spencer - "So here's the story of how I turned into a dog."Greenwood-Hienemann PublishingApril 2005

Subtext (magazine)

an excerpt from the Extra Cheese section of the Dandelion Snow cycle of short plays - Ash/Abigail - "I’ve turned into the personal ads I’ve always snickered at."The Playwrights' CenterSummer/Fall 2001

 

AWARDS/FELLOWSHIPS (partial listing)

Minnesota State Arts Board
Career Opportunity Grant $1,500
2002
Minnesota State Arts Board
Fellowship - Playwriting
$8,000
1999
Drama-Logue Award
Outstanding Achievement in Writing for the Theatre
1997

OTHER HONORS (partial listing)
Minnesota State Arts Board
Fellowship - Playwriting (finalist)
2003
Minnesota Independent Film Fund
(finalist)
2001
Eugene O'Neill Theater Center
National Playwrights Conference (finalist)
2000
Actors Theatre of Louisville
Heideman Award (finalist)
2000
McKnight Foundation/ Independent Feature Project (IFP)-North
Screenwriting Fellowship (finalist)
1999-
2000
Outfest
Screenwriting Competition (finalist)
1999
GLAAD - (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation)
Best Theatrical Production (nominee, Los Angeles)
1998


OTHER EDUCATION

B.S. (double major --Theater and Radio/TV/Film)

Terre Haute, Indiana
1987

 

OTHER AWARDS & HONORS

Playwrighting Fellowship (finalist)

2002-2003
Playwrighting Fellowship (finalist)
2000-2001
Morrow
Screenwriting Fellowship (finalist)
1999
One of the Year's Top 10 Theatre Productions
1998
The Playwrights' Center
Stagetime Developmental Reading Series
1996
Mary Reid McBeth Writing Competition
First Place - Drama
Faded Sofas
1987
Sigma Tau Delta Writing Competition
Second Place - Drama
Snapshot, In The Forests Of The Night, & Sanctuary
(under the collective title "Vanishing Points")
1987
Mary Reid McBeth Writing Competition
First Place - Drama
Incorrect Change
1986
Mary Reid McBeth Writing Competition
First Place - Drama
Refuse
1985
Sigma Tau Delta Writing Competition
First Place - Drama
Once In A Lullaby
1985

Playwrighting Competition Winner of full production

King Thrushbeard (musical adaptation of Grimms Brothers fairy tale written with Stephen Gawronski)
1984

 

OTHER PRODUCTIONS

Cassandra 2006 (written with Cherie Anderson) Theatre Unbound (The 24-Hour Play Project) - In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theater - Minneapolis, MNJanuary 2006
Touched By A Handbag (or, Highway To Handbag) (verse version, written with Anne Bertram)Powderhorn Writers Festival - Poetry Puppetry Cabaret - Center for Independent Artists - Minneapolis, MNMay 2005
Touched By A Handbag (or, Highway To Handbag) (written with Anne Bertram)Theatre Unbound (The 24-Hour Play Project) - Illusion Theater - Minneapolis, MNApril 2005
Champion of Breakfast
Pillsbury House Theatre (The Chicago Avenue Project) Minneapolis, MN

 

April 2004

Dr. Worm
Pillsbury House Theatre (The Chicago Avenue Project) Minneapolis, MN
May 2003
I Humbly Apologize for My Leader, Everything He Says and Does Is An Embarrassment to Us All (written with Carol Critchley)Theatre Unbound (The 24-Hour Play Project) - Four Seasons Dance Studio - Minneapolis, MNMarch 2003
Feather Duster (written with Anne Bertram) Theatre Unbound - Center for Performing Arts - Minneapolis, MNJune 2002
Feather Duster (written with Anne Bertram)Theatre Unbound (The 24-Hour Play Project) - Center for Performing Arts - Minneapolis, MNMarch 2002
Carnival of the Damned (written with Christopher O. Kidder)Theatre Unbound (The 24-Hour Play Project) - Center for Performing Arts - Minneapolis, MNFeb. 2002
Snowball's Chance
Pillsbury House Theatre (The Chicago Avenue Project) Minneapolis, MN
Dec. 2001
Hunt for the Bus Monkey (written with Anne Bertram)Theatre Unbound - Cedar Riverside Peoples Center - Minneapolis, MNMay 2001
Bethesda
Pillsbury House Theatre (The Chicago Avenue Project) Minneapolis, MN
Dec. 2000
The Bronze Bitch Flies At Noon
The Ebullient Theatre Company (as part of "Foreplay') Minneapolis, MN
Feb. 1998

 

ACADEMIC PRODUCTIONS at INDIANA STATE UNIVERSITY, Terre Haute, IN

Somebody Else's Movie
Feb. 1987
Sanctuary
Dec. 1986
Incorrect Change
Feb. 1986
Mysphitz
Dec. 1985
Faded Sofas
March 1985
In The Forests Of The Night
March 1985
Refuse
Dec. 1984
King Thrushbeard (with Stephen Gawronski)
April 1984

 

OTHER READINGS - all took place in Minneapolis, MN unless otherwise indicated

Emigrant Theater Play Date
Emigrant Theater at The Playwrights' Center
Dec. 2005
Heaven and Home (screenplay)
Jungle Theater/IFP-North/McKnight
Screenplay Reading Series
April 2000
Heaven and Home (play)
Hedgerow Theatre, Rose Valley, PA
May 1997

 

Readings at The Playwrights’ Center

Hunt for the Bus Monkey (written with Anne Bertram) (part of the Creating A Scene joint fundraiser with the University of Minnesota's Schochet Center for GLBT Studies)
June 2001
Studpuppy (excerpt)
June 2001
Tools
June 2000
Extra Cheese (part of the Creating A Scene joint fundraiser with the University of Minnesota's Schochet Center for GLBT Studies)Feb. 2000
Extra Cheese
Dec. 1999
Dandelion Snow (part of the Creating A Scene joint fundraiser with the University of Minnesota's Schochet Center for GLBT Studies)Feb. 1999
Across Their RiverJune 1998
Finite Hearts That Yearn
April 1998
Dandelion SnowJune 1997
The Surface of the WorldApril 1997
The Bronze Bitch Flies At Noon
June 1996
Rubicon Waltz
April 1996
Heaven and Home (workshopped as part of the national Stagetime Developmental Reading Series)March 1996
Styx
June 1995
Heaven and Home
April 1995
For Jeffrey
Oct. 1994
Hard News
June 1994

 

Readings at Barnes & Noble Bookstores

Dandelion Snow
Oct. 1998
The Surface of the World
June 1997
Heaven and Home (excerpts)
June 1996

 

Reading for the Minnesota AIDS Project

Heaven and Home
Sabathani Center
Aug. 1995

 

Reading with the Screenwriters’ Workshop

Hard News
The Playwrights' Center
June 1995

 

Colorado Shakespeare Festival (Boulder, Colorado)

Slow Dance for Three
University of Colorado, Boulder
July 1990
Rubicon Waltz
University of Colorado, Boulder
July 1990
Hard News
University of Colorado, Boulder
July 1990

 

MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS (partial listing)

Evaluator for the Ameriprise Financial Ivey Awards (celebrating theater in the Twin Cities - Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN)
2006 - present

Host of the TV show "Cue to Cue: A Conversation about Theater in the Twin Cities" - broadcast on St. Paul's public TV station (TPT-17) and the St. Paul Neighborhood Network (SPNN, Channel 19)

2003 - present
Producer (The Spanish Ladies) of Fast Fringe: the short play showcase for the Minnesota Fringe Festival
2004
Panelist for Minnesota State Arts Board Theater Arts Grants
2001 - 2002
Facilitator of the Roundtable weekly new play reading series for The Playwrights' Center
1998 - 2002
Member - Dramatists Guild
2004 - present
Member - Actors’ Equity Association
1990 - present
Member (and volunteer) - Quatrefoil Library
1996 - present
Member - ACLU - American Civil Liberties Union
1993 - present

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