When your father is a playwright and your mother is a lyric soprano, you’re unavoidably exposed to a creative outlook on life. This week begins a series of three episodes where we’ll be hearing from three siblings from an incredibly artistic family, all of whom are artists themselves.
We start with Todd Evans, the eldest sibling, a poet who has started several open mics in the Trenton, NJ, area, and also started the Don Evans Players, which performs his father’s plays and other classics. We talk about what inspired him to start that group, how art came back to him after a period of addiction, and how his parents influenced him as a child and never lost their faith in him. He also graces us with a beautiful, brand-new poem.
Next time, I’ll be talking to his sister, poet and school administrator Rachel Marianno, and we’ll round the set out with his brother Orrin Evans, of the Grammy-nominated Captain Black Big Band.
Supporting another artist is supporting yourself if you’re an artist. And sometimes people forget that.Todd Evans
Don Evans obituary
The Don Evans Players on Facebook
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