Community Arts Panel Member:
Evren Odcikin

Evren Odcikin: Director and Producer

Evren Odcikin is a San Francisco-based director, adapter, and producer. He is currently under commission with Leila Buck to create an adaptation of A Thousand and One Nights for California Shakespeare Theater. He has worked at Berkeley Rep, South Coast Rep, the Lark, Kennedy Center, InterACT (Philadelphia), Cleveland Public Theatre, TheatreSquared, Magic Theatre, SF Playhouse, Crowded Fire, Golden Thread Productions, TheatreFirst, and Playwrights Foundation with such writers as Melis Aker, Christopher Chen, Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, Yussef El Guindi, Lauren Gunderson, Prince Gomolvilas, David Jacobi, Hannah Khalil, Jonas Hassen Khemiri, Michael Lew, Mona Mansour, Rehana Lew Mirza, Marisela Traviño Orta, Betty Shamieh, Caridad Svich, and Lauren Yee, among many others. His direction have received numerous Bay Area Theatre Critics Awards nominations, a Theatre Bay Area Award nomination, and “Best of” selections by San Francisco Chronicle and KQED. Recognitions include a 2016 “Theatre Worker You Should Know” selection by American Theatre Magazine; 2015 National Director’s Fellowship from the O’Neill, NNPN, the Kennedy Center, and SDCF; the 2013 TITAN Award from Theatre Bay Area; and being selected as an Emerging Theatre Leader by TCG for their 2012 Leadership Bootcamp. Evren is a founder of Maia Directors, and from 2015-2018, served as the Director of New Plays at Golden Thread Productions, where he is now a resident artist.