Al Evangelista

Al Evangelista

Theatre: Two Year Post MFA Fellowship

Al Evangelista teaches Acting and Collaborative Techniques in the School of Performing Arts. He is an interdisciplinary artist whose creative process engages with social justice and performance studies. Prior to coming to Virginia Tech, Al taught Dance and Performance at the University of Michigan. 

Al's research seeks ways in which theatre and dance can provoke and create positive change. He has created work and performed professionally at Steppenwolf, Chicago Opera Theatre, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Dance Exchange, and under the direction of Meredith Monk and Pam MacKinnon, among others. 

Contact Me 
(540) 231-0439
317 Henderson Hall
195 Alumni Mall  (0141)

Areas of Expertise

  • Choreography
  • Movement
  • Queer Theory/Performance
  • Pilipinx History/Identity Studies
  • Devised and Community-Engaged Theatre/Dance
  • Documentary Performance
  • Social Justice
  • Acting
  • Collaborative Techniques
  • Dance

Education & Training

  • M.F.A., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • B. A., University of California, San Diego

Honors and Awards

  • William B. McClellan Award, University of Michigan, 2018
  • CEW+ Scholar, Elsie Choy Lee Scholarship, University of Michigan, 2017
  • Dance Exchange Merit Scholarship, Washington, D.C., 2017
  • Jeff Award Nominee, Best Ensemble, Core of the Pudel, Trap Door Theatre, Chicago, IL, 2013
  • Jacob Bronowski Theatre Award, UC San Diego, 2009


Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association for Theatre in Higher Education
  • Dance Studies Association

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