CHARLES EVERED took his undergraduate degree from Rutgers-Newark and an MFA from Yale University, where he studied with director George Roy Hill.
He is also founder of Charles J. Evered House, a 501c3 and new program division of Hi-Desert Cultural Center whose mission is to provide a safe and secure artistic residency that facilitates the creativity of veterans and those who serve in conflict zones.
Mr. Evered has won several awards for his writing including The Berrilla Kerr Award, The Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship at The Manhattan Theatre Club, The Chesterfield/ Amblin Fellowship, The Edward Albee/William Flanagan Fellowship, The Bert Linder Fellowship, The Lucas Artist Fellowship and The Crawford Playwriting Award.
His plays include: RUNNING FUNNY, (premiere featured Paul Giamatti), BILLY AND DAGO, (NY premiere featured Scott Cohen,) THE SIZE OF THE WORLD, (premiere featured Liev Schreiber), THE SHOREHAM, (premiere featured Eric Stoltz), ADOPT A SAILOR, (premiere featured Sam Waterston and Eli Wallach,) CELADINE, (premiere featured Amy Irving) and CLASS. Additional plays include: WILDERNESS OF MIRRORS, TED’S HEAD, CLOUDS HILL, LOOKING AGAIN, (“Best Ten Minute Plays 2012”, Smith and Kraus) and TEN.
He has written screenplays and teleplays for studios such as: Universal Pictures, NBC, Dreamworks and Paramount Pictures. 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 Emmy winners Peter Coyote and Bebe Neuwirth. ADOPT A SAILOR was an official selection at more than 20 national and international film festivals, premiering on Showtime.
In addition, he 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. It was distributed by Kino Lorber.
Mr. Evered’s most recent film, OUT, starred Gloria LeRoy and had its world premiere at the Newport Film Festival. A new short play, KNOCK, KNOCK, premiered in London at Theatre503. Mr. Evered’s work has been profiled in The New York Times, BBC World and on NPR, among other outlets. He is a former officer in the United States Navy Reserve, having gained the rank of Lieutenant.
In 2010 he formed a production company called Ordinance 14.