Charles Evered (Playwright, Celadine) received his undergraduate degree from Rutgers-Newark and an MFA from Yale University, where he studied with the Academy Award-winning director George Roy Hill. He has written screenplays and teleplays for studios such as Universal Pictures, NBC, Dreamworks, and Paramount Pictures.
He has received the Berrilla Kerr Award, the Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, the Chesterfield/Amblin Fellowship, the Edward Albee/William Flanagan Fellowship, the Bert Linder Fellowship, the Lucas Artist Fellowship, and the Crawford Playwriting Award.
His published plays include Running Funny (premiere featured Paul Giamatti), The Size of the World (premiere featured Liev Schreiber), The Shoreham (premiere featured Eric Stoltz), Celadine (premiere featured Amy Irving), Wilderness of Mirrors, Teds's Head, Clouds Hill, and Adopt a Sailor (premiere featured Bebe Neuwirth, Sam Waterston, and Eli Wallach, among others).
Mr. Evered's film and television credits include the black-andwhite double episode of Monk entitled Mr. Monk and the Leper for USA Network. He also wrote and directed the feature film Adopt a Sailor, which stars Bebe Neuwirth, Peter Coyote, and Ethan Peck. Adopt a Sailor premiered at The Williamstown Film Festival, then became an Official Selection at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, among many others. More recently, he wrote and directed the short film Visiting, starring James Waterston and Amy Locane.
His work has been profiled in The New York Times, BBC World, and on NPR. Mr. Evered is a former Lieutenant in the United States Navy Reserve, where he was attached to the Navy Office of Information. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of California-Riverside.