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Articles by Evan Lambert

Evan Lambert
About Evan Lambert (3 Articles)
Evan has written for Mic, Ranker, and Out Magazine, to name a few, and has interviewed everyone from Joan Rivers to the cast of Jersey Shore. He's originally from Virginia, which is a good place to leave, and now resides in NYC, where he studies improv at The PIT and produces the recurring show "The Improvised Real Housewives Episode." He once wrote an op-ed from the perspective of the peach in Call Me By Your Name. Evan likes playing piano, Cloud Atlas (the book AND movie, don't judge), and reading difficult novels on public transportation in hopes that he'll be featured on Hot Dudes Reading. He has also written a one-act musical with another person named Evan about the ghost of Saddam Hussein having an affair with Nicolas Cage. You missed it.

Fruiting Bodies

May 1, 2019

With "Bodies," playwright Sam Chanse attempts to explore the realities of Japanese-American culture in the 21st century, but gets lost in the process. Bodies is at its core an exploration of familial ties and meaningful human connections, as is made clear by the time it reaches its multiple emotional climaxes. Its monologues about mushrooms and self-worth suggest a more ambitious artistic treatise, but ultimately weaken those other core themes. [more]

Actually, We’re F**ked

March 9, 2019

In between scenes, the play’s lighting (by Paul Miller) and sound (by M.L. Dogg) conspire to create a hallucinogenic, disorienting slideshow of animals and rotting metropolises — a reminder of the massively dysfunctional world in which the characters of "Actually, We’re F**ked" are potentially raising children. Mind you, the question of whether or not to raise a child in 2019, along with lengthy discussions about genitalia, is essential to this play. And the answer to that question, according to "Actually, We’re F**ked," is much more lovely and hopeful than you might expect. So go see this show if you want a road map for emotionally processing the very f**ked America we live in right now — or very detailed and accurate instructions on how to break into a company server. That is something that appears in this play as well to quite amusing effect. [more]

Interview with Marc Sinoway

March 2, 2019

Another — and perhaps unexpected — benefit of having Nathan around was that Sinoway had a built-in support system on set. Once, when Sinoway was feeling overwhelmed during a tech rehearsal of Manifesto — a previous collaboration of theirs — Nathan put his hand on Sinoway’s shoulder and just let him cry. [more]