Charles Evered (born November 12, 1964) is an American-born playwright, screenwriter and film director. Born in Passaic, New Jersey, Evered grew up in Rutherford, New Jersey, the fifth child of Marie (née Cole) and Charles J. Evered. He lives in Princeton, New Jersey and Los Angeles, California.
Charles Evered took his undergraduate degree from Rutgers–Newark and an MFA from Yale University, where he studied with director George Roy Hill. 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 F. Albee Foundation Fellowship, the Bert Linder Fellowship, the Lucas Artist Fellowship and the Crawford Playwriting Award. His plays include Running Funny (premiere featured Paul Giamatti), 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), and Celadine (premiere featured Amy Irving). Additional plays include Bridewell, Wilderness of Mirrors, Ted's Head, Clouds Hill, Ten, Class and Looking Again.
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 and co-writing the screenplay for the feature Running Funny. Mr. Evered also wrote and directed the feature film Adopt a Sailor, starring Peter Coyote and Bebe Neuwirth. Adopt a Sailor was an official selection at more than 20 national and international film festivals and premiered on Showtime. His short film Visiting premiered at the Palm Springs International Film Festival. His second feature 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, stars Gloria LeRoy and had its world premiere in April 2014 at The Newport Beach Film Festival. His play Knock, Knock will have its premiere in London at Theatre503 in June 2014.
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.
- Running Funny (with Paul Giamatti and Nick Brooks, 1988)
- Billy and Dago (with William Francis McGuire, Peter Gregory, Scott Cohen, Damian Young, etc., 1989)
- The Size of the World (with Sean Cullen and Liev Schreiber, 1990/1)
- Traces (with Sean Haberle, 1990)
- The Shoreham (with Eric Stoltz, 2001)
- Bridewell (2002)
- Visiting (with Morgan Murphy[disambiguation needed] and Wendy Rolfe Evered, 2002)
- Adopt a Sailor (ten minute version, with Sam Waterston, Bebe Neuwirth, Eli Wallach, etc., 2002)
- Wilderness of Mirrors (2003) published by Broadway Play Publishing Inc.
- Clouds Hill (2004) published by Broadway Play Publishing Inc.
- Celadine (with Amy Irving, 2004) published by Broadway Play Publishing Inc.
- Ted's Head (2004)
- Adopt a Sailor (Full length version) (2005) published by Broadway Play Publishing Inc.
- Boston (2008)
- Looking Again (2009)
- Ten (2011)
- Class (2013) published by Broadway Play Publishing Inc.
- Knock Knock (2014) London premiere.
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