Evelyn Jean Pine

Evelyn Jean Pine

Evelyn Jean Pine believes the most powerful way to take on serious topics and artistic challenges is through play. . . . A staged reading of her comedy, 7 SECRETS OF TEACHING ONLINE, was a hit at the 2021 PlayGround Zoomfest: A New Works Festival. THE INVISIBLE PROJECT, co-written with Katja Rivera, launched the Latinx Mafia's Staged Reading series in March 2021. MOLECULE LITMAG just published her quick-...
Evelyn Jean Pine believes the most powerful way to take on serious topics and artistic challenges is through play. . . . A staged reading of her comedy, 7 SECRETS OF TEACHING ONLINE, was a hit at the 2021 PlayGround Zoomfest: A New Works Festival. THE INVISIBLE PROJECT, co-written with Katja Rivera, launched the Latinx Mafia's Staged Reading series in March 2021. MOLECULE LITMAG just published her quick-fire climate change play, NORTH POLE BEDTIME. She is currently commissioned by Strange Trace to write a short opera, NADA, about the impact of interruption with Norwegian composer, Tze Yeung Ho to be performed as part of the Stencils Festival in June 2022. www.evelynjeanpine.com

Plays

  • 7 Secrets of Teaching Online
    March 2020: A pandemic rages. College campuses across America close. In a panic, five college professors sign up for a course: 7 SECRETS OF TEACHING ONLINE. The class is relentlessly upbeat. Yet, an imposter is unmasked, careers are destroyed, lovers are cast out, grown men weep, secrets are betrayed, babies are born, families reunite, make-shift desks are littered with take-out boxes, and, of course, one...
    March 2020: A pandemic rages. College campuses across America close. In a panic, five college professors sign up for a course: 7 SECRETS OF TEACHING ONLINE. The class is relentlessly upbeat. Yet, an imposter is unmasked, careers are destroyed, lovers are cast out, grown men weep, secrets are betrayed, babies are born, families reunite, make-shift desks are littered with take-out boxes, and, of course, one lucky professor gets to sleep with the delivery person. (This play is developed to be performed in the theatre or via ZOOM.)
  • The Invisible Project (Co-authored with Katja Rivera)
    Tiffany Armor, a prominent scientist in the field of Invisibility, is on the verge of a breakthrough when her efforts are eclipsed by a competing lab. Dealing with this setback, she also clashes with Amber, her artist sister, who's in the midst of an eviction; Sam, her troubled teenaged son, who wants to know more about his absent father; and, Ingrid Rojas, her housekeeper, a Colombian nano-geneticist...
    Tiffany Armor, a prominent scientist in the field of Invisibility, is on the verge of a breakthrough when her efforts are eclipsed by a competing lab. Dealing with this setback, she also clashes with Amber, her artist sister, who's in the midst of an eviction; Sam, her troubled teenaged son, who wants to know more about his absent father; and, Ingrid Rojas, her housekeeper, a Colombian nano-geneticist fleeing a troubled past.
    Though at odds, Tiffany, Amber and Ingrid come together to discover how invisibility can functions--a discovery that works only on women. The three collaborators each have their own agenda on how best to unleash their joint discovery's personal and social "power." Their conflicting choices change their lives, and the consequences reverberate as we travel with them twenty years into the future.
  • Freeloader In The House of Love (or The Mermaid's Tears)
    A desperate housecleaner —down-and-out, but rich in swagger and recklessness— takes over the mansion of a porn magnate. Her goal: to make a buck by exploiting the way women get excited when men share their feelings…
  • Hephaestus and the Three Golden Robots
    War is over. The Olympians triumphant. The Titans vanquished. Zeus rules. So why can’t his son, Hephaestus — god of craftspeople, volcanoes, & fire — chillax?

    Aggravated by his bum leg, his prying mother, Hera, and his unfaithful wife, Aphrodite, he has only the comfort of three golden robots he designed to look exactly like his estranged wife, the goddess of love.

    He's...
    War is over. The Olympians triumphant. The Titans vanquished. Zeus rules. So why can’t his son, Hephaestus — god of craftspeople, volcanoes, & fire — chillax?

    Aggravated by his bum leg, his prying mother, Hera, and his unfaithful wife, Aphrodite, he has only the comfort of three golden robots he designed to look exactly like his estranged wife, the goddess of love.

    He's promised Prometheus, who created human beings, that he’d protect the goofy little humans forever, but Zeus has commanded Hephaestus to destroy them.

    Worst of all, Hephaestus suspects his dazzling robots are a little too fascinated by the human beings. Is he paranoid? Or has he really heard his glittering machines talking revolution and rage against the gods? If the god of volcanoes gets anymore antsy, the eruption will be earth- shattering.
  • The Secrets of the World
    Four Taino Indians, paraded by Columbus before Queen Isabella, vow to change history. Steeled by myth, each explores a new world in which hope, intimacy, and conquest collide, and Queen Isabella discovers that the world is bigger and more complicated than in her wildest dreams.

    The play is intimate in expression, but epic in scope, and double-casting makes the large number of characters manageable
  • The Christmas Call
    War vets, two from the USA, one from Viet Nam, reconnect over the holidays.
  • Simple & Elegant
    Simple and Elegant, the daughters of a poor fisherman, argue over a gold coin they discover in the belly of a fish.


    Published in _Best of PlayGround, 2013_, Cass Brayton, Editor
    Award: PlayGround Distinguished PlayWright, 2013
  • Cleaning Out
    Cleaning out their dead mother’s apartment, two sisters argue over a bottle of perfume.

    Awards:
    6th Street Playhouse, New Works Festival, Honorable Mention, 2005
    Quickies Festival, Actors Theatre of Santa Rosa, Honorable Mention, 2005
  • Walking The Starry Path: A California Country-Western Musical
    1956. Rock and roll is tearing apart the First Family of California Country Music. If her boys like it, Mama likes it, but Daddy’s hates the sound, but the boys want to rip this thing apart. A California Country and Western music retelling of the myth of Uranus, Gaia & Cronos. Music by Tom Darter.