About Evan Hastings
Evan is a Drama Therapist, Theatre of the Oppressed practitioner and Critical Educator. Currently, he is the Artistic Director of The Theatre in Health Education Trust in Ōtepoti/Dunedin, and Honorary Fellow of Theatre Studies at the University of Otago. Evan has a passion for turning pain into medicine through theatre. His work illuminates the intersection of Drama Therapy and Theatre of the Oppressed, creating performative engagements that raise urgent issues in aesthetic dialogue. Evan was a 3-time faculty fellow at Project Zero within Harvard University's Graduate School of Education, where he taught in the Project Zero Classroom Summer Institute and the Future of Learning Institute. At Lesley University in Cambridge, MA, USA, Evan taught in the Masters in Teaching program and the Bachelors in Expressive Therapies program. In India, Evan taught Drama Therapy in the Foundation in Expressive and Creative Arts Therapies program at the Studio for Movement Art and Therapies, was faculty at Srishti, Institute of Art, Design, and Technology, and visiting faculty at Xavier's College Mumbai. He created Shadow Liberation, a participatory shadow theatre method for community dialogue.