Evans, Edward Kinchley (American playwright, director, ____-____), “Phantom’s Dance,”
a __-minute drama in English, set in Manhattan, New York City, 1955,
© ____ by Edward Kinchley Evans; • in At Rise [:A Magazine in Four Acts] (Santa Fe Springs, California, U.S.A.: The Author, _____), a defunct quarterly publication containing scripts available for production; • script/rights available from Edward Kinchley Evans, P.O. Box 783, Emlenton, Pennsylvania 16373-0783, U.S.A., e-mail TheActingCompany@aol.com.
Gordy (m), age 50, _____; Bird (m), age 50, _____; Lydia (f), age 50, _____.
“A surreal visit with three artists in Manhattan of the 1950’s and how their lives and loves intermingled.”
No telephone for At Rise, 9838 Jersey Avenue, Santa Fe Springs, California 90670, U.S.A., listed as of March, 1994. As of January, 2006, the reference librarian at Santa Fe Springs Public Library could not locate At Rise as a business and reported that the street address was that of another business; none of the library staff was familiar with the name. A better lead: “At Rise is out of business. . . . Their catalog was bought up by another group. Evans chose not to send rights on to them, instead retaining the rights . . . . This occurred somewhere in the early 90's we believe,” wrote Garth Emory Schafer in an e-mail, GESWho@GESWho.Net, February 23, 2006.
• Research could include Death in Xanadu. Edward Kinchley Evans . Film Makers' Cinematheque. Location: Drawer 3, Folder 40, in Jeffry, Alix. Photographs: Index (MS Thr 416).—Harvard Theatre Collection - Collections - Houghton Library - Harvard College Library, http://hcl.harvard.edu/libraries/houghton/collections/htc.html, accessed April 28, 2006.
• Edward Kinchley Evans directed his own play Topsy on the Boardwalk at La MaMa E.T.C., 74 A East 4th Street, New York City, March 25-April 11, 1999.—1999, http://www.lamama.org/, accessed February 3, 2006.
• A McBride Methodist Church, Screven County, Georgia, U.S.A., cemetery record records a grave for a different Edward Kinchley Evans, March 19, 1905-May 24, 1979.
• “In 1969 he [Glen Z. Gress, now deceased] moved back to paint and read and think in Pennsylvania . . . with playwright/director Evans, in a big house on a hill, ‘the old Crawford mansion,’ that, as Gress only learned after moving in, had been where Sunny Crawford von Bulow grew up—some few years before topsy got turvy. [Jerry Tallmer].”—Tallmer on the Town, http://www.nytheatre-wire.com/Topsy.htm, accessed February 3, 2006.
• A relevant obituary states, “Glen Z. Gress (72), died Feb. 1. He is vividly remembered as artistic director, actor, director, coach and chief engine from 1985 to 1996 of Pittsburgh's Laurel Highlands Regional Theatre, later the Acting Company, which he and Edward Kinchley Evans co-founded. When the two retired, they moved to a big old riverside house in Emlenton, but Glen continued to work, directing Iolanthe for the Pittsburgh Savoyards in 2001.”—On Stage: A curtain call for those lost in 2003, http://postgazette.com/, accessed February 3, 2006.
art, interdependence, life style, love, Manhattan.