Job Role: Head of Stage Management and Technical Theatre
Department: Stage Management and Technical Theatre
Ian Evans is the Head of Stage Management at RWCMD and a Technical Production Manager (with a passion for sound). With nearly 40 years of experience, he has covered many genres of the entertainment industry including Theatre, Concerts, Outdoor events, cooperate events and exhibitions. This knowledge has fed directly into his teaching and greatly enhanced his skills as an educator. He is also External examiner at Birmingham City University, UK for their Stage Management programme and Rose Bruford College, UK for their Audio Production programme.
He has been involved with numerous educational projects for OISTAT, including co-Producer and Technical Director of WSD/Scenofest 2013 and co-Producer and Technical Director for Scenofest 2007, Project Leader for OISTAT Changing Perspectives at the Prague Quadrennial (PQ) 2015; co-organiser of the Beijing International Biennale 2012/2016. Ian has created soundscapes for the installation No Man’s Land PQ15, and the Brazilian Exhibition PQ19.
He spent four years working as visiting professor with the University of Novi Sad, Serbia, (part of the European Union TEMPUS programme), in developing train the trainer programmes to help support a national theatre industry.
Throughout the pandemic, as a member of OISTAT Education, Ian co-led international workshops on dealing with covid and the wellbeing of staff and students. His involvement with this work, and looking at the needs of his own students, has led to him becoming a qualified Restorative Practice Facilitator.
In 2016, Ian produced a sonic installation of his own composition called Whispers at the Desenhos de Cena #1 in São Paulo, Brazil. His innovative use of transducers for this installation, driven by his experiments that had shown how to turn any resonant material into a loudspeaker, led to his making further developments in their implementation which allow directors, set designers, costume designers and others to introduce audio into their work. Ian was invited by World Stage Design 2017 to develop the ideas first explored in Whispers into a three-day workshop on the use of transducers at the Taipei National University of the Arts.
Ian was the Technical Production Manager and co-Lighting Designer for the Society of British Theatre Designers’ exhibition Staging Places at the PQ -Prague Quadrennial 2019 and the Victoria and Albert Museum London. He was also the sound designer for the Brazilian PQ entry.