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Dutch Kills Theatre

Evan has been brought on to two projects with Dutch Kills Theatre, workshopping two shows and staged readings by Hondo Weiss-Richmond and Daniel McCoy. Dutch Kills is committed to developing new plays by the most exciting emerging theater artists in New York and beyond.

Theater News: IRNE Awards

Speaking on behalf of the IRNE judges, Mike Hoban declared that “we support the brave action of Evan Gambardella in coming forward and sharing his trauma in order to shine a light on inappropriate and predatory behavior and the horrific consequences for its victims.”

IRNE's End

Another IRNE reviewer, Alan Chase, was accused of sexual assault by a young actor, Evan Gambardella, who said Chase used his influence as a critic to manipulate him. Chase, 71, was charged this month with indecent assault and battery on a person in connection with the incident.

Evan's #MeToo Statement

In 2012, I was sexually assaulted by Al Chase, a member of the IRNE Awards Committee and a theatre reviewer in the Greater Boston Area. This assault was my first sexual experience. I am not his first victim. According to the Boston University Police Department, Al is a repeat sexual offender. 

Boston Globe: Sexual Assault Allegations Erupt in Boston

A freelance theater critic has been blacklisted by area theaters after an actor accused him of sexual assault — a case that was reported to police but not pursued by prosecutors as the critic continued to circulate within Boston’s theater community.

Dutch Kills Theatre

Evan has been brought on to two projects with Dutch Kills Theatre, workshopping two shows and staged readings by Hondo Weiss-Richmond and Daniel McCoy. 

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