hal evans

hal evans

Out of State Region
Spring, Texas
[email protected]

Getting students involved is the name of the game in Troupe d' Jour presentations. From wild-west storytelling to Greco-Roman mythology, from the classics of 19th Century American literature to the classics of the Elizabethan stage, students are both audience and actors. They learn key concepts for themselves, and are exposed to all the different types of learning..and have lots of fun, too.

Schools and sponsoring organizations may specify the elements or the curricula they wish to have students learn. Troupe d' Jour will present them through theatre exercises that enable students to acquire the necessary base knowledge. Then, the students will be moved beyond information to analysis, synthesis, and evaluation, incorporating all learning styles along the way.

Available to conduct teacher workshops.

Co-presented the Arkansas Arts Council's professional development workshop, Connecting to the Common Core, with Amy Braswell on April 20, 2013.

Presented teacher workshops in statewide public schools and presented at the ACTAA meeting September 2015 and 2016.

Presented teacher workshops in poetry at the Wilbur Mills educational service cooperative June 2016.


As founder and director of Troupe d' Jour, hal serves over 50,000 students and teachers per academic year. Troupe d' Jour brings curricula to life through interactive performances and workshops, including professional development in-services in arts integration. This work has earned acclaim of educators across the USA and a place for hal on the rosters of artists-in-education for the Texas Commission on the Arts and the Arkansas Arts Council. hal also brings professional acting, writing, and directing experience to his summer acting camps, aptly titled, Midsummer Shakespeareance Company. Since the beginning in 1995, hundreds of young actors (and many adults) have begun their study of acting and of Shakespeare with the MSC. Through the Shakespeare's Globe Centre Project 1999, hal studied with Louis Fantasia, Mark Rylance, Nesta Jones, and others in London. hal resides in Houston, TX.

AIE Program

Preferred Age Level: All ages
Geographic Availability: Statewide
Time Availability: Open
Special Needs: Overhead projector, power point projector, screen, theater space - all specific to content requested by the campus.