"Triumphantly good work...Matthew Kutas and Evan Tsitsias have mastered a small platform stage. Remarkable and poignant."

                                    - XTRA Magazine.

"If you consider the Megan Follows version of Anne of Green Gables to be the definitive stage or television classic, think again. Director/producer Evan Tsitsias has breathed new life into an innovative and touching rendition of the timeless tale."

                                  - The Observer

"... director Evan Tsitsias beautifully weaves an aura of whimsy into the show."            

                       - NYtheatre.com

 "Director Evan Tsitsias once again demonstrates his finesse for musical theatre as each song is cleverly choreographed and executed."                  -North Star

"Sharply directed by Evan Tsitsias..."

                                                       - Now Magazine

"Director Evan Tsitsias knows the value of small gestures and keeps our attention..." 

                                       - Mooney on Theatre

 

"Director Evan Tsitsias and the actors have created a compelling show that grabs one’s attention and holds it."      - Inside Halton

"Tsitsias and co-director Esther Jun stage a gripping, sometimes harrowing production."

                                    -Jon Kaplan, Now Magazine

"Director Evan Tsitsias creates those desperate relationships carefully..."

                                                 - Slotkin Letter

 * Nominated for the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Direction of a Musical - "Kiss of the Spider Woman"

 * Nominated for the John Hirsch Directing Prize - Canada Council for the Arts

 * Nominated for a Broadwayworld Award: Best Direction of a Musical - "Kiss of the Spider Woman"

 * Nominated for a Broadwayworld Award: Best Direction of a Musical - "A Misfortune"

 * Nominated for a Broadwayworld Award: Best Direction of a Musical - " I Love You,  You're Perfect...Now Change"

 * Finalist - Charles Abbott Directing Fellowship - Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation

 * Nominated for a BRAVO Award - Best Direction of a Musical - "Footloose"

 

Director Evan Tsitsias' use of the space was nothing less than brilliant.          - Now Magazine

"The success of this production rests with director Evan Tsitsias, who keeps the staging brisk, simple and uncluttered."

                                                                     -  Broadwayworld.com

 DirectING

Kiss of the Spider Woman

Eclipse Theatre Company presented at the Old Don Jail

6 Dora Mavor Moore Award Nominations - Best Musical, Direction, Choreography, Musical Direction (Winner) and Performances by Tracy Michailidis and Kawa Ada

8 Broadwayworld Nominations - Best Musical, Direction, Choreography, Company, and 4 Performing nominations

"Eclipse Theatre's site-specific staged concert production of the Tony Award-winning musical delivers a one-of-a-kind experience. Eclipse Theatre's inaugural production will hold you completely captive." - Now Magazine

"...near perfect...with such a strong first outing and powerful buzz, you can bet Eclipse will be presenting more of these delightful site-specific escapes from reality." - Mooney on Theatre

"The audience is drawn into the imaginative act and the performers’ energy is compellingly focused. The ambition and the musical achievement bode well for Eclipse’s future." - The Toronto Star

25th  Annual Putnam Spelling Bee

Produced by Koogle Theatre at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre

Starring:  Mark Allan, Niko Combitsis, Daniel Spragge, Leslie Kay,  Laura Caswell, Shaina Silver-Baird,  Cara Pantalone, Christopher Alan Gray, Giovanni Spina

 "Favourite Local Musical" of 2016 -  Burlington Post

"Spellbinding Show...Wildly entertaining...This production had nifty comic twists...

Directed by Evan Tsitsias, the show featured great, freewheeling song and dance numbers...

very moving... worthy of an encore performance."

                                                                                              - Burlington Post

"As good as it gets...Summer fare that is worth the time."  - Burlington Gazette

ECHO

Written by: Evan Tsitsias, Chang Nai Wen and Laura Tesman

 

Co- Directed by : Evan Tsitsias, Chang Nai Wen and Laura Tesman

 

Starring: Iphigenia Grivas Aristea Stafylaraki, Irene shoulder, Katerina Drakopoulou Thanos Foskolos, John Harbatsis Stavros Giannouladis George Kissandrakis, James Mindrinos & Tali Custer

 

This was a part written, part devised piece developed as part of the WWL and the Syros Institute in Syros, Greece.  It explores the subject of refugees and the current political crisis in Greece through the lens of Greek Chorus. What happens when an individual steps out of a group? What happens to both the individual and the group? These were some of the questions explored.  

 

Performed at the historic Apollo Theatre in Syros, Greece. 

 

"A sensational artistic experience... "Echo"  touched us, left us shaken and spoke directly to the heart..."

                                                                                    - Anthony Boumpas, Daily Journal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We Are the Play

Written by: Evan Tsitsias

 

Co-directed by: Evan Tsitsias and Chang Nai Wen

 

Starring: Jonathan Aikins, Kristin Becker, Sonja Chan, Dilan Gülmez, Para Kiala, Lara-Sophie Milagro and Larius Phoulivong

 

Produced by Sysiphos Der Flugelefant and English Theatre Berlin and performed as a site specific, immersive experience at the Berlin Wall Memorial in Germany. 

"Thoroughly enlightening, very entertaining excursion..."

                                                                                       - Der Tagesspiegel