Performer - Artist - Educator

Al Evangelista is a faculty member in the School of Performing Arts at Virginia Tech. Al is an interdisciplinary artist whose creative process engages with social justice and performance studies. His research identifies ways in which theatre and dance provoke and create positive change.

Al acted and performed at Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Adventure Stage Chicago, Haven Theatre Company, Chicago Opera Theatre, Moss Arts Center, as well as, danced in works for Dance Exchange, the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, The Inconvenience, Links Hall, among others.

Al also choreographed works at Steppenwolf Garage, Links Hall, American Theatre Company, Chicago’s Night Out in the Parks, Bharat Rang Mahotsav Festival, the University of Chicago, and the University of Michigan Museum of Modern Art and Hill Auditorium.

Al trained with the Steppenwolf West program, American Conservatory Theater, and is a graduate of UC San Diego and the University of Michigan.

Current Teaching

Virginia Tech - Fall 2019

Intro to Acting - Tuesday/Thursday 3:30p.m.-4:45p.m.
Intro to Applied Collaborative Techniques - Tuesday/Thursday 11:00a.m.-12:15p.m.
Intro to Applied Collaborative Techniques - Tuesday/Thursday 12:30p.m.-1:45p.m.

Current Projects

Balm in Gilead
Director -- Virginia Tech Mainstage Production

Daring Dances
Curatorial Assistant

Center for Communicating Science
Faculty Fellow


You can get a hold of me through the e-mail link below or by clicking the contact button.