E. M. Hernandez

An award winning playwright, an actor, and a producer for stage, film and audio projects, Evan Hernandez began his creative career by working with his parents, the award winning writing team Frank and Betsy Hernandez. His vocal and acting talents were used on such projects as the Hide ‘Em in Your Heart video series for EMI CMG and Bridgestone’s animated cartoon, Under the Sea.

He attended the University of Evansville for a degree in theater. There, he was published as an opinion columnist and short-fiction writer. He was also honored with the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Short Play Award. He was a principle actor in many of U of E’s acclaimed theater productions, including Our Town, Street Scene and Taming of the Shrew. He graduated cum laude in 2006.

Evan went on to tour with The Seattle Shakespeare Company as a principle actor in Romeo and Juliet. Since relocating to New York City in 2009, he has worked for various productions as a producer, writer, and director. In 2011, he joined the scenic carpentry team for The Public Theater creating the elaborate sets for Shakespeare In The Park as well as The Public’s main-stage theater productions.

His one man Christmas show, A Great Light, went on an interstate tour after two seasons of New York performances.

He currently lives with his wife and newborn son in the greater Nashville area.