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by William Shakespeare

Oregon Shakespeare Festival

"A riveting production shrewdly directed by Evren Odcikin gives festival fans a reason to rejoice" KLCC


Torch Song

by Harvey Fierstein

Marin Theatre

"Director Evren Odcikin and a terrific ensemble do wonders with Fierstein's brilliant script" Pacific Sun


Selling Kabul

by Sylvia Khoury

Northern Stage

"Timely and fiercely powerful theater with excellent ensemble acting" Rutland Herald



by Mona Mansour

Oregon Shakespeare Festival

"Raw and poignant... Astutely directed by Evren Odcikin." Times Standard


This Is Who I Am

by Amir Nizar Zuabi

Woolly Mammoth and Playco, in association with ART, Guthrie Theater, and OSF

"Intimate, potent, and universal... The play, with focused direction from Evren Odcikin, pulses with emotion." WBUR Boston

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Nine Parts of Desire

by Heather Raffo

Portland Center Stage

An intimate and complex portrait of the extraordinary (and ordinary) lives of nine Iraqi women.



by Gabriel Jason Dean

InterAct Theatre Company

"An impeccable production. . . directed with smooth clarity by Evren Odcikin" WHYY Philadelphia


Late Company

by Jordan Tannahill

New Conservatory Theatre Center

"The cast assembled under the masterful direction of Evren Odcikin is superb." Theatre Eddys


We Swim, We Talk, We Go to War

by Mona Mansour

Golden Thread Productions

"Each time the play, directed by Evren Odcikin, steps out of and then back inside a frame it’s established, it feels like the only possible move the show could make." —San Francisco Chronicle



by Guillermo Calderón

Shotgun Players

"A powerful production that deftly mixes hilarity with emotional gut punches and much needed wake-up calls " —Mercury News

Sensitive Guys

by MJ Kaufman

InterAct Theatre Company

"Odcikin’s direction enables the laughter, while building on (and exposing) Kaufman’s better devices. " —Philadelphia Inquirer


by Lauren Gunderson and Geetha Reddy


"Sensitively by Evren Odcikin, [HeLa has] poetic audacity, imagination, and wit." Huffington Post

Autobiography of a Terrorist

by Saïd Sayrafiezadeh

Golden Thread Productions

"Directed by Evren Odcikin, who handles its many twists and turns nimbly, the show is often very funny."  The Mercury News

I Call My Brothers

by Jonas Hassen Khemiri

translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles

Cleveland Public Theatre

"Powerful, visceral... Odcikin finds a good balance between the script's emotional lows and highs, its poetry and politics." 

Morning Journal

The Most Dangerous Highway

in the World

by Kevin Artigue

Golden Thread Productions


"Poignant, poetic, and chilling... Sensitively directed by Evren Odcikin." —San Francisco Examiner

I Call My Brothers

by Jonas Hassen Khemiri

translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles

Crowded Fire Theater Company


"90 minutes of breathtaking theatricality guided by Odcikin's loving direction and choreography." —My Cultural Landscape

The Braggart Soldier

by Plautus, adapted and directed by Evren Odcikin

Custom Made Theatre Company

"Odcikin displays a rare expertise in making the tried and true look new." —Theatre Storm

Mutt, or Let's All Talk About Race

by Christopher Chen

Impact Theatre & Ferocious Lotus Theatre Company

"Odcikin keeps the comedy bracingly sharp while eliciting the most cohesively strong ensemble acting I've seen yet at Impact." —San Francisco Chronicle

Urge For Going

by Mona Mansour

Golden Thread Productions


"Emotions run high and strong in director Evren Odcikin's excellent production."—Theater Dogs


by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig

Crowded Fire Theater Company


"Odcikin's fast-paced staging deftly incorporates the play's heavy technological element." —KQED Arts

Language Rooms

by Yussef El Guindi

Golden Thread Productions & AASC (SF)

Golden Thread Productions & Latino Theatre Company (LA)


"In a well-paced and well-considered staging, director Evren Odcikin strikes a delicate balance between comic romp and tragedy." —Los Angeles Times


by Jonas Hassen Khemiri
translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles

Crowded Fire Theater Company


"Beautifully and aggressively staged . . . There’s comedy, mystery, surprises, and sinister darkness lurking about Odcikin’s sharp, crisply performed production." —TheaterDogs

The Oldest Profession

by Paula Vogel

Brava Theater Center

“Odcikin has directed the play with a smooth, sensitive hand that mines the big laughs and also makes room for the occasional poignancy.” —Bay Area Reporter

The Play About the Naked Guy

by David Bell

Impact Theatre


“Directed with anarchic élan and requisite comical definition by Evren Odcikin” —SF Bay Guardian

Ecstasy, a waterfable

by Denmo Ibrahim
Golden Thread Productions


“In director Evren Odcikin's sure, organic staging, narrative affect unfolds slowly amid current of incantatory ensemble movement, rhythm, and song.” —SF Bay Guardian


by Sophie Treadwell

Brava Theater Center

“Odcikin’s stylish and intimate take on the Impressionist classic of marriage as wage slavery Machinal packs a wallop.” —The Idiolect

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