Max Evjen is the Artistic and Executive Director of Redshift Productions, a company that creates experiences in art and science for scientists, artists, and everyone. Redshift facilitates collaboration to create artistic works as formal and informal science education, conducts assessment of science outreach, offers training for best practices in science communication, and provides entertainment and workshops for conferences and symposia. Past projects include: Off Broadway: Phallacy by Carl Djerassi at the Cherry Lane Theatre, Three on a Couch and Taboos by Carl Djerassi at the Soho Playhouse, SeaChange: Reversing the Tide by Roger Payne and Lisa Harrow at the Cherry Lane Theatre; Off-Off Broadway: the rock opera Galileo: The Emotional Life of a Spacecraft, the comedy Happy Hour at the Event Horizon. Regional: Dance of Scales at the 2010 Light in Winter Festival, Ithaca, NY. Redshift has provided entertainment and informal educational workshops for NISEnet, Cornell University’s Center for Life Sciences Enterprise, the Cary Institute for Ecosystem Studies, and created EcoTales, a series of modern day fables that feature invasive species as story protagonists that were created and performed by New York State Parks Visitors. Upcoming: Inherited, a play about the difficulties of teaching evolution in hostile environments. Redshift was recently featured on NPR Science Friday, ABC News Nightline and CBS Sunday Morning, and has been featured in The New York Times, Variety, TimeOut NY, and numerous other industry trade outlets.
Max is a native of California who earned an M.B.A. from Ithaca College and a B.F.A. in Performing Arts from Adelphi University. He is currently a candidate for a Master of Arts in Museum Studies from Johns Hopkins University. As an actor, he has appeared with the original cast of Wit at the Union Square Theatre and as Thomas Jefferson in Trail of Tears at Theatre for the New City. Max also performed with the Chekhov Theatre Ensemble in the Off-Off Broadway productions of Between Worlds and The Trojan Women. Film: Law and Order, Law and Order: SVU, Ed, The Real Show (pilot). He has been playing and writing music for eighteen years with several bands including Terra Incognita, Deni Bonet, One Trick Llama, Missionary Lizards, Frank Joseph and the Hipshakers, and Heretics and Privateers. He spent three years teaching New York City public school children core curriculum through acting and movement with Stages of Learning, and continues to design curriculum for presentation skills. He has worked with Cornell University's Human Computer Interaction Lab on mobile device applications focused on science learning and on countering child obesity through encouraging the creation of music through movement. Max also works as a freelance PR, Marketing, and Organizational Development consultant.
Nanoscale phenomena, Technology tools and applications, Societal implications