Regina Y. Evans
Regina Y. Evans, a native of Oakland, California, is a Poet, Playwright, Actor, Entrepreneur, Modern Day Abolitionist and a Survivor Leader in the fight against sex trafficking. She is the Owner of Regina's Door, a vintage boutique located in Oakland, Ca. Regina's Door is an artistic safe haven and healing sanctuary for at-risk youth, homeless youth, young Oakland Creatives and survivors of human trafficking.
Regina's Door was honored to receive the 2015 Oakland Indie Award for Social Change-maker.Ms. Evans holds a Performing Artist Residency at the Flight Deck, Oakland, Ca. Her most current stage play, 52 Letters (Writer, Producer, Director, Performer), a poetic stage play bringing awareness to the issue of sex trafficking in the United States, was honored to win a Best of 2013 San Francisco Fringe Festival Award. Additionally, Ms. Evans has performed 52 Letters venues including the Berkeley Festival of Ideas (Excerpt performance, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Berkeley, Ca), The Flight Deck, (Oakland, Ca), The Marsh Theatre (San Francisco, Ca), 2015 Freedom Summit (Santa Clara, Ca), Merritt College (Oakland, Ca), Eliza's Pearl Arthouse (Oakland, Ca), UC Berkeley Conference on Human Trafficking (Berkeley, Ca), Love Don't Hurt Trafficking Awareness Community Event (Oakland, Ca), Rescue Is Not Enough Trafficking Awareness Event (San Jose, Ca), YWCA of Silicon Valley Anti Trafficking Freedom Week Event (San Jose, Ca), the Ignite
Conference/UC Berkeley (Berkeley, Ca) Human Trafficking Freedom Seder, Beth Am Congregation (Los Altos, Ca), 2013 DIVAS Tell All series (The EXIT Theatre, SF, CA), and the 2013 DIVA fest, (EXIT Theatre, SF, CA).
As a Modern Day Abolitionist, Ms. Evans volunteers with Love Never Fails, a Bay Area Anti-Trafficking organization founded by Vanessa Marie Johnson Russell. She is also a member of the S.H.A.D.E. Movement (Survivors Healing, Advising and Dedicated to Empowerment), a survivor run consulting/advocacy organization, founded by Social Justice Advocate and Survivor Leader Sarai Theolinda Smith-Mazariegos.
Ms. Evans is a board member of the non-profit Seek and Save which serves Bay Area at-risk youth by providing mentoring and financial resources. Seek and Save was founded by Humanitarian Mark Fisher.
Ms. Evans has traveled extensively throughout the world and resided in Sydney, Australia where she operated and owned The Diva's Closet Vintage Clothing Boutique which catered to a celebrity clientele including Beyoncé, Cate Blanchett, Deborah Mailman, Claudia Karvan, Bridie Carter, and Georgie Parker. The boutique was also a costume and red carpet styling resource for the Australian theater, music, television and movie industries. Her dresses were seen at Cannes Film Festival, MTV Awards, Aria Awards, Logie Awards, and AFI Awards.