Maruti Evans has designed scenery and lighting for theater and opera.

His productions include Real Enemies, Epiphany, Liederabend and Else Where (BAM), Witness Uganda, Alive vs. Wonderland and Mouth Wide Open (A.R.T.), Much Ado About Nothing (A.R.T. and McCarter Theater), Big Apple Circus (2015 and 2016), Cool Hand Luke, Deliverance and Cafe Society Swing (59e59), Master and Margarita (SummerScape), An Oresteia (Classic Stage Co), Crowns (Goodman Theater), Ballad of Emmett Till, Owl Answers and The Dutchman (Penumbra Theater), Tosca (Opera Colorado), The Marriage of Figaro (Florida Grand Opera), The Marriage of Figaro, Orfeo and The Turn of the Screw (Stonybrook Opera) and Sweeney Todd (Virginia Opera).

He has received the Drama Desk Award in 2013 for designing Tiny Dynamite and Pilo Family Circus and Drama Desk nominations for Deliverance, In the Heat of the Night, Slaughterhouse 5 and Blindness.