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evalyn parry is an award-winning Canadian theatre-maker and songwriter.  Director, performer,  writer, musician, educator, collaborator and innovator, she is an artist committed to social justice, multi-disciplinary exploration and artistic adventure.  She is the incoming artistic director of Buddies in Bad Times Theatre in Toronto, starting September 2015.

“Equally funny and dangerous” CBC Radio

“an indie-theatre powerhouse” Globe & Mail


New news

A new job

So the news is out:  it was officially announced yesterday.  Starting this September, I am going to be the new artistic director of Buddies in Bad Times Theatre in Toronto, Canada’s oldest and longest running queer theatre company.   I couldn’t be more excited. It’s a huge honour, a big new step in my career, […]


A postcard from Churchill MB

Greetings from Churchill Manitoba! Elysha Poirier and I took the 40 hour train ride from Winnipeg to Churchill earlier this week – since there’s no road in, you can either take the train or fly – and now we’re hanging out here in this town where the railway ends.  The polar bear capital of Canada. Played […]

The Muskeg Express…to Churchill MB

Next week, Elysha Poirier and I are heading to Churchill Manitoba….40 hours by train from Winnipeg on the Muskeg Express. We are going on a research adventure, to continue the conversation we began last year at SummerWorks: we call it “The Idea of North 2.0“. Riffing off Glenn Gould’s 1967 radio doc ‘The Idea of North’ […]

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To Live in the Age of Melting, in development at Theatre Passe Muraille

Pleased to announce that my project, To Live in the Age of Melting, will have another phase of development (with a public showing) at Theatre Passe Muraille in December 2015. Horray! Thanks TPM for welcoming us into your hallowed halls. In advance of the creative development period in December, this June my collaborator Elysha Poirier […]

Gertrude and Alice

Gertrude and Alice: Buddies 2016

  Delighted to announce that the Independent Aunties’ production of Gertrude and Alice will be presented as part of Buddies in Bad Times 2015/16 Season:  March 5-27, 2016. Visiting the audience in the present day, Gertrude and Alice come to find out how history has treated them. The couple recounts stories of their 40-year relationship, […]

Graceful Rebellions, by Shaista Latif, directed by evalyn parry

Graceful Rebellions

This show (which I directed at last year’s SummerWorks Festival in Toronto) plays as part of the National Art Centre’s ONTARIO SCENE festival this week, two more shows! Great opening last night, happy to be part of this amazing splendour of Ontario talent at the festival…. This show is yet another work that originated as part of […]