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“Equally funny and dangerous” CBC Radio

evalyn parry is an award-winning Canadian theatre maker, writer and musician. Steeped in the folk tradition but born to innovate, her boundary-blurring work is inspired by intersections of history, autobiography and contemporary social activism; her performances have explored everything from 19th century cycling heroines to bottled water, from queer identity to the quest for the Northwest Passage.  Whether accompanying herself on guitar, water bottle, shruti box or loop pedals – or joined by a percussionist playing an amplified bicycle — parry takes her unique perspective on the world and transforms it into art that spans genres, genders and generations.

 

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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 […]

evalyn with Colonel Chris Hadfield

For the Love of CBC

This past Monday, I had the pleasure of performing as part of a big show at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa in support of CBC Radio / Radio Canada.    At the very last minute, I was asked to step in to replace the anglophone co-host for the event, Candy Palmater, who fell ill […]