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  • Tena Laing

    Hi again, Evalyn, I am wondering if there is any update on when/where this incredible looking film might be available. As I mentioned back in March 2014, I loved your Huntsville show, and would love to share this with my students as we discuss the Northwest Passage. You mentioned an audio version might be available sooner. Can you point me in that direction if it is - I can't seem to find it on your website. Thanks! Tena

  • evalyn

    Hey there! i have finally figured out how to get this page working, so you should now be able to order on-line (thru paypal) here. Thanks, evalyn

  • Debra Alexander

    Hi Evalyn, I saw SPIN on Sunday, I was completely transported for the duration of the show. It was wonderfully educational and moving, and I'm so glad I got to see it. As a life-long bike enthusiast and songwriter trying to make a living with my art, I could relate on so many levels. Fantastic job! I do hope we run into each other out and about...don't know if you remember the time I met you when Karyn Ellis was in town...maybe an occasion will soon arise. I had this fleeting vision of being able to know you when you're about 96 and reminiscing about the days when you put on SPIN. Ha! Who knows what the world will be like then. All The Best, Debra

  • Steven Bush

    Dear Evalyn: I was lucky enough to be in the audience for your show this afternoon. (Sat. Nov. 22nd) What great work! I walked into the theatre feeling heavy-hearted and left feeling inspired and lightened. "Spin" is a precious gift in this era of so much darkness. Thank you. I have the CD and look forward to the version with that superb string trio. All the best getting that moving! Thanks again, and much love ... Steven



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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’ […]

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

Blank Map of Canada

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: Buddies 2016

Gertrude and Alice

  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

Graceful Rebellions, by Shaista Latif, directed by evalyn parry

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 […]

For the Love of CBC

evalyn with Colonel Chris Hadfield

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 […]

Obaaberima in Ottawa and Vancouver

photo of Tawiah M'Carthy by Jeremy Mimnagh

It is a joy to be back in the rehearsal hall this week directing Obaaberima, the play written and performed by Tawiah M’Carthy, with musician Kobena Aquaa Harrison.   I love this show very much, and I could not be more excited that this Buddies in Bad Times production is getting a chance to go on […]

Ottawa at Undercurrents

Hey Ottawa, we have two more shows – tonight (Feb 19) at 7 pm and tomorrow (Feb 20th) at 9 pm.  We are having a great time at Undercurrents Festival, excited to see more shows in the next 24 hours!    it is SO COLD in Ottawa and we soft Torontonians are feeling it in […]

Valentines is also World Organ Donation Day


Feb 14 is not just Valentines Day, it’s also World Organ Donor Day.A very dear friend of mine is waiting for a kidney transplant.  We went to theatre school together.  She is an incredible human being, and incredible artist, and she’s on dialysis again at the moment, as she waits  – along with 4500 other Canadians […]

SPIN in Philly Jan 24 & 25

SPIN poster

We are heading to Philadelphia next week for a short weekend run of SPIN for family audiences (a slightly shorter version of the show) at the Painted Bride Theatre.  Excited to return to Philadelphia, a city with lots of personal family history (and great cousins) in it.  Aside from performing and visiting my fan, while […]