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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 […]


SPIN returns to Toronto

After 3 years of touring the continent, SPIN returns to Toronto for a one-week engagement at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, it’s true!   Nov 19-24, 2014.  On the main stage at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre. People of Toronto!  If you missed the show last time, now is your chance.  But even if you saw […]

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SummerWorks: To Live in the Age of Melting: The Idea of North 2.0

  So I’m hard at work finishing the film “To Live in the Age of Melting, part I: Northwest Passage” (thanks to the generous donations to the Indigogo crowd funding campaign!)  Meanwhile, coming up this August at the SummerWorks festival, I begin part II…  here’s what it’s all about: The Idea of North 2.0 “Something […]

The Young Creators Unit

For the past seven years, evalyn has been the Director of the Buddies in Bad Times Theatre Young Creators Unit, where she mentors young queer artists through the process of creating a one-person show, presented annually at the Rhubarb Festival. From 2005 to 2011, evalyn also created and ran the PrideCab program.  She is proud […]

Obaaberima, by Tawiah M'Carthy, Directed by Evalyn Parry


Winner of 2013 Dora Awards for Best Production, Best Original Sound Design and Composition, and Best Lighting Design, with nominations for Best Director (evalyn parry), Best Performance (Tawiah McCarthy) and Best New Play, the world premiere of Obaaberima was presented by Buddies in Bad Times Theatre in 2012.   Obaaberima will be touring in 2015 to the […]

The Independent Aunties

The Independent Aunties

The Aunties (evalyn parry, Anna Chatterton, and Karin Randoja) are currently in Residence at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre developing our new show about Gertrude Stein and Alice B Toklas; working title “Gertrude & Alice”.

a film by evalyn parry and Elysha Poirier

To Live in the Age of Melting

my polar project has been moving toward completion at a glacial pace…but the final results of a long slow process are drawing nearer..stay tuned



Buddies in Bad Times Theatre in association with OutSpoke Productions presents
Written and performed by Evalyn Parry
Directed by Ruth Madoc-Jones
Production design by Beth Kates
Featuring Brad Hart and Anna Friz
Starring THE BICYCLE as muse, musical instrument, and agent of social change

Through a series of songs played live on a vintage bicycle, SPIN recounts a theatrical cycle of stories about bikes, women and liberation. Inspired by the incredible true tale of Annie Londonderry, the first woman to ride around the world on a bicycle in 1894, SPIN blends theatre, music and technology in a unique tribute to the bicycle as muse, musical instrument and agent of social change.