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OutSpoke Productions

OutSpoke Productions

OutSpoke Productions is dedicated to the creation and wide dissemination of performance works by critically-acclaimed musician and theatre artist evalyn parry. OutSpoke integrates traditional storytelling forms with modern technology to tell stories about women’s lives through both a historical and contemporary lens, creating innovative performances that span genres, genders and generations. Using music and story, [...]



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.

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Bottle this!

“Water must be public | Water must be free | Water is a human right, not a luxury”  THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU DRINK! I am thrilled any time that a teacher or educator (or anyone!) uses my recording of Bottle This! in any educational or activist context.  Not only does bottled water not make sense, it [...]

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

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 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 [...]

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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 [...]


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 [...]