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Evalyn Parry

Evalyn Parry is the artistic director of Buddies in Bad Times Theatre in Toronto. An award- winning, queer performance-maker, her work as a director, musician, creator/performer and collaborator is inspired by intersections of social justice, history, and auto/biography. Her show Kiinalik: These Sharp Tools (co-created with Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory, Erin Brubacher, Elysha Poirier and Cris Derksen) is a "concert and conversation" between the North and South of Canada, weaving personal storytelling with themes of colonization and climate disruption. Kiinalik won the 2018 Dora Award for Outstanding New Play, as well as Sound Design/Composition; since premiering at Buddies it has been presented in Iqaluit, Nunavut and Vancouver’s PuSH festival, and will be at Luminato in June 2019 before undertaking an international tour.  Other notable recent projects for include directing The Youth/Elders Project, and Obaaberima by Tawiah M’Carthy; writing and performing in Gertrude and Alice (co-authored with Anna Chatterton and Karin Randoja, nominated for a 2018 Governor General’s Award), and her acclaimed show SPIN, a feminist history of the bicycle which has had than 300 performances around North America. www.evalynparry.com

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