Evalyn Parry is an award-winning theatre creator, songwriter, and spoken-word poet based in Toronto, Ontario. Parry is a queer, feminist theatre maker with over 20 years experience as a freelance creator/performer, director, collaborator, independent producer, and arts educator. Her work has been nominated for multiple Dora Awards and she is the recipient of both the Ken MacDougal Award and the KM Hunter Award for Theatre. Over the last decade she has created and directed numerous original performance works, released four CDs, and performed her unique combination of music and spoken word at festivals, theatres, schools and campuses internationally. With her Toronto-based company Independent Aunties she has co-authored and performed five plays; the latest, Gertrude and Alice (about Gertrude Stein and Alice B Toklas) will premiere in Toronto in 2016. Parry is currently the artistic director for Buddies in Bad Times Theatre.
Parry has released four CDs and has been the recipient of the Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award, The Beth Ferguson Songwriter Award (Ottawa Folk Festival) and nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award for SPIN. She has performed extensively for political, environmental, LGBTQ, feminist and activist events, and has been a featured artist at university and colleges campuses.
- Gertrude and Alice (2016)- Writer and Performer
- SPIN (2011) - Writer and Performer
- Obaaberima (2012) - Director