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  • evalynparry.com / Love in the greater Toronto area takes public transportation
    though every day after school we rehearse a play where we are in love and we kiss on stage tonight we have no script printed on a page iv To get to Roselawn Avenue take the Avenue Road Bus several stops past Eglinton I went to Mason s house once he lived in North Toronto with his super nice parents and a big white poodle his mom was really sweet to me like she thought we were together I wondered secretly what he had told her since he never told me anything He showed me his guitar and I tried to act normal like I wasn t dying inside to be his date to the formal but he never asked and I didn t either so I took the bus home and that night I lay there imagining all the conversations we should have had v Today in therapy we talk about my dad vi The heart of the city It smells like hotdogs at the corner of Bloor and Yonge We ve been waiting half an hour for the night bus to come when I last stood here on the corner of three am I think was sixteen but here we are again now we re nearly thirty and Mason stands beside me clean cut and good looking as if he d never tied me up in knots made my knees quiver But tonight it s just the cold that makes me shiver Sure we ve been drinking though I only had two beers it s enough to make me honest tonight it appears Let me tell you I say how I felt all those years ago when we were in high school and had to kiss in that show we were acting in oh god do you even know how much I liked you how I longed for you to tell me you liked me too Oh he says yeah well sure I really liked you too I guess I just never really knew what to do A man asks me for change and we both turn to him hastily relieved perhaps that he can look away from me vii The Night Bus When it finally comes we let it drive by we re eating hot dogs from the vendor and we re still talking about why He says I guess you were the first in what s become a long line of me trying to find my way in that relationship landmine it s full of self doubt and mis communications and look I m still single and you re a part of the lesbian nation What is it with all the girls we went to school with anyway was it something in the air or in the water fountains I know I have a tendency to turn molehill s into mountains but tell me as my friend now tell me honestly it is something that I said or did was it me No it wasn t

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  • evalynparry.com / My Swedish roommates
    need is some cash some muscles a car since getting thereâ s always a little bit far The fellows youâ ll find there are all pretty tame common sense is their motto and though they are plain and all of them look kind of the same you have to admit they have marvellous names Antonius Fennomen Skrissel and Gotte Angby and Grillby and Bonde and Sot Narvik and Almivik Timra and Smolt Agam and Anton and Bertby and Boalt Abo and Eneby Oslo and Chadde they are the best room mates that Iâ ve ever had They donâ t tie up the phone lines or mess up the pad they just stand where I set them my Oslo and Chadde Well sure theyâ ve got problems just like me and you on rare occasions theyâ re missing a screw So you go back to the store and then what you do is wait in a line for an hour or two Well alright so itâ s not just ONE line up first you have to fill in a form then line up to order the missing screw and then you wait in line to pick up the screw and then you wait in another line to pay for it and THEN you have to try and find your car in the parking lot the size of 7 football fields but thatâ s the system that keeps the prices so low donâ tcha know And anyway letâ s face it what would you rather spend your time doing combing the classifieds hoping to find that perfect roommate or eating Swedish meatballs while you pick out your new friends from a catalogue Jutis and Slugis and Sacha and Pax Sure with regular roommates you donâ t pay a tax But these roommate

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  • evalynparry.com / Spin
    much heart as it possesses design and brains Calgary Herald this magnetic artist and her winning production team invest the work with such intelligence and playfulness it s hard not to be charmed NOW Magazine the depth Parry gives to the concept of the bicycle through her script is quite staggering an ingenious mixture of songs monologues video projection and modern technology Torontoist Part spoken word performance part rock concert part political manifesto completely awesome Mooney on Theatre Annie Londonderry s story becomes a portal into Parry s own life and heart and that is what gives the show such resonance Calgary Sun SPIN is polished folk performance art the lyrics are potently lean and the arrangements including Parry and Hart s harmonies are sensuously textured Georgia Straight Production history The world premiere of Spin was presented by Buddies in Bad Times Theatre in association with OutSpoke Productions in March 2011 Spin has also been presented by The Cultch Vancouver UnderCurrents Festival Ottawa PAPAYA at the Painted Bride Philadelphia Uno Festival Victoria Northern Arts and Culture Centre Yellowknife and tour of NWT Yukon Arts Centre Whitehorse The Capitol Theatre Nelson BC The Sid Williams Theatre Courtenay BC Blue Skies Music Festival Clarendon ON The Shell Theatre Fort Saskatchewan AB The Red School House Edison AB Spruce Grove AB Fredericton Playhouse Fredericton NB Imperial Theatre Saint John NB Thalian Hall Wilmington NC Wingate University s Batte Centre Wingate NC The Grand Theatre Kingston ON Harbourfront Theatre Summerside PEI Kings Theatre Annapolis Royal NS Richmond Hill Centre for Performing Arts Richmond Hill ON RiverRun Centre Guelph ON Capitol Theatre North Bay ON Brock University Centre for the Arts St Catharines ON Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts Oakville ON Harbourfront HarbourKids Festival Toronto Sound Symposium St John s NFLD QueerActs Festival Halifax

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  • evalynparry.com / A Letter From Annie Londonderry’s Granddaughter
    be free of resentment at the impact of her journey on my family But they say not to give up on anything as one might miss the miracle They say not to give up on anything one might miss the miracle They say not to give up on anything one might miss the miracle They say not to give up anything Sure enough your Ballad about Annie made me realize finally the significance of her journey to the future emancipation of women Until today I have struggled to be free The universe clearly moves forward with its own priorities And I am grateful to you for this opportunity to learn that it is NOT JUST ABOUT ME They say not to give up on anything as one might miss the miracle They say not to give up on anything one might miss the miracle They say not to give up on anything one might miss the miracle They say not to give up anything They say not to give up on anything as one might miss the miracle They say not to give up on anything one might miss the miracle They say not to give up on anything one

    Original URL path: http://evalynparry.com/2013/03/a-letter-from-annie-londonderrys-granddaughter-spin/ (2016-04-26)
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  • evalynparry.com / Oh Come On Come On
    impact when it lands Oh come on come on In her dreams she s in a theatre which is filled up to the brim the crowd is chattering and the show is about to begin Her seat is in the front row this ticket was a gift From her great great grandmothers who insisted that she had to see this Oh come on come on The ghosts are everywhere she wishes she could be More than a production be more than painted scenery How about a little insight How about a flashlight in the dark How about a program that would tell us how to interpret this part Oh come on come on But the lights all grow dim and the orchestra begins to play and now she can t hear anything the inside voices are trying to say How about a little progress How about something new Not just the same old voices dictating what she can do Even recycling everything they ve ever done she can t ride hard enough to make the knot of contradictions come undone Oh come on come on Oh come on come on c 2011 SOCAN evalyn parry More SPIN Spin A Letter

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  • evalynparry.com / Open Letter to Igor Kenk, Bicycle Thief
    a piece of my heart And I walked home that night crying Well you know as well as I that is sure is great to ride so I don t know how you justified stealing bicycles Maybe you think that stealing is funny Or maybe you think that I m made of money But I am just an ordinary rider for me a bike is not a luxury item it s my primary form of transportation And what you stole from me that day was my freedom Also that bike was full of memories my ex lover gave to me And even though all we used to do was fight now that she s dead I really wish I had that bike That bike was the only thing that she gave me that I still had and sure maybe you don t know or care about my story But do you know what it s like to lose the one you love To have something stolen from you To lose the one you love So now your little Queen street shop is closed down and boarded up but every time I ride by I still think of you and I

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  • evalynparry.com / World of Spin
    hairstyles the spinning cursors on lap top screens the whirling screens of slot machines the city Spin spin spins spin spin spin Spin spin spin spin spin spin Faster than Fox News anchor on leaking oil tanker a presidential speech writer a back peddling banker Like a wheel of fortune you spin until you win trying to navigate a path Through this world we re caught up in Spin spin spin Spin Spin Spin Spin spin spin spin spin spin trying to stay free in a world that s busy trying to catch us in it s clever spinning web words twist together with the thoughts in my head raw fibers that form a continuous thread that twist and turn turn and twist Spin Resist Spin Resist like the foot meets resistance when it pushes on the pedal resistence is how we move this piece of metal forward Without resistance we d never get anywhere spin spin spin spin spin spin spin spin spin spin spin spin would you speak your mind would you fight to win Spin Spin Spin Would you cover yourself in slogans Spin Spin Spin What would you do for freedom Spin spin spin spin spin

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  • evalynparry.com / Names of the Chains
    They are the names of the chains we wear What kind of choice is a mall full of chains What kind of choice in truth remains What kind of choice is all owned by the same The same few names make every town look the same They are the names of the chains they are the names of the chains They are the names of the chains we wear What genius thought of this How did it come to this Slap another name on another empty chest Oh chains I make a proud display it was my choice to pay I endorse them for free and all my friends will see And they will want the same chains as me They are the names of the chains they are the names of the chains They are the names of the chains we wear Do we believe Do we believe that sales are what will save us that freedom lies in what we can buy another vicious cycle that is never satisfied They are the names of the chains they are the names of the chains They are the names of the chains we wear They are the names of the

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