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  • evalynparry.com / SPIN for spring
    to have this show stretching out across the country it s a dream come true Thanks to the Ontario Arts Council s Touring Programming for supporting us in our travels this spring Also very excited to also announce that we ll be doing a week of performances around the Northwest Territories next fall more details to come about that Speaking of the North thanks to Tom Coxworth at CKUA radio in Alberta who played the pre release burned CD of To Live in the Age of Melting Northwest Passage Revisited on his show last week Thanks to all the nice responses I ve had to that single play The piece will soon be given a digital release As of now it exist only in the hands of Tom and a couple other folk DJ s who happened to get it from me at Folk Alliance last weekend in Toronto but soon soon soon there will be a download for you watch this space for now i ll just tell you there is some seriously beautiful cover art by Elysha Poirier in the works and if you are in Toronto come to the house concert on March 22 to see some

    Original URL path: http://evalynparry.com/2013/03/spin-for-spring/ (2016-04-26)
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  • evalynparry.com / The Young Creators Unit at Buddies
    the Unit But it s truly a unique and special program and I feel so very lucky to get to do this work Every year I mentor four young queer creator performers age 25 and under through the creation of a one person show and this has been an especially interesting year We ve been working together since October and I can tell you that they are quite an exceptional bunch each has a truly unique perspective and a fascinating important and moving story to tell They ve inspired and challenged and changed me though our work together The 25 minute shows are unveiled two at a time first Katie Sly and Shaista Latif Feb 23 and 24 and then Aemilius Milo Ramirez and Sina Gilani March 2 and 3 Four truly unique insightful fierce and courageous new voices that warrant your attention Sat Feb 23 and Sun Feb 24 6 pm Evil Love Songs by Katie Sly guest director Jess Dobkin Graceful Rebellions by Shaista Latif directed by Evalyn Parry Sat March 2 and Sun March 3 6 pm How to Store Pomegranates by Sina Gilani directed by Alistair Newton To the Other Sid e by Aemilius Ramirez guest

    Original URL path: http://evalynparry.com/2013/02/the-young-creators-unit-at-buddies/ (2016-04-26)
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  • evalynparry.com / Nothin’ Idle about this January
    Fobister Falen Johnson Andrew Moodie Yvette Nolan Jordan Tannahill Hosted by Andre Morriseau with Hoop Dance performance by Arik Pipestem Song performance by Cathy Elliot I m going to be acting in Jordon s brand new script and I do mean brand new since for the Wrecking Ball playwrights are given a week and no more to write a new play on the theme Stoked Also there are those who ve been asking when are you going to be playing a show again in Toronto I ll admit it has been a while i have been performing hither and yon with SPIN but not much playing in my home town lately Well Sunday afternoon will be sweet and casual in my Parkdale neighbourhood and then a week later on Feb 2 I ll be doing a solo set at the Flying Beaver Pubaret gets my vote for awesome venue name sharing the bill with chanteuse Suzanne Nuttall Trivia Fact Suzanne produced my very first record back in 2001 Things That Should Be Warnings She is wonderful She used to have a funk band called Sue de Nym Before that she had a folk band called Bare Bones She is now

    Original URL path: http://evalynparry.com/2013/01/nothin-idle-about-this-january/ (2016-04-26)
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  • evalynparry.com / Happy 2013
    and do some deep investigation into some ideas that have been brewing but haven t had time to take form Idle No More is an uprising that inspires the new year Change is in the air things that have for too long been at the back of consciousness are coming to the fore Old wounds need tending mending and old ideas can bring new inspiration Like this fire fighting bicycle Bring it back The spring holds our biggest yet tour for SPIN including a two week run in my beloved Vancouver at the venerable Cultch and our second trip to the United States but before then my annual project with the Young Creators Unit at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre takes its spot at the Rhubarb Festival and meanwhile there will be a few little jaunts up and down the road in Ontario Some of my new years resolutions which I extend out to you 1 Less procrastination more activation 2 Quality over quantity 3 Go deeper 4 Less fear more love More posts Gertrude and Alice come to Buddies Thanks Winnipeg Thanks Calgary A Letter From Annie Londonderry s Granddaughter SPIN in Winnipeg at Prairie Theatre Exchange High Performance

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  • evalynparry.com / SPIN on tour in Ontario
    Arts Council Touring Program for supporting this tour I could change my name to Evalyn Ontarioartscouncil but it doesn t have quite the same ring to it as Londonderry post show chat at Harbourfront 2012 4 comments on SPIN on tour in Ontario evalyn says November 27 2012 at 12 39 pm Hi Wendy Sorry for a slow reply to your inquiry The newest song in the show is A letter from Annie Londonderry s Granddaughter which is the song you re referring to and the quote is They say not to give up on anything one might miss the miracle I ll be recording this song this winter and will release it as a digital download so if you d like to be notified of when that is available for free for anyone who has bought the SPIN album I ll add you to my email list Thanks again for coming to the show and for writing to tell me you enjoyed it I love hearing from people Wendy Norman says November 11 2012 at 6 48 pm Hello from Victoria I was in Kingston for the show and really enjoyed it There was a quote in one of your songs that my son and I found particularly profound but I don t think it s on the cd Probably from the new song inspired by Annie Londonderries grandaughter s letter Something about don t give up on anything you might miss the miracle Is that song available too Really great that you sell the cds at the show prolongs the enjoyment and doubles the fun Thanks evalyn says November 11 2012 at 9 02 am Hi Paul so glad you enjoyed the CD and hope you can make it to show Stay and say hello afterwards always great

    Original URL path: http://evalynparry.com/2012/11/spin-on-tour-in-ontario/ (2016-04-26)
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  • evalynparry.com / Obaaberima
    on the main stage for you to see The play uses traditional music dance and song to tell a pretty untraditional story one that deals with the negotiation of race gender and sexual identity between two continents the experience of growing up as a girly boy obaaberima in Ghana West Africa and then immigrating to Canada It s about rage and beauty and binaries and busting out of the prisons of identity that are imposed upon us or which we allow ourselves to be put into Please come Previews begin on Sept 15th and the show runs until Oct 7th More info and tickets at buddiesinbadtimes com 2 comments on Obaaberima evalyn says September 25 2012 at 3 36 pm Thanks Beth So nice to get your note I wish Philadelphia was closer to Toronto love Ev Beth Guthrie says September 20 2012 at 7 40 pm Hi Evelyn I am a Tanguy friend of your mom Anne and Laura I love checking out your work on you tube This play sounds terrific I wish it were easier to get up there to Canada I d come in a minute Thanks for all the brilliant dazzling funny questioning thoughtful work

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  • evalynparry.com / Back from the Arctic
    high school students many from the North both Canada and Russia and Greenland plus 40 staff many of whom are scientists polar experts and expedition leaders with a few journalists media people and artists in the mix together on a ship for two weeks learning about the North about Inuit culture about glaciers about icebergs and rocks and ocean currents and global warming land claims marine biology colonial history and so much in between Going out in small Zodiac boats to get ashore hiking and visiting communities cruising around icebergs seeing polar bear and walrus and endless incredible vistas of sea and ice and mountain and sky from the top deck of the ship sun setting around midnight and rising again about 3 30 am The incredible visual landscape the stunning floating art gallery of icebergs drifting by The incredible collection of powerhouse Inuit women on board Madeleine Redfern Mayor of Iqaluit my cabin mate Mary Simon Canada s first Ambassador for Circumpolar Affairs Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory amazing artist and activist Mathalie Aneraq Okalik SOI staff from whom i learned so much I think I ll be digesting and writing and talking about this trip for a long time to come and thanks the Canada Council for the Arts over the coming year I will be starting to develop a new show inspired by this recent experience and my interest in the many issues environmental socio political facing this unique region of the planet So there will be more much more that you ll be hearing from me about THE NORTH In the meantime how crazy is this The Harper Government is sponsoring a huge new expedition to find the lost ships of Sir John Franklin lost in in 1847 trying to find the Northwest Passage And CBC is running

    Original URL path: http://evalynparry.com/2012/08/back-from-the-arctic/ (2016-04-26)
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  • evalynparry.com / Northwest Passage song
    final day of the festival and could your festival be any more beautiful 1 comment on Northwest Passage song Susan says July 17 2012 at 1 06 am Thanks for your greatness at the festival evalyn I have not been able to get your Northwest Passage out of my mind I m soooo excited to see that you re recording it soon Been a fan for years ever since you

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