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  • evalynparry.com / bikes and buddies
    really like it a lot A friend of mine sent me this link which although perhaps a little extreme does the job of expressing the feeling you get when your bike is stolen The lowest of the low crimes The next day in my slightly crazed state i bought a new bike a Batavus dutch commuter bike that I have been lusting after for some time I also bought a super industrial lock So I am back to riding happily around town now with super excellent posture on my super upright euro styles cycle I have named her Stein Yesterday afternoon i took Stein for her first trip across town from Parkdale to the village for a meeting at Buddies where after weeks of deliberations the Board of Directors were announcing our new artistic director So it is good new is that Buddies in Bad Times Theatre has a new artistic director my esteemed colleague Brendan Healy This is the beginning of a new chapter in the history of a pretty extraordinary theatre It feels like a significant moment An exciting and bold decision which i believe is going to have important and exciting implications not only for Buddies but for theatre in Toronto and across the country Brendan is very articulate passionate man with a big vision Other than these dramatic events last weekend went to see one of the best lives shows i ve seen in ages The Ex and Getachew Mukuria Also played the first of my monthly Sunday shows at the Tranzac and it was great Tried out a bunch of new material which was nerve wracking but pleasing Next month will be me with special guest Kate Reid and also Brad Hart and Anna Friz performing some of the music from Spin with me The

    Original URL path: http://evalynparry.com/2009/09/bikes-and-buddies/ (2016-04-26)
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  • evalynparry.com / more summer adventures
    ya yoga This past Monday I returned from a gig up in Port Elgin which is where the CAW that s right that s the Canadian Auto Workers have their conference centre  I had the immense pleasure of performing for the opening night of their annual women s conference where female CAW leaders and members from across the country join together for a several day intensive  Those are some incredible powerful women   This is the second time I ve been up to the conference and next time I go I am going to be taking my little recording device and getting some of these ladies stories on tape  That is a songwriting project just begging to be undertaken  These women have some amazing stories and experiences to share about their work and lives   A highlight was getting to meet one of my political sheros Peggy Nash who used to be my MP in Parkdale Highpark Hey check out the latest issue of Dandyhorse the very fine Toronto based magazine dedicated to cycling culture  It s a great publication   And this issue is all about musicians who love to ride

    Original URL path: http://evalynparry.com/2009/09/more-summer-adventures/ (2016-04-26)
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  • evalynparry.com / onward summer
     The weather was great Magoo was the magical presiding MC and he once again blew me away with his unbelievable hosting skillz and incredible costume changes i have a serious case of costume closet envy and there were a bunch of fantastic acts on the mainstage every evening  My personal highlights being CR Avery who just about blew my head off with his closing performance to the festival on Sunday night lifting spoken word to whole new heights  and killer ukulele player James Hill with Anne Davison on cello  Also listening to Jaren Freeman Fox and Emilyn Stamm and Ben Whiteley aka Goatnote also dancing to Vancouver s red hot Deli to Dublin  My set Saturday night on the mainstage was fun check out a couple nice pics here by my friend Jake Morrison got a load of kids up on stage to play water bottle with me and please note no bottled water was sold or available at Blue Skies a movement is truly happening friends even more fun than the mainstage for me was the all acoustic unamplified spoken word workshop session under the Meadow Tent on Sunday About all i ve managed

    Original URL path: http://evalynparry.com/2009/08/onward-summer/ (2016-04-26)
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  • evalynparry.com / midsummer
    ready with the band for upcoming weekend music festivals  Blue Skies in Clarendon ON followed by Summerfolk in Owen Sound ON and then Shelter Valley with a few other stops in between see the full calendar for details  Who s playing in the band this time around you ask  This coming weekend at Blue Skies we ve got Brad Hart on percussion Trevor Mills on bass Dave Celia on guitar and Beth Washburn on the alto tuba  Summerfolk will be Dave and Brad with Suzie Vinnick on bass  Shelter Valley it ll just be me and my lovely blue Gretsch guitar  Can t wait music festivals have been part of my summer s since I was a kid  I feel lucky to get to now add my music and stories into the mix of these unique gatherings of people and music   Hope to see some of you out there This photo was taken in Whitehorse Yukon at Arts in the Park I was up there in the Yukon Territory for two glorious weeks this June in the glory of the midnight sun   Thanks to my lovely host Cathrine Morginn

    Original URL path: http://evalynparry.com/2009/07/midsummer/ (2016-04-26)
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  • evalynparry.com / Breakfast returns to Buddies 2010
    photo Anna Chatterton Evalyn Parry and Karin Randoja lurk among the other fabulous lady creators featured as part of the 2009 10 Buddies season which has just been unveiled more info at www artsexy ca 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 Rodeo To Live in the Age of

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  • evalynparry.com / Ken McDougall Award
    in the company of the list of past recipients As David Oiye was introducing the awardee before he said who it was for he gave a list of descriptors and then of accomplishments and projects and it literally took me several moments of thinking now that s a kind of strange thing to say about Karin until it dawned on me that it wasn t Karn it was me   Seems the whole night of the Harolds is all about duping  the challenge being to get the people being Harolded to the party without them knowing that s why they have to be there  The prizes with the exception of the McDougall award are handed down peer to peer  basically if you get Harolded one year you pass it on the next to a colleague who you want to acknowledge  It s a really personal and really generous and really beautiful and quite druken event tradition that only the theatre community could pull off  I loved being part of it As a super grass roots affair doesn t seem the Harolds or the Ken McDougall Award have any official website but you can get the gist by looking at the Facebook page or Praxis Theatr e also has some entertaining stuff to describe Next up directing projects you ask  Well the 5th Annual PrideCab youth projec t at Buddies gets on stage June 17th at Buddies in Bad Times and myself and Chy Ryan Spain are in the midst of putting that on it s feet   Then I m off to the Yukon to work with Sour Brides on a new project  Also the Emergency Monologues by Morgan Phillips which i directed last year at SummerWorks I say directed because

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  • evalynparry.com / biking weather is back
    eat poetry for two weeks plus also that crazy buffet and ridiculous desserts and incredible inspiration from the mountains and from the proliferation of amazing artists of all flavours Lots of new writing bubbling Now I am back home in Toronto for the month  A couple weeks ago i stumbled upon the most amazing music store which is located in the marvelous 401 Richmond Building  Musideum is truly a unique and fabulous discovery check it out all you lovers of unusual and curious musical instruments For my birthday i bought myself a shruti box it is so awesome sounding and so good looking another stylish free reed for the collection There is a major commuter train project which is of great concern to people in my Parkdale Toronto neighbourhood  A new commuter train is ostensibly a very good thing however if we don t act to stop the bizarely old fashioned and backward thinking plan of Metrolinx to put some 300 additional DIESEL trains a day on the tracks up from the 50 a day currently running that run from Union station all the way up to the airport and Georgetown things are going to get noisy and polluted pretty quick and it s not going to be a good scene  Metrolinx need to act like they are living in the 21st century and spend the money needed to invest in electric trains The current plan is unthinkable   If you agree then make your voice heard before June  Write a letter  The Clean Train coalition website is very useful and well researched and thorough site with lots of info In June I head up to the Yukon to do some work with Sour Brides theatre company under that amazing midsummer midnight sun

    Original URL path: http://evalynparry.com/2009/05/biking-weather-is-back/ (2016-04-26)
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  • evalynparry.com / Fishbowl: a concise, expansive theory of everything
    Read the whole review here 1 comment on Fishbowl a concise expansive theory of everything Caroline says April 4 2009 at 7 23 pm It is not only extremely funny but it s a brilliant little production Mark is gorgeous to watch in his five different characters clothes props voices and body languages and the play is very clever in the way they interweave To say more would be to

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