• ADRIENNE TRUSCOTT

    Asking for it

  • ANDY JONES

    The Queen of Paradise’s Garden

    Jack and Mary in the Land of Theives

    An Evening with Uncle Val

    To the Wall

  • Anna Chatterton

    Quiver

  • Art of Time Ensemble

    … Hosted By Glenn Gould

    The Songbook Series

    Korngold: Source & Inspiration

    Hawksley Workman: In Tribute to Bruce Cockburn

    To All A Goodnight – A Different Holiday Concert

    Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

  • BAD NEW DAYS

    The Double

  • BRAVURA
  • KEVIN FOX
  • MARSHALL BUTTON

    Lucien

    Lucien’s Labour Lost

    Lucien: Snowbird

    Lucien: Helter Smelter

  • MELODY A. JOHNSON

    Person of Interest

    Miss Caledonia

  • Millan & Faye

    Millan & Faye Present: The Opera

  • PATRICIA O’CALLAGHAN

    Patricia O’Callaghan Sings Leonard Cohen & More

    Christmas With Patricia O’Callaghan & Friends

  • REBECCA PERRY

    Confessions of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl

    Adventures of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl

    From Judy To Bette: The Stars of Old Hollywood

    Entertaining The Troops

  • SEBASTIEN HEINS

    Brotherhood: The Hip Hopera

  • THE WAY WE FEEL

    A Concert Celebration of the Songs of Gordon Lightfoot

  • Theatre Smith-Gilmour

    Take Me Back to Jefferson (As I Lay Dying)

    Chekov’s Shorts

    Chekov’s Longs: In the Ravine

    Spent

    Lu Xun Blossoms

  • Tom Allen

    The Missing Pages

    From Weimar to Vaudeville

    The Judgement of Paris

    Bohemians in Brooklyn

    The Last Curlew

ARTISTS

EVALYN PARRY

Award-winning songwriter, poet and ironic social commentator evalyn parry is gifted with a sharp pen, a quirky musical sensibility and a wicked sense of humour. From 19th century cycling heroines to 21st century sailors; from “feminine protection” to bottled water to the quest for the Northwest Passage, evalyn’s outspoken creations hold out a powerful vision of social and personal change, while her irreverent wit holds nothing sacred.

evalyn has released four critically acclaimed CDs of music and spoken word and her work has been widely broadcast, commissioned and anthologized. Recent performance highlights include Guelph’s renowned Hillside Festival and The Lincoln Centre Out of Doors Festival in NYC. Education is a vital part of her artistic practice, and evalyn has worked as a guest artist at various high schools and universities across Canada and the USA over the last decade.

“Equally funny and dangerous, this is a songwriter who takes us into unchartered waters” – CBC Radio

 


 

SPIN

Created and Performed by evalyn parry
Directed by Ruth Madoc-Jones

Innovative, award-winning Toronto artist evalyn parry takes her audience on an uncommon theatrical and musical journey in SPIN, her tour-de-force performance celebrating the Bicycle as muse, musical instrument and agent of social change. Inspired in part by the incredible true tale of Annie Londonderry – the first woman to ride around the world on a bicycle in 1894 – parry spins a web of stories which travel from 19th century women’s emancipation to 21st century consumer culture, peeling back layers of history to ultimately reveal a profoundly contemporary and personal heart to her performance.

parry’s “co-star” is a vintage bicycle: suspended in a mechanic’s stand on stage and connected to a variety of electronic effects pedals, the bike is played – from fenders to spokes to bells – by percussionist Brad Hart, conjuring an astonishing and unique sonic accompaniment to parry’s songs and monologues. Projections by award-winning designer Beth Kates add a captivating visual layer to SPIN, which sold out the run of its premiere in Toronto in 2011.

 

“part theatre, part musical gig, part spoken word poetry and part documentary … whatever it is, it is brilliant” – Toronto Star

 

RUNNING TIME: Approx. 1 hr, 20 min.

No Intermission.

One-Act & Family versions available.

Size of Company: 3

 

 


 

MEDIA CENTRE

Artist Website

Press Kit

 

UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

Mar 8/19 SPIN @ Burlington Performing Arts Centre – Studio, Burlington, ON

Apr 24/19 SPIN @ The Registry Theatre, Kitchener, ON

Apr 26/19 SPIN @ Fergus Grand Theatre, Fergus, ON

Apr 28/19 SPIN @ The Regent Theatre Picton, Ontario

May 1-5/19 SPIN @ Waterford Old Town Hall, Waterford, ON

May 8/19 SPIN @ Jane Mallett Theatre, Toronto, ON

 

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