Evalyn Parry is an award-winning, multidisciplinary creator/performer based in Toronto. As a spoken-word artist and songwriter she is known for her combination of outrageous humour, poignant storytelling, and charged social commentary. She has released three critically acclaimed CDs, most recently Small Theatres on Borealis Records. With her theatre company, The Independent Aunties, she has co-authored and performed five plays, including the Dora-nominated Breakfast (Theatre Centre), and Clean Irene & Dirty Maxine (Buddies in Bad Times Theatre). She is an associate artist at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, where she directs and mentors the Queer Youth Arts Program. In the new year, Evalyn will be touring her new show Spin, a music-and-spoken-word-cycle which explores the connections between bicycles, women, and advertising. She is also excited to be part of the upcoming “Canada Speaks” project through Poetry Gabriola.