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Parris, Amanda


Amanda Parris is an accomplished actor and playwright. Her plays have been staged at festivals such as rock paper sistahz, The Piece of Mine Festival, The Festival of Original Theatre and the De Colores Festival and have been awarded grants and bursaries by The Michaelle Jean Foundation, the Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council. She recently completed a playwriting residency with Alameda Theatre for her one-woman play 32C and is a current participant in Cahoots Theatre’s Hot House Playwrights Unit for her research-informed play Other Side of the Game. As a theatre actor, her credits include the 2014 and 2012 productions of Aneeemah’s Spot and the 2011 production of The Whores. She has studied acting with The Lee Strasberg Institute of Film and Theatre as well as Theatre Ontario, b current and York University. Amanda is the founder of the critically acclaimed multi-arts collective T-Dot Renaissance. In 2011, she brought together over 22 artists across a variety of mediums to produce the multi-arts installation Diasporic Journeys. Also in 2011, she was invited to be the Artistic Director of Wombmanifesto, the first ever multi-arts celebration of women and trans people in Hip Hop culture at the Manifesto Festival. Currently Amanda is working on The Ride or Die Project, a multi-platform initiative that produces creative content inspired by the stories of women who live by a ride-or-die philosophy.

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