Amanda Parris

Amanda Parris is the host of CBC Arts’ weekly TV and online series, Exhibitionists, and CBC Radio 2's Marvin's Room. Parris is an educator, accomplished actor and playwright. Descended from Grenadian and Venezuelan ancestry, Parris was born in London, England and raised on the south side of Jane Street in Toronto. Her plays have been staged at numerous theatre festivals in Canada and internationally.

Over the course of her career, Parris has worked at The Remix Project and she is the co-founder of the alternative education organization Lost Lyrics. Most recently, she created The Ride or Die Project, a multi-platform initiative that produces creative content inspired by women supporting loved ones who are incarcerated. Parris studied theatre at The Lee Strasberg Institute of Film and Theatre, Theatre Ontario, b current and York University and recently completed her M.A. degree in the Sociology of Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. Her curriculum work was published in Rhymes to Re-Education, the first-ever Hip Hop education resource guide, created by the Ontario Ministry of Education. She is also a weekly columnist for CBC Arts.

Amanda Parris

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Host

Amanda Parris

Role

Host