Amanda Parris

By day, Amanda Parris writes a weekly column for CBC Arts, hosts three CBC television series (CBC ARTS: EXHIBITIONISTSTHE FILMMAKERS and FROM THE VAULTS), and is the radio host of MARVIN'S ROOM on CBC Music. By night, she writes stories for the stage and screen. In Amanda’s past lives she was an educator who wrote arts-based curriculum, attended numerous acting auditions, and dreamed of opening a school that Blue Ivy Carter would attend. Over the course of her career, Amanda has worn a variety of hats, working as an educator, a researcher, an actor and a community organizer. She is the co-founder of the award-winning alternative education organization Lost Lyrics, and worked with The Remix Project and the Manifesto Festival. She is a frequently requested speaker who has delivered keynotes at numerous summits and festivals, including U.N. conferences around the world. Parris completed her Honours B.A. degree in Political Science and Women’s Studies at York University and her M.A. degree in Sociology of Education at the University of Toronto. She was a playwright in residence at Cahoots Theatre and Alameda Theatre and studied writing and acting at b current, anitafrika dub theatre and The Lee Strasberg Institute of Film and Theatre.

Amanda Parris

Role

Host

Amanda Parris

Role

Host