Work for the Stage
My work has been staged by leading new writing companies in the UK and USA and produced by Theatre Uncut, the Sherman, The Barbican, The Other Room, Wales Millennium Centre, Chapter Arts, Theatre503, The Arcola, TACT Studio (Broadway, NYC), Martin E Segal Theatre (NYC). I have twice been writer-in-residence at Theatr Clwyd and I am joint artistic director of Illumine Theatre Company. I am currently undertaking a period of research, supported by the Peggy Ramsay Foundation.
Work includes: The Merthyr Stigmatist (Theatre Uncut, Sherman), 2023 (Chapter Arts, The Barbican), The Order of the Object (Theatr Clwyd), Lump (Dirty Protest, Paines Plough), A Mother's Heart (Agent 160, Wales Millenium Centre), Dark Frequencies (Internationalists).
REVIEWS FOR THE MERTHYR STIGMATIST
***** "urgent and contemporary"- Theatre Weekly
***** "nimbly traverses the rocky terrain of politics, culture and faith" - Get the Chance
**** "it is deeply moving...theatrical magic from the Valleys" - The Guardian
"Parry's wonderfully human and humane play...has a biting anger" - Lyn Gardner, Stagedoor
"a piercing authenticity...a clear-eyed and compelling dissection of where religions meets politics" - Exeunt
"an affectionate, witty, warts and all hymn to Merthyr Tydfil and its community" - British Theatre Guide
My Latest Projects
A North Walian School. The 19th century and the present. An atmospheric play that asks how a country can find its future without a deep examination of its past.
NOT was selected by readers for the Royal Shakespeare Company's 37 Plays project from more than 2,000 UK-wide submissions. For more information about the project, click here.
I undertook a week's development work in September on the play, funded by Arts Council Wales.
THE MERTHYR STIGMATIST
"I have caused what might soon be a global situation because you've stopped thinking people like me are worth hearing."
Published by Nick Hern Books, The Merthyr Stigmatist was recently revived following its digital release during the pandemic, by Theatr Soar. Click here to purchase the text.