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RIA PARRY

Ria Parry is Co-Artistic Director of Iron Shoes. She received the Leverhulme Director’s Bursary in 2010–11, becoming Director in Residence at the National Theatre Studio. Directing includes Mad About The Boy by Gbolahan Obisesan (Edinburgh Festival and National Tour), Fen by Caryl Churchill (Finborough Theatre), Rewind (a devised production made in collaboration with young refugees and asylum seekers), and a young people's production of King Lear (both at the Young Vic), Our Hearts in the Balance (British Museum), Crush by Paul Charlton (Edinburgh Festival and National Tour). For Box Clever Theatre she has directed tours of Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, The Hate Play and The Buzz. Ria was previously a Creative Producer at Watford Palace Theatre, and a member of the first Step Change Cultural Leadership Programme.