This is the story of how I once birthed a cow… kinda.
Jiv is “Canadian.” And “Indian.” And “Hindu.” And “West Indian.” “Trinidadian” too. Or maybe he’s just colonized. In Take d Milk, Nah?, Parasram blends personal storytelling and ritual to walk an audience through the Hin-do’s and Hin-don’ts at the intersections of these cultures. The show is a refreshingly candid and delightfully funny look at race, religion and nationalism(s): What divides us – and what we’re willing to accept in the desire to belong.
Oh, and there’s a cow.
Presented in association with bcurrent performing arts.
Cast & Credits
About The Artist
Jivesh Parasram is a multidisciplinary artist, researcher, and facilitator of Indo-Caribbean descent. He is a founder and Artistic Producer of Pandemic Theatre, a Co-Founder of the Collective Studio and Events Space, a core member of The Wrecking Ball, the Associate Artistic Producer at Theatre Passe Muraille, and a member of the Ad Hoc Assembly. He has been a contributing author for publications including The Leveller, CBC.ca, and The SpiderWeb Show, and is published with Playwrights Canada Press. He was part of the 2016 Cohort of the Cultural Leaders Lab with the Toronto Arts Council and Banff Centre. Select recent credits include: The Only Good Indian (Pandemic), Sound of the Beast (TPM) Daughter (Pandemic/Quiptake) Situational Anarchy (Pandemic/Pressgang), They Say He Fell (Pandemic/Cahoots), Birth (Pandemic), Who’s Revolution? (Neworld/Theatre Centre) The Double (Bad New Days), The Keith Richards One Woman Show (Suitcase in Point).