Jivesh Parasram is a multidisciplinary artist and facilitator of Indo-Caribbean descent. He grew up in K’jipuktuk in Mi’Ma’ki (specifically Dartmouth, NS) and currently lives and works primarily on the unceded Coast Salish Territories (Vancouver) where he works as the Artistic Director for Rumble Theatre. Jiv spent over a decade in T’karonto/Toronto working mostly in the independent theatre scene; there he co-founded the award-winning political theatre collective Pandemic Theatre. He also worked as the Associate Artistic Producer at Theatre Passe Muraille. His performance work has toured across Canada, to the UK and Europe; and his research has taken him back to the Caribbean to Cairi (Trinidad & Tobago) Taino Carib & Arawak territory. He has been honoured with numerous awards and nominations including the Toronto Arts Foundation Emerging Artist Award, Dora Mavor Moore Awards, Jessie Richardson Awards, The Harolds, and the Herald Angel at the Edinburgh Festival. His work is also published by Playwrights Canada Press, and he has been a contributor to CBC, the Canadian Theatre Review, and Spiderweb Show.
Books by Jivesh Parasram
The Only Good Indian$22.95