Take d Milk, Nah?

Photo & cover photo by Marko Kovacevic

Photo & cover photo by Marko Kovacevic

About The Show

This is the story of how I once birthed a cow… kinda.

Jivesh 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.

Creative Team

Written & Performed by Jivesh Parasram
Directed by Tom Arthur Davis
Dramaturgy by Graham Isador
Produced by Jivesh Parasram & Tom Arthur Davis

Upcoming Productions

April 2018: World Premiere Production
Co-produced by Pandemic Theatre & b current performing arts with the support of Theatre Passe Muraille
Dates: April 10-22
Venue: Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace (16 Ryerson Ave, Toronto)

Production History

April, 2018 • A Co-Production with b current performing arts, with the support of Theatre Passe Muraille • Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace • Toronto

October, 2017 • As part of Caminos 2017 • a Co-Production with b current performing arts • Aki Studio, Daniels Spectrum • Toronto

August, 2016 • As a part of the Monsoon Festival of Performing Arts • Surrey Arts Centre • Surrey, BC

May, 2016 • As a part of the rock.paper.sistahz Festival (B Current) • Wychwood Barns Theatre • Toronto

June, 2015 • As a part of Pressgang Theatre's Storytelling Event "Milestones" • The Handlebar • Toronto


This project has been made possible through the generous support of b current performing arts, Theatre Passe Muraille, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Wuchien Michael Than Foundation, and Obsidian Theatre Company (through the OAC Theatre Creators' Reserve).