The Only Good Indian

Photo & Cover Photo by Graham Isador.

Photo & Cover Photo by Graham Isador.

About the Show

I know you'll stand in solidarity with me, but how close are you willing to stand?

Part lecture, part meditation, and part threat, The Only Good Indian takes a shockingly raw look at where our similarities begin and where they end. Each night a different performer straps themselves into an extreme situation – forcing the audience to ask – what would you die for?

Creative Team

Co-created & Performed by Jivesh Parasram, Tom Arthur Davis, & Donna-Michelle St. Bernard

Project Design by Jivesh Parasram
Stage Managed by Sabah Haque
Produced by Jivesh Parasram & Tom Arthur Davis


"★★★★. Critic's Pick. This radical and thought-provoking show conceived by Jivesh Parasram delves deep into the history, politics and logics of occupation, colonization and indigeneity... Resonated would be an understatement."
-Jordan Bimm, NOW Magazine

"Compelling... Unsettling... That’s a good thing in the theatre." 
Lynn Slotkin, The Slotkin Letter

"Remarkable, almost hypnotic.... Sometimes shows stir up emotions and leave me feeling a little off balance. It’s part of what I love about theatre... I plan to go and see the other two performers." 
-Sam Mooney, Mooney on Theatre

Production History

August, 2017 • As a part of SummerWorks Performance Festival • Factory Theatre • Toronto

February, 2017 • As a part of the Rhubarb Festival • Buddies in Bad Time Theatre • Toronto


This project has been made possible through the generous support of: Cahoots Theatre Company and the Canada Council for the Arts.