The Only Good Indian
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?
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
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.