Take d Milk, Nah?

A funny, fresh, and skeptical take on the identity play

March 31 – April 1

Please note: there will be an audience talkback following both performances.

WORKSHOP EVENT!

Creation Workshop with Jivesh Parasram, Saturday April 1, 12:00-3:00pm
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SHOW ADVISORIES:

Some mature language. Suitable for audiences 14+.

Please be advised that there will be incense and fog used for this show. Please contact our Box Office if you have any questions or concerns.

Jiv is “Canadian”. And “Indian”. And “Hindu”. And “West Indian”. “Trinidadian”, too. Or maybe he’s just colonized. He’s not the “white boy” he was teased as within his immigrant household. Especially since his Dartmouth neighbours seemed to think he was Black. Except for the Black people—they were pretty sure he wasn’t. He’s not an Arab, and allegedly not a Muslim—at least that’s what he started claiming after 9/11. Whatever he is, the public education system was able to offer him the chance to learn about his culture from a coffee table book on “Eastern Mythology. ” And then he had a religious epiphany while delivering a calf in Trinidad. By now, Jiv’s collected a lot of observations about trying to find your place in your world.

In this funny, fresh, and skeptical take on the identity play, Jivesh Parasram blends personal storytelling and ritual to offer the Hin-dos and Hin-don’ts within the intersections of all of his highly hyphenated cultures. This story asks the gut-punching questions: What divides us? Who is served by the constructs of cultural identity? And what are we willing to accept in the desire to belong? Then again—it doesn’t really matter, because we are all Jiv.

Festival Antigonish is proud to present “Take d Milk, Nah?” for two nights only – March 31 and April 1 – as part of a special east coast tour. This is a show you don’t want to miss!

“This engaging and powerful solo blends hilarious family-focused storytelling, incisive historical analysis of colonialism and imperialism and gut-punch first-hand accounts of everyday racism and marginalization in Canada. ”

– Jordan Bimm, NOW Magazine

Show Credits

Directed by TOM ARTHUR DAVIS
Featuring JIVESH PARASRAM
Dramaturge GRAHAM ISADOR
Set & Costume Design ANAHITA DEHBONEHIE
Touring Stage Manager CHRISTOPHER ROSS-EWART
Lighting Design & Technical Direction REBECCA VANDEVELDE
Logistics Producer ANNA BREW
First Produced by B Current Performing Arts and Pandemic Theatre with the support of THEATRE PASSE MURAILLE
Production Photos GRAHAM ISADOR

WORKSHOP

Festival Antigonish Theatre School Presents:

Creation Workshop with Jivesh Parasram

Saturday April 1st, 12:00-3:00pm
Bauer Theatre 

Registration fee: $50.00  

Connect to your creative voice, guided by award-winning multidisciplinary artist and facilitator, Jivesh Parasram. This fantastic opportunity is suitable for all experience levels, ages 16 and up. Whether a seasoned creator, always on the lookout for new tools, or a budding creator who isn’t sure where to start, this workshop will inspire your work as a solo creator!

Spaces are limited! Register with the form below or call our Box Office at (902) 867-3333.