Rishi & D Douen

Created by Jivesh Parasram, Gavan Cheema, Kellee Ngan, Molly MacKinnon, Christopher Ross-Ewart, and Christine Quintana

A Rumble Theatre production
Presented by Carousel Theatre for Young People

February 4 – 28, 2021 | Online

Rumble Theatre is pleased to have partnered with Carousel Theatre for Young People to make Rishi & D Douen, our first-ever radio play for kids. The show brings Caribbean folklore to the West Coast of Canada to share a story filled with adventure and discovery.

Rishi sees and hears things that others can’t, just like their Uncle, “Papaboisee Mamou”. Rishi heard that when Uncle was small, he was taken by a Douen: a forest spirit that lures children into the woods. It was all just village talk and folklore…until one day Rishi’s little brother disappears, called into the forest. Now it’s up to Rishi to journey deep into the forest to seek out the Douen and find their brother!

Rishi & d Douen was commissioned as part of AudioPLAY, Carousel Theatre for Young People’s 2020-2021 season of screen-free audio theatre designed to engage and excite.  


…charmingly trippy…the climax is both hilarious — and wise.” – Colin Thomas, colinthomas.ca



Co-created by:

Jivesh Parasram and Molly MacKinnon collecting nature sounds for the Rishi & D Douen audioplay.

Jivesh Parasram
Kellee Ngan
Christopher Ross-Ewart
Gavan Cheema
Molly MacKinnon
Christine Quintana

Contributing artists:
Shanae Sodhi
Celia Aloma
Omari Newton

Gavan Cheema – Rishi
Celia Aloma – Bhaiya/Ma/Ensemble
Jivesh Parasram – Uncle Papaboisee Mamou
Omari Newton – Dwayne d Douen
Christopher Ross-Ewart – Ensemble
Christine Quintana – Ensemble

Christopher Ross-Ewart – Sound Design & Composition, Sound Engineering, Editing
Christine Quintana – Vocal Direction
Kellee Ngan – Lead Story Editor
Jivesh Parasram – Project Lead & Producer for Rumble