Take d Milk, Nah?
Oct 16 – 26, 2019
Running Time: 90 Minutes, No Intermission
Audience Warning: Use of Haze and Incense.
About the Show
Jiv is “Canadian.” And “Indian.” And “West Indian.” “Trinidadian”, too. Or maybe he’s just colonized. In Take d Milk, Nah?, Jiv blends personal storytelling and ritual to walk an audience through the Hin-dos 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.
Take d Milk, Nah? made its West Coast debut at The Cultch in October 2019 before heading to Ottawa and the National Arts Centre in January 2020. It was slated to move on to Toronto (Theatre Passe Muraille) and Montreal (MAI) this spring, but these runs have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Writer and Performer: Jivesh Parasram
Co-creators: Tom Arthur Davis, Graham Isador
Director/Dramaturg: Tom Arthur Davis
Assistant Director/Dramaturg: Graham Isador
Set and Costume Designer: Anahita Dehbonehie
Lighting Designer: Rebecca Vandevelde
Stage Manager: Heather Bellingham