Hosted by Rumble

Take D Money, Nah? Fundraiser

March 13, 2023

Venue: the Progress Lab Studio
1422 William St, Vancouver BC

Doors: 7pm
DJ set to follow


About the Event

Got any big plans for Commonwealth Day? Well we do.

Come see Jiv off as he heads out on the East Coast tour of his Governor General’s award nominated (but not award winning) play Take D Milk, Nah?, get some free rice and dhal, dance the night away with DJ LUZ MOB’s all vinyl set, AND support Rumble.

This fundraiser event supports our mission to keep tickets for our shows low cost and accessible. Rumble tickets are pay-what-you-decide and you can see shows for as little as $5. This is your chance to see a staged reading of an amazing show while making a donation to help keep our regular programming tickets low cost and accessible.

Fundraiser tickets are sliding scale, $20 to $100, purchased here. Tickets over $20 will also receive a tax receipt.


About the Show

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 Nova Scotian 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.


Post show DJ set featuring Luz Mob

Colorado born, Bay Area raised, Brooklyn True Yorker, East Van local. Luz Mob brings the heat to every set with vibes from Hip-Hop to Rub-A-Dub, Cumbia to Coladeira, Deep Funk to Disco. Just try not to dance!

Creative Team for Take D Milk, Nah?

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
Stage Manager: Heather Bellingham
Lighting Design / Technical Direction: Rebecca Vandevelde
Tour producing: Anna Brew, Christie Watson 
Tour coordinator / Assistant Director : Ariel Martz-Oberlander