Shipwright Sessions – Jiv Parasram


From published dramatic poetry to still-in-development musicals, the Shipwright Sessions give you the opportunity to hear excerpts of these works from the playwright themselves combined with an up-close look at the writer through mini-interviews led by Ship’s artistic director Richie Wilcox. This season, the Shipwright Sessions, which are free to the public and entirely online, will feature Santiago Guzman, Sharon King-Campbell, and Jiv Parasram. 

Jivesh Parasram (He/Him/His) is an award winning multidisciplinary artist, community activator, and facilitator of Indo-Caribbean descent. His work has played across Canada, and Internationally.

Jiv grew up in K’jipuktuk (Halifax) and has developed most of his artistic work between T’karón:to (Toronto) and the Unceded Coast Salish Territories (Vancouver). In 2009 he co-founded the award winning collective Pandemic Theatre, and currently holds the position of Artistic Director for Rumble Theatre. His play “Take d Milk, Nah?” was recently nominated for the Governor General’s literary awards and is available from Playwrights Canada Press. Most recently his project “The Only Good Indian” – a collaboration with Pandemic Theatre was published by Scirocco Drama.