Meet WrightSpace Guest Dramaturg Jiv Parasram


PTC is pleased to welcome Jiv Parasram as guest dramaturg for the 2018 WrightSpace residency. Each year we bring a new guest dramaturg into the fold to enrich the company’s dramaturgical perspectives and offer our writers the most interesting and dynamic theatrical collaborators possible. Jiv is no stranger to PTC-developed projects. He was the director of Theatre Conspiracy’s Victim Impact, by Tim Carlson. You also may have seen him at the rEvolver Festival in The Only Good Indian, a production from his Toronto-based company, Pandemic Theatre.

Jivesh Parasram (He/Him/His) is a multidisciplinary artist, community activator, and facilitator of Indo-Caribbean descent. His work has played across Canada, and Internationally. He is the founding Artistic Producer of Pandemic Theatre and the Associate Artistic Producer at Theatre Passe Muraille. Parasram has received two Harold Awards for his contributions to the Independent Theatre Community in Toronto, including the Ken McDougall Award for Direction, as well as two Dora Nominations. He was a member of the second cohort of the Cultural Leaders Lab with the Toronto Arts Council and the Banff Centre and was the recipient of the 2018 Toronto Arts Foundation Emerging Artist Award. His current research centres “Dharmic Dramaturgy” in approaching contemporary performance and social design.

Select Credits include: Take d Milk, Nah? (Pandemic/bcurrent/TPM), The Only Good Indian (Pandemic/Uno/rEvolver), Daughter (Pandemic/Quiptake/Theatre Centre/Edinburgh Festival), Situational Anarchy (Pandemic/Pressgang), Sound of the Beast (TPM), Victim Impact (Theatre Conspiracy), Mahmoud (Pandemic/WhyNot/Theatre Centre).