Part lecture, part meditation, and part threat, The Only Good Indian takes a radical look at where our similarities begin and where they end. Each night a different performer straps themselves into a suicide vest – and struggles to rationalize to the audience such an “irrational” decision.

Created by 2017 Siminovitch Prize nominee Donna-Michelle St. Bernard, 2015 Governor General’s Award nominee Tom Arthur Davis, and 2017 Ken McDougall Award winner Jivesh Parasram. Each incarnation of The Only Good Indian recruits a local artist to step into the radical headspace of a suicide bomber.

“Radical and thought-provoking… Delves deep into the history, politics and logics of occupation, colonization and indigeneity… Resonated would be an understatement.” – Jordan Bimm, NOW Magazine

“If you are looking for theatre that will challenge you, this is a must-experience event.” – Tony Carter, Showbill Canada

“Compelling… Unsettling… That’s a good thing in the theatre.” – Lynn Slotkin, The Slotkin Letter/

Created and Performed by: Jivesh Parasram, Tom Arthur Davis, Donna-Michelle St. Bernard, & Adele Noronha. Produced by Pandemic Theatre (Toronto). Presented by Upintheair Theatre and Presenting Partner Neworld Theatre. 

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