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.
- May 23-27, 2018, The Cultch / 2018 rEvolver Festival, Vancouver BC