Demystified Creation

Jivesh Parasram
September 11 - 25, 2022


September 11, 19, 25, 2022 (3 sessions)

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm CST

Maximum participants - 6

ASL interpretation will be available upon request.

Utilizing a prompt-based writing methodology designed with Pandemic Theatre for The Only Good Indian, this workshop will explore a somewhat "detached" process of mining personal material and the use of countertext in narrative. It's also a good process to confront writers' block and help "self-dramaturge" the project you are developing along the way. We'll work collaboratively to create the skeletons of new projects based around thematic interests and personal (or fictional, whatever you want really) narratives. We will also spend time discussing the practice of distancing yourself from your work for both mental wellness and editing purposes. 

About Jivesh Parasram
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.

Parasram is a “Dora Mavor Moore” award nominated artist, and the recipient of two “Harold Awards” for his contributions to the Independent Theatre Community of Toronto, including the Ken McDougall Award for Direction.

Internationally he has received a “Herald Angel” from the Edinburgh Fringe for his contributions to the 2018 CanadaHub programming. Jiv 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 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.