The Only Good IndianPandemic Theatre
I know you’ll stand in solidarity with me, but how close are you willing to stand?
This radical and thought-provoking show delves deep into the history, politics and logics of occupation, colonization and indigeneity. Part lecture, part meditation, and part threat, each night a different performer straps themselves into an extreme situation, and takes a raw look at where our similarities begin and where they end, forcing both the performer and the audience to ask themselves: What would I die for?
The show features three revolving performers on different days (Tom Arthur Davis, Donna-Michelle St. Bernard and a local artist). Each share their own personal experience, narratives and experience. No two shows are the same – this is a see-it-more-than-once experience. Following each performance is a long table discussion.
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.
May 15 performance features Tom Arthur Davis
May 16 performance features Donna-Michelle St. Bernard
May 17 performance features Justine Shore
“…fiery and thought provoking…personal and powerful. NNNN” – Now Magazine
“Compelling… Unsettling.” The Slotkin Letter
“Remarkable, almost hypnotic.” Mooney on Theatre
About the company:
Founded in 2009, Pandemic Theatre is a Toronto-based theatre company mandated to create, develop, and produce work from critical and underrepresented perspectives that engage social and political themes.
We strive to create spaces where political discourse is not only possible, but also encouraged.
Our work is to challenge audiences, artists, and communities to engage and question the role of aesthetics in ideology. To do so ethically, critically, and in the spirit of solidarity.
We have worked throughout Canada and internationally, including: New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Nova Scotia, Vancouver, Calgary, Kingston, Ottawa-Gatineau, and Sibiu (Romania).
Another world is possible.
This project is funded by the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts.
Intrepid Theatre Club
2-1609 Blanshard Street,
Victoria, BC V8W 2J5
Phone: (250) 383-2663