Jivesh Parasram (he/him) is an award-winning multidisciplinary artist, and facilitator of Indo-Caribbean descent. Jiv grew up in K’jipuktuk (Halifax) and spent most of his early career in T’karón:to (Toronto); he now resides in the Unceded Coast Salish Territories, MST (Vancouver). In 2009 he co-founded the award-winning collective Pandemic Theatre, and currently holds the position of Artistic Director for Rumble Theatre in Vancouver. Jiv is also a curation team member for the National Creation Fund. He has received various nominations including the Governor General’s Literary award. He is the recipient of two “Harold Awards” including the Ken McDougall Award for Direction. Internationally, he also received a “Herald Angel” from the Edinburgh Fringe as part of the 2018 CanadaHub program. Jiv was a member 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.