January 23 to February 2
8pm Tuesdays through Fridays
5pm & 9pm Saturdays
2pm Sunday matinees
1pm Wednesday matinee
Talkbacks after each performance
Post-show Talkbacks ft. Dr. Gabor Maté:
Jan 23 @ 1pm; Jan 24, 25, 30 & Feb 1 @ 8pm; Jan 26 & Feb 2 @ 5pm
We’re pleased to announce we’re holding over performances of TJ Dawe’s newest one-man show January 23 to February 2, 2013!
TJ will continue talkbacks after each show and will be joined by Dr. Gabor Maté Jan 23 @ 1pm; Jan 24, 25, 30 & Feb 1 @ 8pm; Jan 26 & Feb 2 @ 5pm.
Trying to understand ourselves and our motivations is a life-long journey. In this one man show written and performed by Fringe favourite TJ Dawe, the playwright shares his funny, at times heartbreaking and enlightening experience with Gabor Maté, the Amazonian psychotropic plant medicine ayahuasca, group therapy and his path to introspection.
A Firehall Arts Centre Production
Written, performed, directed and designed by TJ Dawe
TJ is a Vancouver-based writer/performer/director/dramaturg. He’s performed at more than 100 theatre and comedy festivals across Canada, in the US and overseas. His play Toothpaste & Cigars (cowritten with Mike Rinaldi) has recently wrapped shooting as a feature film titled The F Word, starring Daniel Radcliffe. He’s recently worked with internet celebrity Frank Warren on bringing the blog PostSecret to the stage (titled PostSecret: Unheard Voices), in a production that’s set to tour the US in the 2013/14 season, produced by Magic Space Entertainment. TJ has six published plays, and a humour book. He directed and co-created The One Man Star Wars Trilogy and One Man Lord of the Rings with Charlie Ross, both of which have been touring the world since they debuted in 2002 and 2004, respectively, including runs off-Broadway in New York, in London’s West End, at the Edinburgh Fringe and on Late Night with Conan O’Brien. TJ blogs, podcasts and tweets at Beamsandstruts.com, an ideas blog he co-edits, and about which he delivered a feature talk at TEDx Manitoba last February, which can be seen on YouTube. He’s directing the stage adaptation of Mark Leiren-Young’s Leacock medal-winning memoir Never Shoot a Stampede Queen at Western Canada Theatre in April, featuring Ryan Beil. And he’s got another seven or eight projects he’s juggling as well.
Dr. Gabor Maté
Dr. Gabor Maté is a Canadian physician, public speaker and bestselling author whose works have been published internationally in twenty languages. His most recent book is the award-winning In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction. For twelve years Dr. Maté worked in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside with patients challenged by hard-core drug addiction, mental illness and HIV, including at Vancouver’s Supervised Injection Site. With over 20 years of family practice and palliative care experience and extensive knowledge of the latest findings of leading-edge research, Dr. Mate is a sought-after expert on mind/body health, parenting, childhood development, illness, and the treatment of addictions.
A renowned thinker and speaker, Dr. Maté regularly addresses health professionals, educators, and lay audiences throughout North America. At the core of his work is an understanding of the broader context in which human disease and disorders arise, and the intricate mind/body unity that is at the root of illness, and of health.