Back by popular demand!  Fringe Festival legend TJ Dawe 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.

This popular show sold out its run at the Firehall last year, including a two week holdover, so be sure to get your tickets soon!

“Medicine is a deeply honest and generous—not to mention smart and entertaining—piece of theatre.” Colin Thomas, Georgia Straight

“Dawe commands the stage with irrevocable presence.” – Sad Mag

“TJ is smart, funny and very courageous… He deftly jumps between the deep emotional story of his life and to some light hearted comedy.” – Vancouver Vantage

“TJ Dawe is something special… we need more of his kind of performer on the Vancouver stage.” VancityBuzz

“Dawe is maturing into an artist who knows how to find those universal truths” – FIVE STARS Winnipeg Free Press

Special appearance by Dr Gabor Maté

Shows on the following dates will feature special talkbacks with TJ Dawe & Gabor Maté:
Jan 14, 15, 17 8PM | Wed Jan 15 1PM | Tues Jan 21 8PM | Dates subject to change

A Firehall Arts Centre production. Written and performed by TJ Dawe.


TJ Dawe is Vancouver-based award-winning writer, performer,  and director who is Canada’s most pre-eminent monologuist. Current projects include: a stage adaptation of the blog PostSecret and directing the stage adaptation of Mark Leiren-Young’s Never Shoot a Stampede Queen. He co-wrote the play Toothpaste and Cigars, which has been made into the movie The F Word, starring Daniel Radcliffe. Check out TJ’s TED Talk, An Experiment in Collective


ABOUT Gabor Maté

A renowned speaker, and bestselling author, Dr. Gabor Maté is highly sought after for his expertise on a range of topics including addiction, stress and childhood development. He is the author of several books, including the award-winning In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts. A documentary about Gabor Maté’s therapeutic use of ayahuasca aired on CBC’s The Nature of Things in November 2011.