Award-winning writer to perform trippy autobiographical monologue
What: Medicine, presented by the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies Performance Series
Who: Written and performed by TJ Dawe
When: Friday, November 20 and Saturday, November 21, at 8 pm
Where: University Theatre (ADM 026) at UBC’s Okanagan campus
Tickets: $25 (students, seniors $15) at the door
Canadian playwright, director, and performer TJ Dawe brings Medicine to UBC Okanagan’s main stage next week.
Medicine is Dawe’s autobiographical monologue about a retreat led by Hungarian-born Canadian physician Dr. Gabor Maté to heal stress and addiction. At the retreat, participants ingested the Peruvian shamanic psychotropic plant-based medicine ayahuasca.
Ayahuasca, traditionally used as a spiritual medicine in ceremonies among the Indigenous communities in Peru, is known for its healing purposes. However, people who have consumed ayahuasca also report having deep spiritual revelations while under the influence of the psychotropic plant.
Dawe is an award-winning performance artist and Vancouver Fringe Festival legend. He is also known for co-writing the play Toothpaste and Cigars, which was made into the movie The F Word starring Harry Potter’s Daniel Radcliffe.
Dawe performs Medicine Friday, November 20 and Saturday, November 21 at the University Theatre (ADM 026) at UBC’s Okanagan campus; both performances are at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 each, or $15 for students and seniors.
The performances will be followed by a Q-and-A with the artist.
Medicine is part of the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies Performance Series, to be followed by Vu (Jan. 26), The Unfortunate Ruth (Feb. 19 and 20), and huff (March 11 and 12). The series is made possible through the support of the Central Okanagan Foundation and UBC Okanagan’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal’s Office. Season tickets for the performance series are available online at www.theatre26.ok.ubc.ca.