Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION

Medicine

  • Print

star star star star star star star star star star   Free Press Rating

NOT YET RATED   Average Reader Rating

    Your Rating

Vancouver storyteller TJ Dawe can be irritating when he dons his teacher hat and merely informs us of stuff he thinks we should know.

Fortunately, there’s little of that in his genuinely moving new monologue. It’s the true story of how he took the psychoactive drug ayahuasca, supervised by shamans, to try to overcome a disturbing personal problem.

By courageously revealing his own shame — and honestly acting it, not detaching from it — Dawe touches all of us wounded children who are ashamed of our destructive habits and secrets, desperate to be cradled, afraid to ask for what we need.

Dawe is maturing into an artist who knows how to find those universal truths. His childhood memory of drawing a spiritual picture that couldn’t be appreciated by his parents is just one of the small gems in this soul-nourishing story.

— Alison Mayes

 

From the Fringe program:

Fringe circuit perennial TJ Dawe (Lucky 9, The Slipknot, Totem Figures) returns with a story about a retreat led by Dr. Gabor Mate involving the ingestion of the Peruvian shamanic plant medicine ayahuasca and the exhumation of a great big secret.

This is TJ's 90-somethingth Fringe.

 

"Dawe has storytelling down to a fine art - his timing and delivery are masterful" - Vancouver Sun

"A master monologist - he's a true original and a total delight" - Toronto Star

 

Recommended for: Mature audience

Length: 60 min

Tickets: $10

Under 14 not admitted.

Warnings: Subject matter, language, sexual content

More on the Web

History

Updated on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 4:47 PM CDT:
Adds review

  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

Blake Wheeler talks about past season

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • PHIL.HOSSACK@FREEPRESS.MB.CA 101130-Winnipeg Free Press Columns of light reach skyward to the stars above Sanford Mb Tuesday night. The effect is produced by streetlights refracting through ice crystals suspended in the air on humid winter nights. Stand Up.....
  • A group of Horese pose for the camera in the early evening light at Southcreek Stables in Stl Norbert Wednessday. Sept  14, 2011 (RUTH BONNEVILLE) / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

What are you most looking forward to this Easter weekend?

View Results

View Related Story

Ads by Google