TJ Dawe

TJ Dawe

 TJ is a Vancouver based writer, performer and director of new theatre pieces. He's participated in ninety or so theatre and comedy festivals in Canada, the US, Australia and the UK. He has six published plays and a humour book. He's also interested in movies, literature, television, comic books, history, science, spirituality, tai chi, technology, food and the Enneagram. He generally juggles a dozen projects at a time. He thinks more people should read the books of Barbara Ehrenreich, Gabor Mate, David Mitchell, Dan Savage, Mark Kurlansky, Miriam Toews and Brian Michael Bendis. 


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Facebook friends weigh in on where to start with these two great artists.
Sunday, 09 September 2012 17:43

Will Our Dysfunction Eclipse Our Brilliance?

The big question in Ian McEwan's novel Solar. 
From his book From Wild Man to Wise Man: Reflections on Male Spirituality
Friday, 07 September 2012 23:20

A Performance to Stop You In Your Tracks

A solo a capella rendition of a traditional song that would make a convention of devils weep. 
Tuesday, 28 August 2012 02:27

Why Wicked Is Important

It's more than just a hit musical about a witch. 
Is this reboot working? What do two loyal readers think?
Sunday, 19 August 2012 23:51

The Many Variations on the Wizard of Oz

How much do we love The Wizard of Oz as a culture? Here's how much. 
Domestic violence and sexual subjugation - and from indie female artists with integrity. What gives?
Wednesday, 15 August 2012 19:17

What's With All the Reboots?

What does the recent Spider-Man reboot (ten years after the first film) reveal about the human spirit?
Friday, 10 August 2012 22:59

Recipe for Gluten-free Zucchini Latkes

Try some shredded zucchini and potato pancakes. Easy to make. Delicious. Good for ya. Different. 
Their music often reveals their love of physical pleasure, intensity, and control of their own lives. 
Sunday, 05 August 2012 21:33

Scientific Research into Telepathy

Scientist Rupert Sheldrake investigates if there's anything to that feeling that someone's looking at you, or dogs seeming to know when there owners are coming home.
Sunday, 05 August 2012 21:17

Enneagram Sixes and Holy Strength

A brief summary of the Holy Idea connected with the Devil's Advocate personality type, as described by Sandra Maitri. 
Photos and videos of the lit up night sky in the middle of Canada. 
Feed a machine a credit card, get a bike. Anywhere south of Bloor. 
Sunday, 22 July 2012 20:54

Why No One Throws Retro 2000s Parties

The hairstyles and clothes of 2002 don't look dated like 80s fashions do, but this sure does. 
Monday, 16 July 2012 12:46

Underappreciated Movie: Big Fan

A look at the dark and compulsive side of supporting one's team.
Sunday, 15 July 2012 05:52

Why Do People Cheer for Their Team?

Because it fulfills a need that goes back to prehistory. So says Barbara Ehrenreich. 
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