TJ Dawe's The Slipknot is a spellbinding comic monologue, by turns hysterical and heartbreaking, frantic and thoughtful.
Journey back with the speaker to dead-end jobs of his youth: driving a giant truck, working phones for the postal service, and being a drugstore stockboy.
Performed by theater simple co-founder, Andrew Litzky, THE SLIPKNOT brims with observations, both wise and outlandish: on long-distance relationships, the history of Santa Claus, recreational dramamine (and why you should never EVER mail meat, no matter what the clerk at the 7-11 tells you).
Drama in the 'Hood (Made Andrew blush, it was so complimentary!)
TJ DAWE - playwright (and co-author of theater simple's int'l hit 52 Pick Up!!)
TJ is a Vancouver, BC based writer/performer/director/dramaturg who makes his living creating and touring solo shows. He’s performed in more than one hundred theatre festivals in the US, Canada and overseas. You can buy some of his scripts through Amazon - including The Slipknot. He debuted his show Tired Cliches as part of the Seattle Fringe way back in 1998, when there was an earlier incarnation of the Seattle Fringe. He previewed his show Lucky 9 at North Seattle Community College in 2010. He recently performed as part of the ensemble cast for PostSecret: the Show in Olympia, Tacoma and Bellingham. He’ll hit the road in the new year as director and co-writer of One Woman Sex and the City. He co-created The One Man Star Wars Trilogy and One Man Lord of the Rings, both of which have been touring the world for more than a decade. He co-wrote the play Toothpaste and Cigars, which became the feature film What If, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan and Adam Driver. He teaches a course on how to create solo shows at Langara College in Vancouver. You can watch his show Medicine (which is about ayahuasca) in its entirety on YouTube. He’s currently working on House of the Mouse - his sixteenth solo show. He has a website he very occasionally updates: tjdawe.ca. That’s a Canadian web suffix, fyi. You can find him pretty easily on Facebook and Twitter.
a co-production with the fine folks at 18th&Union!