New year means a new show added to our Hot Improv Tuesdays lineup at Cafe Deux Soleils: Show & Tell Comedy! Every month we invite Vancouver’s finest storytellers to TELL tales at CDS, with the improvisers SHOWing us how they’re inspired by the stories with scenes made up on the spot. First up on January 22: the terrific TJ Dawe!
TJ Dawe is a writer, director and performer of new theatre, mostly autobiographical monologues. He’s been in more than a hundred theatre festivals across Canada and abroad, sharing stories about shitty jobs, unrequited love, ayahuasca, teenage pranks, panic attacks, breathwork, BC Ferries, and the Enneagram. TJ teaches a course on how to create solo shows at Langara, which is happening right now. He and his partner will be doing a two day workshop on creativity March 16 and 17.
TJ co-wrote and directed the off-Broadway hit, One Woman Sex and the City starring Kerry Ipema, directed Charlie Ross in The One Man Star Wars Trilogy and One Man Lord of the Rings, and had his play Toothpaste and Cigars adapted into the 2013 feature film The F Word starring Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan.
Come enjoy TJ’s tales and our improvisers take on them. Plus classic improv games, happy hour drink specials and more. Hot Improv Tuesdays on January 22 starts at 8 pm (doors at 7:30 pm), and tickets are just $7 or $5 for students!