TJ Dawe Blog

The Good Old Bad Old Days

In my last article I talked about how crowded the lotteries for Fringe festivals are getting. It did indeed used to be easier to get into multiple Fringes and put a cross-Canada summer tour together. But that doesn’t mean it was easy.

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Is Fringe Touring Disappearing?

Is fringe touring disappearing? Maybe.

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Why the Kids in the Hall Matter

“The Colbert Report”‘s decision to send Scott Thompson’s Buddy Cole character to Sochi to cover the Winter Olympics was perfect, not only because it’s been great to have Buddy back — on Wednesday night he almost got arrested while “protesting” that he couldn’t get a drink — but because it reminds us The Kids in the Hall weren’t just funny sketch comedians. They took TV comedy to a higher level.

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Why Learn About Your Enneagram Type

Why learn about your Enneagram type? What’s the point? How can it help you?


Like this: it helps you identify your issues. It helps you call yourself on your shit.



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Sara Bynoe's Fun Based Art


I like it when the definition of "theatre" gets stretched. 

That's what Sara Bynoe's doing.

I've participated in two of her events in the last few months.

Teen Angst Night features people reading material they wrote between the ages of 10 and 19. Journals, poems, notes, songs - anything goes, as long as you wrote it, as a teenager. And when going through your old stuff, Sara recommends noticing which bits make you cringe. Those'll be good.


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To inquire about any of TJ’s past or current projects, send him an email: thepurplepick (at) yahoo (dot) ca TJ’s literary agent is Rena Zimmerman at Great North Artists

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