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The Slip-Knot

a one-person show

by (author) T.J. Dawe

Brindle & Glass Publishing
Initial publish date
Nov 2011
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In turns hysterical and heartbreaking, frantic and thoughtful, The Slip-Knot is a spellbinding comic monologue unlike any other. Journey with the incomparable TJ Dawe as he mans a giant truck, becomes the unhelpful voice on the other end of the phone line, and compiles euphemisms while he stocks the shelves in a drugstore. In between are ruminations and wise observations on long-distance relationships, the history of Santa Claus, recreational Gravol, and why you should never mail meat, no matter what the clerk at the 7-11 tells you.

About the author

TJ Dawe is a Vancouver-based arts guy. He has written and performed eleven solo shows and participated in more than eighty theatre and comedy festivals. He's done extensive work co-writing and/or directing a bunch of other shows, including "The Power of Ignorance" and "The One Man Star Wars Trilogy" which played for five months Off-Broadway in New York and has been touring the world since 2002. He was named Touring Artist of the Year by the BC and Alberta Arts Council in 2004. TJ's publishing credits include: Labrador (Brindle & Glass, 2003), The Slip-Knot (Brindle & Glass, 2003), and co-authored with Chris Gibbs, The Power of Ignorance: The Play and the companion humour book The Power of Ignorance: 14 Steps to Using Your Ignorance (Brindle & Glass 2006). Various plays of his have been produced in Canada, the US and overseas. He's recently started a podcast series titled "Totem Figures" (available on iTunes and at interviewing people about who or what would be on their own personal Mt. Rushmore. He continues to write, perform, direct, dramaturg, tour and collaborate. He also blogs, tweets and has stuff on youtube. Please visit

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Editorial Reviews

"Hilarious and surreal… a scintillating explosion of imagination."

"A masterful weaving of three stories into a comedy treatise on the soul-destroying effects of tedious, mindless employment."

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