The Power of Ignorance

The Play

By (author): T. J. Dawe, Chris Gibbs
ISBN 9781897142141
Softcover | Publication Date: January 1, 2006
Book Dimensions: 5.5 in x 8.5 in
88 Pages

About the Book

Your brain cells are prison cells! Break free with The Power of Ignorance, the smash Fringe play! Join certified Ig-master Vaguen on the road to bliss. You might think that ignorance comes naturally, but on the contrary, the world conspires to cram our heads full of useless and dangerous know-ledge every day. Fall off this knowledge into the safe and comforting world of oblivio(n/ousness) by discovering The Power of Ignorance. In this playscript Vaguen is featured at one of his seminars where he helps successful people, wealthy people, good-looking people, and people just like you to attain the heights/depths of ignorance.

About the Author(s)

Born in England, Chris "Hilarious" Gibbs first came to Canada in 1995 as one half of the comedy duo HOOPAL, who won numerous awards, including the prestigious I Laughed So Hard I Damaged My Intercostal Muscles Award for best comedy at the Wellington Fringe. He moved to Canada in 2002. His first solo show, Gibberish, was acclaimed as "comic genius" (Edmonton Sun) and won the Best of the Fest Showcase Award at the Winnipeg Fringe. He lives in Toronto. Please visit www.chrisgibbs.ca.

TJ Dawe is a Vancouver based writer, performer and director of new theatre, specializing in autobiographical stories. His co-written play Toothpaste and Cigars became the feature film The F Word, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan and Adam Driver. He co-created and directed The One Man Star Wars Trilogy, which has been touring the world since 2002, including runs off-Broadway in New York, London’s West End and the Sydney Opera House. He regularly mines his life for monologues, which he's toured to more than one hundred theatre festivals. He leads workshops on solo shows, developing a creative practice, and the personality types of The Enneagram. He’s co-created stage parodies of Sex and the City, Stranger Things, The Walking Dead, adapted the blog PostSecret, and the podcast Serial Killers. He spends half the year on the road developing and touring various projects. His website is tjdawe.ca

Reviews

“This is the funniest piece I have ever seen at any of the thirteen Fringes I have attended.” —Janet Coutts, Montreal.com