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TJ Dawe has been been writing, performing, directing and touring solo shows since the late 90s. He’s participated in more than one hundred theatre festivals across Canada and abroad. He’s worked on shows that have toured the world, won awards, been on TV and had off-Broadway runs in New York. He’s worked with movie stars and high school students. He’s got published scripts he hocks after performances. You can find his solo show Medicine on YouTube, in full. He teaches a course on solo show creation at Langara College in Vancouver, and has lead workshops in cities ranging from Charleston, South Carolina to Winnipeg.*

*please note - TJ will only be present at the first class

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Megan Phillips is an award-winning singer, actor, comedian, songwriter and vocal coach based in Vancouver, BC, Canada. She has written and toured shows across North America (Periscope, Not Enough, Strapless Comedy). Perhaps her fanciest accomplishment is the musical song cycle People Suck – co-written with Peter Cavell, winner of Best of Toronto Fringe, Patron's Pick, and optioned by Second City Theatricals, it has been produced by Salty Theatre at Theatre Works St Kilda in Melbourne, AUS. A Vancouver, Canada-raised human and wombat-lover, she uses her BA in Music and MA in Musical Theatre to teach musical theatre, singing, and drama from her home studio (Zoom). You can sing, she promises. She does stand-up, improv and sketch, most notably as the creator and show runner of The Anxiety Show, a comedy show where she can be seen calling feelings and supporting others to turn their personal demons into ha-has and lolz. Her creative wheelhouse is taking big feelings and making beautiful art and comedy out of them. Because otherwise, what's it all for?

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Riel Hahn is a Vancouver-based comedian/actor/writer/musician/host/emcee/musician and dramaturg who has been described as “delicious”, “hilarious”, “ferocious”, “filthy mouthed” and as “a blizzard in the House of Commons”.  She grew up traveling with the Caravan Stage Company, town to town by horse and wagon, continuing to work with the Caravan Farm Theatre well into her professional career. She has collaborated with some of Canada's most interesting artists in various capacities, always bringing her wry, poetic and charmingly dark sensibilities to the table. She comes from a long line of compassionate, opinionated, active and funny people resulting in her belief that gathering to swap stories is one of the most seditious practices we have, and one that binds us together with the love and truth required for humanity's grand revolution. These experiences provided her with a rich cache to draw from, and some discomfort with stasis and classism.  She is constantly searching for the new, embodied and stimulating both personally and professionally. Ultimately she believes that funny trumps everything, and kindness will get you everywhere.

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