Beyond Words

Brain

Thu November 17 2016 7:30pm
Telus Studio Theatre

The human brain makes 20 million billion calculations per second. That doesn’t mean it’s always right.

A hilarious, heartbreaking monologue about consciousness, mental illness, and friendship from award-winning novelist, musician and former Canadian poetry slam champ Brendan McLeod, Brain maps McLeod’s experiences with obsessive compulsive disorder. From trying to understand his obsessions as a teenager to battling psychosis as an adult, McLeod leads audiences on a nuanced journey through the nature of thought and morality.

This upbeat, intense comedy was the winner of the Pick of the Fringe at the 2015 Vancouver Fringe, where it was also nominated for a Critic’s Choice Award; and winner of Best Male Performer at the 2015 Victoria Fringe, where it was also nominated for Best Solo Show and Best Overall Show.

“soulful, heartfelt theatre that is moving and challenging, skillfully crafted and entertaining.” (Plank Magazine)

Thu November 17 2016 7:30pm
Telus Studio Theatre

“McLeod offers all of this with generosity and phenomenal grace. The guy is so smart, his rapid fire delivery so clean and confident, his wit so casual, copious, and reassuring that he makes the journey feel safe for the audience. He gives himself; he feels less alone and we feel less alone. That’s what theatre is all about.”

The Georgia Straight