By Jan Derbyshire
October 31–November 16, 2019
Vancity Culture Lab, The Cultch

Comedian and certified insane person Jan Derbyshire turns the audience into a mental health review board to help determine her current state of sanity. Join the irreverent fun of Jan’s hilarious and heart-aching journey through the mental health system. Together, we grapple with hefty questions like: how do we define “crazy” and who gets to decide? In this case: you do.

“Jan Derbyshire is a skillful comic who can make you laugh at anything” —Irish Times


Written and Performed by Jan Derbyshire
Directed by Roy Surette


Select plays from Jan (JD) Derbyshire include Certified, Stood, A Modern Woman’s Guide to Female Impersonation, Gloom, All In, Joke You, Funny in the Head, Me on the Map with Adrienne Wong, Dog of my Understanding, Auditions for an Embarrassed Woman, Turkey in the Woods, Ingenious Speculations with Rita Bozi and Kim Selody,The Opposite of Everything is True, and Under the Big Top. Her plays have been produced by Belfry Theatre (Victoria),Buddies in Bad Times (Toronto), and Vancouver companies Frank Theatre, Neworld Theatre, and Solo Collective, with festival presentations at FoldA (Kingston), Uno (Victoria), PuSh (Vancouver), Summerworks (Toronto), People’s Comedy Festival, Dublin International Gay Theatre Festival,and Vancouver International Children’s Festival. In 2017, JD participated in the Banff Centre Playwright’s Lab and the Playwright’s Unit at Alberta Theatre Projects with co-creator Adrienne Wong. Her fictitious memoir Mercy Gene: the man made making of a madwoman, currently awaits publication.


Preview (October 31): $20 (+ $3.15 service fee)

General: $35 (+ $3.15 service fee)

Student/Senior/Artist: $20 (+ $3.15 service fee)


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Tuesday–Saturday: 8 pm

2 pm Matinees:
Sun, Nov 3
Sat, Nov 9
Sun, Nov 10
Sat, Nov 16

No Monday performances

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