Brendan McLeod shares his observations on the human consciousness during his show Brain at the Port Theatre.

Storyteller shares struggles with OCD during show at Nanaimo’s Port theatre

Brendan McLeod presents his observations about the human brain during his show Brain at the Port Theatre Friday (Nov. 11).

The brain is an incredible organ made up of billions of nerve cells.

Brendan McLeod, creator of the storytelling monologue Brain, said everyone sees and experiences things differently. Their brains interpret situations in distinct ways.

He wanted to share his unique perspective of the world and how he deals with his obsessive compulsive disorder, which he’s struggled with since he was a teenager.

“A lot of the show is the miracle of consciousness and how we experience things,” said McLeod. “The show is about the awesomeness of the brain.”

McLeod said his initial idea was to create a simple storytelling show and tell a story as “honestly” as possible.

McLeod said he wanted people to understand things that people with an obsessive disorder deal with.

Sharing his personal experiences was a big leap.

“It’s probably the most terrifying thing I have ever done – the first show,” said McLeod. “The idea was for people to understand the jumbled thoughts.”

McLeod has toured Canada presenting his show.

In 2015 it was chosen as Pick of the Fringe for the Vancouver Fringe Festival.

McLeod said he always wanted to write and creating  and performing in his shows allows him to get an immediate reaction from people.

“It really helps you grow as a writer,” he said.

Brain, part of the Port Theatre’s Offstage Theatre Series, shows Friday (Nov. 11) at 8 p.m. in the Port Theatre’s lobby.

Tickets are $25 for adults, $22 members, $15 students and $5 for eyeGo available by calling 250-754-8550 or www.porttheatre.com.

For more information about McLeod or his show, please go to www.brendanmcleod.ca.

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