STORYTELLER: Writer • Actor • Coach

Patient 13 and shows!

PATIENT 13 comes to Rogue Machine/ Matrix Theater in August 2024!



Produced by Rogue Machine at the Matrix Theater 7657 Melrose Ave.

Fridays, August 16, 23, 30th;  Saturday August 17, 24, 31;  Sundays, August 18, 25, and Sept 1


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Chronically single, Gail has always been good at staying busy, setting boundaries and avoiding intimacy – until a scary diagnosis makes her  slow down and ask for help. But, who can she trust? “I got rid of all the toxic people and there was no one left.”
This dark comedy one-person show tracks Gail’s quest to find the line between herself and others after a cancer diagnosis and her participation as patient #13 in a ground-breaking FDA study that gave magic mushrooms to cancer patients with anxiety and depression.

Gail has been interviewed by the New York Times, the Atlantic (Michael Pollan), Vsause, and CNN and now you can hear the whole story live! Patient 13 Show is featured in LA Magazine as a “bonus suggestion” show to see in Los Angeles at the Hollywood Fringe 2023.  REVIEWS:

“…Her performance in PATIENT 13 is a gripping roller coaster ride of emotions. As she skillfully recounts her story, I am in awe of her perseverance and impressed by her resilience. I was deeply moved witnessing her standing ovation, seeing the tears of joy streaming down her face… Go for the story and leave with Hope.” – Eloise Coopersmith of Gia on the Move

“Thomas, a Moth Story SLAM winner, has a winning way and a lot of shocking details. From “defensive dating” to a string of doctors, this is a story of a strong woman who kicked cancer and got rid of the toxic people in her life. Thomas reminds us all to participate fully in life, to trust and let go. And she leaves you wondering where you can get your hands on some psilocybin.” – Larchmont Buzz

“….Throughout, Thomas is magnetic and engaging in her intensity and candor…PATIENT 13 is a masterclass in storytelling, and how sometimes, a chair and a stage is all you need.” – Guy Picot of Gia on the Move 

“I’ve interviewed a lot of people and Gail’s psychedelic trip report definitely stands out!”   – Michael Pollan, author of How to Change Your Mind, The Omnivore’s Dilemma. and Co-founder of the UC Berkeley Center for the Science of Psychedelics

Full Reviews:

More reviews from the 2023 Fringe

 2024  Storytelling Shows, upcoming:

    • Monday July 8th, July Rogue Machine Rant & Rave Theme: Rebellion
    • Sunday, August 4th, Revealed at the The Glendale Room
    • Tuesday, September 10th, It’s Funny Now  The Crow, 2525 Michigan Avenue, UnitF4, Santa Monica, CA 90404