Every Brilliant Thing

October 15-November 7, 2021

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An uplifting solo show where, the audience becomes a part of the story!

  • Written by Duncan Macmillan, with Jonny Donahoe
  • Sponsored by Barbara & Jay Kessler
  • Directed by Clinton Johnston
  • Featuring Chris Estey and Ray Nedzel as rotating solo performers

EVERY BRILLIANT THING contains hilarious, touching, and healing conversations about suicide and mental health issues. If you have questions or concerns about content or themes, we are happy to provide details. Please email Artistic Director Susan E. Evans at susan@livearts.org.

*NEW* Schedule of Performances:


  • Friday, October 15 at 8:00pm
  • Wednesday, October 20 at 7:30pm
  • Thursday, October 21 at 7:30pm
  • Sunday, October 24 at 2:00pm
  • Thursday, October 28 at 7:30pm
  • Saturday, October 30 at 8:00pm
  • Wednesday, November 3 at 7:30pm
  • Friday, November 5 at 8:00pm
  • Saturday, November 6 at 8:00pm


  • Thursday, October 14 at 7:30pm (Free Preview)
  • Saturday, October 16 at 8:00pm
  • Friday, October 22 at 8:00pm
  • Saturday, October 23 at 8:00pm
  • Wednesday, October 27 at 7:30pm
  • Friday, October 29 at 8:00pm
  • Sunday, October 31 at 2:00pm
  • Thursday, November 4 at 7:30pm
  • Sunday, November 7 at 2:00pm

Talkback/Panel Discussion: Thursday, October 21


Join us after the show on October 21 for our Post-Show Talkback/Panel Discussion in Conover Studio (fourth floor). You do NOT need to attend the performance to join us for this very special talkback/panel discussion! If you are not attending the show, plan to arrive at Live Arts around 8:45pm. Enjoy a drink and concessions from our terrace bar while Education Director Miller Susen facilitates a conversation with the cast and representatives from local mental health organizations, including:

Learn more about these organizations and more mental health resources in the EVERY BRILLIANT THING Study Guide.

We are thrilled to welcome you back to live, volunteer-powered theater! 

To keep you, our volunteers, and our staff safe, we have implemented a temporary set of COVID safety protocols. Don’t forget to wear a mask when you come see the show, and (if you’re over 18), have proof of vaccination ready when you arrive.

If you are planning to come to a show or event at Live Arts and find that you are feeling sick or cannot comply with our safety protocols for any reason, we will issue you a credit for use at a future performance or a full refund.

Learn more and find our full protocol for Fall 2021 at livearts.org/covid.