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About This Show

15 October - 7 November, 2021
Director: Clinton Johnston

An uplifting solo show where you, the audience, become part of the story. "One of the funniest plays you’ll ever see about depression—and possibly one of the funniest plays you’ll ever see, full stop." —"The Guardian"


Chris Estey as Rotating Narrator

Co-Directed by Ray Nedzel as Rotating Narrator

Production Team

Opal Lechmanski - Stage Manager

Sharon Lawler - Assistant Stage Manager

Georgia Wyatt - Assistant Stage Manager

Eric Ramírez-Weaver - Assistant Stage Manager

Kerry Moran - Scenic Design

Mark Schuyler - Lighting Design

Becky Brown - Sound Design

Miriam Halpern - Costume Design

Daryl O’Connor - Properties and Scenic Dressing

What does a six-year-old do to cheer up their mom after she’s tried to kill herself? Starts making a list of everything that’s brilliant about the world, everything worth living for, and leaves it for her on her pillow.

1. Ice cream. 2. Kung Fu movies. 3. Burning things. 4. Laughing so hard you shoot milk out your nose. As our narrator grows up and experiences a few joys and curves, the list grows too, and takes on a life of its own.

Join the play’s cast of one if you like—read aloud one of the brilliant things on the list, or play a parent, a school guidance counselor, the vet, a girlfriend or boyfriend.

Lucille Lortel Award Nominee for Outstanding Solo Show

Talkback/Panel Discussion
Thursday, October 21

After the show on Thursday, October 21, you are welcome to join a conversation with the cast of EVERY BRILLIANT THING and representatives from local mental health resources. Meet us in Conover Studio on the fourth floor, grab a drink, and enjoy meaningful discussion about the intersection of theater and mental health.

Questions? Please reach out to Education Director Miller Susen at


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