Every Brilliant Thing

Ice cream. Water fights. Things with stripes…a list of everything beautiful about the world. Everything worth living for.

If you were to make a list of things that make life worth living, what would be at the top? Ice cream? Family? The even numbered Star Trek films? With whom would you share your list?

For our character in this uplifting solo performance, it’s their mother. This surprising and immersive theatrical experience speaks openly about depression, mental illness, and suicide. With poignant humor and joy, Every Brilliant Thing takes us on a journey through grief, healing, falling in love, and (re)discovering all that life has to give.

By Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe

Directed by Andrew Carlson

This production is co-sponsored by:
Char & Bill Carlson
Kathy & Dave Christenson

Artwork created by Molly Lyn


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Content warning: Every Brilliant Thing contains frank discussions of suicide and its impact on families.

For resources related to suicide prevention, see:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline


Who you should bring

Anyone with whom you can both cry and snort-laugh.

Cast & Artistic Staff

Full casting announcements will be made in spring of 2020


Michael Fitzpatrick


Andrew Carlson

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