Every Brilliant Thing
September 3 – October 3, 2021!
Written by Duncan Macmillan and Jonny Donahoe. Co-directed by Paul Diem and Genevieve de Mahy. Performed by Matthew Shea, Lauren Erica Jackson, and Meghan Stanton.
“One of the funniest plays you’ll ever see about depression – and possibly one of the funniest plays you’ll ever see, full stop.” – Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
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What’s on your list of every brilliant thing in the world worth living for? Ice cream, water fights, staying up past your bedtime? Don’t we all have the capacity to find joy and resilience in life’s little moments? Audiences are invited to help tell the humorous and moving story of a seven-year-old’s experience holding onto hope while grappling with a suicidal mother.
While this is a life affirming and joyful show, the play does reference mental health, suicide and methods, and loss of a parent. If you have any questions or would like more specific information, please contact the box office firstname.lastname@example.org
If you or someone you know is in crisis and needs immediate assistance please call one of these prevention hotlines:
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
- The Crisis Text Line (text TALK to 741741)
- Baltimore Crisis Hotline 410-433- 5175
- National Alliance on Mental Health Baltimore HelpLine 410-435-2600
- Grassroots Crisis Line 410-531-6677
- Maryland Youth Crisis 1-800-422-0009
- Trans Lifeline 877-565-8860
- House of Ruth Maryland 24 Hour Hotline 410-889-RUTH (7884)
This is a solo show that is performed by a rotating cast of 3 actors. When you click on a showtime, you will be able to see which of the three actors (Lauren Erica Jackson, Matthew Shea, or Meghan Stanton) are performing on that night. Full performance schedule follows below.
Neighborhood: Roland Park
Thursday, 9/2: Matthew Shea
Friday, 9/3: Lauren Erica Jackson
Saturday, 9/4: Meghan Stanton
Thursday, 9/9: Meghan Stanton
Friday, 9/10: Lauren Erica Jackson
Saturday, 9/11: Matthew Shea
Sunday, 9/12: Meghan Stanton
Neighborhood: Charles Village/Remington
Thursday, 9/16: Lauren Erica Jackson
Friday, 9/17: Matthew Shea
Saturday, 9/18: Meghan Stanton
Sunday, 9/19: Lauren Erica Jackson
Neighborhood: Bolton Hill
Thursday, 9/23: Matthew Shea
Friday, 9/24: Meghan Stanton
Saturday, 9/25: Lauren Erica Jackson
Sunday, 9/26: Matthew Shea
EXTENSION: Neighborhood: Mt. Washington
Thursday, 9/30: Lauren Erica Jackson
Friday, 10/1: Meghan Stanton
Saturday, 10/2: Lauren Erica Jackson
Sunday, 10/3: Matthew Shea
This theatrical experience is outdoors, located in a different Baltimore yard each week. Venue addresses will be released when tickets are purchased.
More details on safety, accessibility and weather below.
SUPPORT OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS
Every Brilliant Thing is an entirely outdoors show. Performances will only be postponed in the event of lightning or severe rain
Every Brilliant Thing is presented in September, which is recognized internationally as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and we have partnered with three organizations for this production of Every Brilliant Thing.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is a national organization focused on educating communities about mental health and suicide prevention, advocating for public policy, and offering support for suicide loss survivors. In October, Single Carrot will support AFSP’s annual “Out of the Darkness Walk” to help raise awareness and build community connections.
On Our Own of Maryland is a statewide peer-operated behavioral health advocacy and education organization which promotes equality, justice, autonomy, and choice about life decisions for individuals with mental health and substance use needs.
B’more Clubhouse is a Baltimore-based nonprofit organization that empowers adults living with mental illness to lead meaningful and productive lives of their choice in the community.