Every Brilliant Thing – NOW EXTENDED!

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 

Select your date and purchase tickets!

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.

Performed outdoors.

Content Transparency:

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 boxoffice@singlecarrot.com

PREVENTION HOTLINES

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)

Performer Schedule


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

Neighborhood: Guilford

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.


Every Brilliant Thing will take place outdoors in the backyards of private homes. Audience size will be limited to 25 people for COVID safety. Tickets may be purchased up to 60 minutes prior to showtime. Show runtime: 70 minutes no intermission. 

COVID SAFETY


All staff, cast and crew are fully vaccinated. Cast will perform unmasked. Show is outdoors.

Patrons must show proof that they are fully vaccinated at the time of entry and be masked during the performance. “Fully vaccinated” means that either 14 days have passed since receiving either the second dose of a FDA or WHO authorized double-dose vaccine, or a FDA or WHO authorized single-dose vaccine. Acceptable forms of proof include the physical vaccination card or a photo of the card on your phone with the name and date clearly visible. Patrons who are unable to be vaccinated due to age, medical conditions, or closely held religious beliefs must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 prior to the performance in order to gain admission. 

GETTING THERE


Each weekend of performances will be in a different neighborhood. The specific address will be provided after purchase in a pre-show email that you will receive 48 hours before your show time. Performances are in residential neighborhoods, so parking is limited. Plan on extra time for parking and finding the appropriate entry location. Carpooling and alternative forms of transportation are encouraged. Please plan on arriving at least 15 minutes prior to showtime. 

ACCESSIBILITY


Please note that all performances are outdoors in the yards private homes, many of which are historic. While we are working to make each location  as accessible as possible, please review each location below for more detailed information. Single Carrot is committed to full transparency about our shows’ accessibility. If you have any questions not addressed here, please reach out to us at boxoffice@singlecarrot.com

Roland Park

  • This home has accessible alley entrance available. 
  • Performance is on a grass lawn
  • Bathroom is accessible without steps, but is a narrow bathroom in an historic home. 
  • There is room for 1 alley parking space. If you would like to reserve this space due to accessibility needs, please contact the box office boxoffice@singlecarrot.com 

Guilford

  • This home has access to the performance area through a driveway that is stone with some uneven terrain, and pathway around the house, with one small stone inlay of about 2” high when entering the yard.
  • Performance is on a grass lawn.
  • Bathroom access is up 4 steps. 
  • There is room for 1 driveway parking space. If you would like to reserve this space due to accessibility needs, please contact the box office boxoffice@singlecarrot.com

Charles Village/Remington

  • This home has accessible alley entrance available. Requires traveling a gravel pathway from alley.
  • Performance is on a grass lawn and stone patio.
  • Bathroom is accessible by ramp, but is a narrow bathroom in an historic home. 
  • There is room for 1 alley parking space. If you would like to reserve this space due to accessibility needs, please contact the box office boxoffice@singlecarrot.com 

Bolton Hill 

  • This home has accessible alley entrance available.
  • The performance is on a stone and gravel patio
  • The bathroom requires one outdoor step and one indoor step to enter. 

WEATHER


Every Brilliant Thing is an entirely outdoors show. Performances will only be postponed in the event of lightning or severe rain

Please come to the show prepared to be outside for the full 70 minutes.

If a performance is canceled due to weather, you will be able to transfer your ticket to another performance. Weather makeup performance will be added to the end of the run as necessary.

Creative Team
Genevieve de Mahy………………….. Co-director
Paul Diem ……………………………….. Co-director
Matthew Shea……………………………..Performer
Lauren Erica Jackson…………………..Performer
Meghan Stanton ………………………….Performer

Hannah Fogler………..Production Stage Manager
Mika Nakano……………………Environment Design
Heiko Spieker…………………………..Sound Design