Every Brilliant Thing

Feb 21, 2021 - Mar 07, 2021 | Studio

By Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe 

Directed by Dean Patrick Fleming 
Starring Daniel Brochu 
A Segal Centre production in association with Hudson Village Theatre 

Hugs, the smell of old books, a hairdresser who listens to what you want 
The color yellow, roller coasters, ice cream — as a mother battles chronic depression, a child creates a list of every brilliant thing they can think of, to remind them what makes life worth living. As the child grows, so does the list. Looking back on a life of ups and downs, the man takes the audience on an inspiring journey that celebrates finding joy in the mundane and being grateful for the simple pleasures hiding all around us. At once intimate and interactive, this touching, funny, and uplifting performance chronicles life’s small joys and reveals the lengths to which we will go for those we love. 

Producing a Show in a Pandemic  
Navigating the theatre world during a global pandemic is full of ups and downs. While we may not have announced it previously, our collaboration with Hudson Village Theatre to do Every Brilliant Thing has been in the works since the early fall. Like you, we’ve been following the news closely to see when we would be able to put the show on safely for our patrons. We believe we have a responsibility to our artists, our employees, our funders, and our public to be ready to return to our practice and to sharing exquisite theatre – with new health and safety guidelines in place – as soon as we are allowed to, whether it be this February, later this spring, or several months from now.  

So we invite you to look behind the curtain and follow us along on our journey in this new video series as we produce a show during a pandemic: 



 

 

 



Review

CAST


Daniel Brochu

Daniel Brochu


CREATIVE TEAM


Dean Patrick Fleming

Dean Patrick Fleming

Director


Jimmy Blais

Jimmy Blais

Assistant Director


Zoe Roux

Zoe Roux

Set & Lighting Designer


Louise Bourret

Louise Bourret

Stylist


Melanie St-Jacques

Melanie St-Jacques

Stage Manager


Darah Miah

Darah Miah

Assistant Set & Lighting Designer