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Show Details

Every Brilliant Thing

Friday, March 15 - 5:00 PM & Saturday, March 16 - 7:30 PM
Written by Duncan MacMillan and Jonny Donahoe

Performed by Terri Weagant

Directed by Eva Tenuto

Show duration: Approximately 80 minutes


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Every Brilliant Thing takes a candid and compassionate approach to the subject of depression. This play manages to be both heartfelt and buoyant, touching and hilarious as it portrays a child’s experience of her mother's suicide attempts. At the age of seven, a girl hopes that by writing a numbered list of “every brilliant thing” that makes life worth living, she can make her mother feel better.


As the child journeys into adulthood, the list evolves alongside her, from just a few things to thousands! The audience is invited to join the storyteller in reflecting on the simple, wonderful, joyful things that inspire hope, even in the darkest times.

Producers' note: We're VERY lucky to have Terri Weagant with us from New York to share this gorgeous piece of theatre with us! Please get tickets early if you want to make sure you get in. 

Audience Interaction: This production involves some audience participation, with partial seating on stage. All interactions are optional, confirmed by consent. The production may be enjoyed with or without directly participating.  

Special Note: If you or someone you know is in crisis or thinking about self-harm or suicide, there is help available. Find Resources here.



"Her talents are on full display in a virtuoso performance... The trick to doing the one-person show is one that Weagant has mastered." - Seattle Gay News

"A completely unique and delightful experience, probably unlike anything you've ever seen before." Eli Hans, Producer, SMA Solo fest

Weagant balances humor and pithy wisdom with a depth of understanding of the human condition." -

“Several times I forgot there was only one person on the stage." Broadway World


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About Terri Weagant

Terri Weagant is an award winning actor, writer, director, producer and dialect coach based in Brooklyn, NY.


As an actor she has performed in the US, Canada, Australia and the Czech Republic. In NYC, she was last seen in Bo-Nita at the United Solo Festival on Theatre Row where she received the Best Storytelling Show Award.

Regionally, she has worked with such companies as Play On Shakespeare, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Urbanite Theatre, Denizen Theatre, Seattle Shakespeare Company, Wooden O, Annex Theatre, ACT Theatre, Book-It Repertory Theatre, Theater Schmeater, CHAC, Balagan Theatre, Centerstage, Hypnogogia and Consolidated Works. She is also a cabaret performer and created Balagan Theatre’s late-night cabaret SCHMORGASBORG. On screen she was seen in the Amazon show Mozart in the Jungle; and the films A Jazzman’s Jazzman and How to Get Laid. Terri is a producer of the documentary film Above the Bamboo Room, which will premiere in 2020. As an educator, she has taught at Cornish College of the Arts, Brooklyn College and NYU Playwrights Horizons Theatre School. 

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