Actors Theatre of Louisville to hold In-Person Performances of 'Every Brilliant Thing'

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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[CW: SI, mentions of suicide]

 

Every Brilliant Thing, by Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe

​ ​ ​ ​ Directed by: Amelia Acosta Powell

​ Running: February 9-20th 2022

Age Recommendation: 14+

Run Time: Approximately 80 minutes. There will be no intermission

In response to their mother’s attempted suicide, a child begins a list of Every Brilliant Thing worth living for. As the child journeys into adulthood, the list evolves alongside them. From 1. ice cream to 10000. waking up late with someone you love, the audience is invited to join the storyteller in reflecting on the simple, wonderful, joyful things that inspire hope even in the darkest times.
In response to their mother’s attempted suicide, a child begins a list of Every Brilliant Thing worth living for. As the child journeys into adulthood, the list evolves alongside them. From 1. ice cream to 10000. waking up late with someone you love, the audience is invited to join the storyteller in reflecting on the simple, wonderful, joyful things that inspire hope even in the darkest times.

 

Every Brilliant Thing grapples with the highs and lows of despair and joy in our lives as humans, and speaks openly about depression, mental illness, and suicide. If you or someone you know is in crisis or thinking about self-harm or suicide, there is help available. 

Photographer:

Denisha McCauley- Young

email: [email protected]

social: @dmccauleyphoto


The Creative Team

Sarah Kirwin - Understudy/Improv Coach
Sarah Kirwin - Understudy/Improv Coach

Sarah Kirwin (Understudy/Improv Coach) is thrilled to be a part of Actors Theatre of Louisville. Bringing a strong background in improvisational theater, Sarah has performed in numerous theater productions and festivals in the United States and internationally. With Denver Center for Performing Arts: Cult Following (Principal Cast Member) and Lord of the Butterflies (Jackie). With Starz TV: Family Feast. 

Katherine Nelson- Stage Manager
Katherine Nelson- Stage Manager

Katherine Nelson (they/them) is excited to make their Actors Theatre of Louisville debut. Kate works as resident Production Stage Manager with Detroit Public Theatre, and has stage managed 15+ productions there including Birthday Candles, No Child…, Paradise Blue, and Pipeline, as well as their co-production of Detroit ’67 with Baltimore Center Stage. Additional stage management credits include the Wharton Center for the Performing Arts, with multiple national tours; Chautauqua Theater Company, and Flint Repertory Theatre. Additionally, Kate works frequently as a Costume Designer, and has designed Off-Broadway at the New Victory Theater (Riddle of the Trilobites) and regionally at Detroit Public Theatre, Flint Youth Theatre, Flint Repertory Theatre, Tipping Point Theatre, and Purple Rose Theatre Company. Proud AEA member.

 

Jon Norman Schneider- Storyteller
Jon Norman Schneider- Storyteller

Jon Norman Schneider (Storyteller) is thrilled to be back at Actors Theatre of Louisville after last appearing in Humana Festival shows Recent Alien Abductions (2017) and Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them (2011). Select regional credits include Vietgone (Alley Theatre), The White Snake (Goodman Theatre), Tiger Style! (Huntington Theatre Company), The Chinese Lady (Long Wharf Theatre), A Christmas Carol (McCarter Theatre Center), King Lear (Northern Stage), tokyo fish story (The Old Globe). Off Broadway credits include The Oldest Boy (Lincoln Center Theater), Henry VI Parts 1-3 (The National Asian American Theatre Company), Awake and Sing! (NAATCO/The Public Theater), Durango (The Public Theater), Queens Boulevard (The Musical) (Signature Theatre Company), among others. Film and television credits include Bitter Melon, Manila is Full of Men Named Boy, The Normals, Angel Rodriguez, The Endgame, Jessica Jones, Veep, 30 Rock, and Law & Order: Criminal Intent.

Nicki Cathro - Assistant Stage Manager
Nicki Cathro - Assistant Stage Manager

Nicki Cathro (she/her) is excited to be a part of her for her first production at the Actors Theater of Louisville. Previously she's worked at Great Lakes Theater and the Idaho Shakespeare Festival as the Production Stage Manager for The Tempest, Julius Ceaser, and A Christmas Carol, the Assistant Stage Manager for Sleuth, Music Man, Witness for the Prosecution, Misery, Macbeth, and Pride and Prejudice; and a Production Assistant for Hamlet, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and A Midsummer Night's Dream. Nicki earned her BFA in Radio, Television, and Film from the University of North Texas and is a member of AEA.


 

The List

In conjunction with our production of Every Brilliant Thing, we invite YOU to help us come up with a list of BRILLIANT things that bring joy and light into your life. Your brilliant thing can be one word, a phrase, or a sentence. If you need some inspiration, check out this video, featuring the Production team for this show! To share your entry and see our running list, click here.

 

 

 

 

Tabitha Awoniyi

Manager of Communications, Actors Theatre of Louisville

 

 

 

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