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Every Brilliant Thing ()

Produced by

Canadian Stage

Director: Brendan Healy
Playwrights: Duncan MacMillan and Johnny Donahoe


The Berkeley Street Theatre – Marilyn and Charles Baillie Theatre


November 27th, 2018 – December 16th, 2018


Ice cream, rollercoasters, the smell of old books — as a mother battles chronic depression, a child creates a list of everything that makes life worth living. As time passes and the list grows, what began as a naive attempt to deal with tragedy becomes an epic chronicle of life’s small joys. Staged in an in-the-round setting, this touching, funny and intimate solo piece charts the lengths we will go for those we love. (


Kristen Thomson Performer

Creative Team

Brendan Healy Director
Duncan MacMillan Playwright
Johnny Donahoe Playwright
Victoria Wallace Set Designer
Victoria Wallace Costume Designer
Steve Lucas Lighting Designer
Richard Feren Sound Designer
Dustin Woods-Turner Assistant Sound Designer
Imogen Wilson Assistant Lighting Designer
Birgit Schreyer Duarte Dramaturge


Marinda de Beer Stage Manager
Noa Katz Apprentice Stage Manager


Lee Milliken Director of Production
Greg Dougherty Technical Director
Heather Landon Production Manager
Awstin Davies Assistant Technical Director
Sally Roberts Senior Head Technician
Yunier Alvarez Peñate Head Technician
Cassandra Miller Junior Head Technician
Mary Spyrakis Head of Properties
Monica Lee Props Builder
Peter Velocci Carpenter
Ming Wong Head of Wardrobe
Susan Batchelor Wardrobe Mistress