Every Brilliant Thing: a performance that includes the audience

by | Jan 19, 2023 | What’s Happening

Thursday, February 9

Reception: 6:30 pm
Performance: 7 pm
Sandler Family Campus, Free

A story told by a single performer, Every Brilliant Thing is presented in collaboration with Jewish Family Service of Tidewater, YWCA of South Hampton Roads, Virginia Stage Company, Sentara Healthcare, and with special thanks to the event’s sponsor, the Helen G. Gifford Foundation.

 Every Brilliant Thing is an immersive storytelling experience performed in the round that blends comedy, improv, and audience interaction to tell the story of someone growing up in the shadow of their mother’s struggle with suicidal depression while learning to grapple with their journey. Surprisingly charming and delightful, Every Brilliant Thing provides a life-affirming jolt of humanism, reminding the audience that hope comes from the miracles of life.

As a part of JFS’s Spring into Healthy Living campaign centered around Resilience, Every Brilliant Thing aims to destigmatize the conversation around mental health and encourages the audience to see the many ways it’s possible to experience joy and hardship.

After the play concludes, a panel discussion will take place with mental health professionals from Sentara, YWCA, and NAMI on the impact of mental health. They will discuss available local resources.

Register at www.vastage.org/ebtour.

-Brooke Rush