1,000,001. Sending Every Brilliant Thing on tour with a Giving Tuesday donation

November 20, 2018

We’re thrilled to share with you some audience responses to EVERY BRILLIANT THING (see below). It’s been deeply satisfying to bring this play to so many people. I want to invite you to our next show CHRISTMAS PRESENCE Dec 8-9 in Saskatoon, but first some good news:

We’re planning to tour EVERY BRILLIANT THING with Jenna-Lee Hyde across western Canada in 2020. Over one thousand people saw the show in Saskatoon and Calgary, more than half of our performances sold out, and we can’t wait to bring this play to more audiences. Join us in sharing this life-giving story!

If you haven’t already given, would you consider making a donation to our Play It Forward campaign on Giving Tuesday, Nov 27? Help us reach our fundraising goal to support future productions – we’re 64% there! Will you partner with us by making a tax-deductible donation?

Thank you for your donation! Tax-deductible charitable receipts will be issued next February for all donations this year. Burnt Thicket Theatre’s CRA Charitable Registration Number is 820034635RR0001. 


Every Brilliant Thing Buzz

“Every Brilliant Thing is possibly the best show that I have seen. I laughed, cried and loved the audience interaction. Jenna-Lee Hyde is AMAZING. Thank-you for such a GREAT experience.” – Yvonne Stappler

“I was blown away by the production and the performance… I hope you are selling out. You deserve to.”‬ –Louis B. Hobson, Calgary Herald theatre reviewer, in an email to BTT

“If you are in Calgary tonight, I can not more strongly recommend Every Brilliant Thing. Jenna-Lee M. Hyde gives a tour de force performance in a show unlike any you’ve ever seen. It’s a straight up hilarious and soul exposing ride. I don’t recommend shows lightly. Make time for this one. TRUST ME.” –Krista Marushy, Facebook post

“All the very good things I’d heard about Every Brilliant Thing paled in comparison to what was actually going on in the theatre today… Jenna-Lee Hyde gave us the most generous, authentic experience of this story and through it, her true, evident care for and of us was truly heroic. She seemed to take each and every one of us by the hand, never with a sideward glance to anyone else, never hinting at a lack of confidence in us or in where she was taking us, and made each of us in that audience feel like one of the Brilliant things on the list.” –Brad G. Graham, Facebook post

“As both an actor / playwright and a Mental Health / Substance Abuse Worker I found the play to be very groundbreaking. It had a profound impact of drawing the audience into the story, while at the same time generously educating about mental health, primarily suicide. I loved the interaction with the audience, and watching how as the story unfolded and produced healing. The content was a heavy subject, yet the play didn’t traumatize instead it gave a beautiful dose of insight.” –Wanita Bird, Indigenous Cultural Support, Youth Resource Centre, Saskatchewan Health Authority, in an email to BTT

“Every Brilliant Thing @LiveFiveTheatre is brilliant — a play about depression that gives you one million reasons to be happy. One million and one: great performances in great plays. Go see it, this weekend or next.” –Rod Macpherson, Twitter post

“As a mental health professional, I was curious about how this play would approach such a challenging topic. With compassion, respect, and humour the audience is invited to experience a profoundly candid glimpse into the impact mental illness has on the family. Every Brilliant Thing reminds us of the incredible resilience, and vulnerability, of the human spirit.” –Karen Gibson, Gibson Collaborative Counselling

“THANK YOU for encouraging me to go see this ‘show’… I hesitate to call it a show ‘cuz it was more like watching a live spontaneous sharing of thoughts, memories, with no feeling of it being memorized show lines. Quite extraordinary. My brain is thinking differently now. Yup, this one will change you.” –Diane I., Facebook comment

“I go to a lot of theatre and this is in my top 5 of all time!! I have never felt so involved in a one person play and rarely have I seen a serious subject dealt with so well balancing humor, sentiment and sadness” –Joy R.

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