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Tuesday, September 12, 2017 7:30 PM
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 7:30 PM
Thursday, September 14, 2017 7:30 PM
Friday, September 15, 2017 8:00 PM
Saturday, September 16, 2017 5:00 PM
Saturday, September 16, 2017 8:00 PM
Sunday, September 17, 2017 2:00 PM // Arthur Miller Theatre

Every Brilliant Thing

Performance
Photo credit: Courtesy of Artist
 

You’re six years old. Mum’s in hospital. Dad says she’s ‘done something stupid.’ She finds it hard to be happy. So you start to make a list of everything that’s brilliant about the world. Everything that’s worth living for.

1. Ice Cream
2. Kung Fu Movies
3. Burning Things
4. Laughing so hard you shoot milk out your nose
5. Construction cranes
6. Me

You leave it on her pillow. You know she’s read it because she’s
corrected your spelling. Soon, the list will take on a life of its own.

This new play about depression and the lengths we will go to for those we love was commissioned by Paines Plough, one of the UK’s leading theater companies devoted to new writing. The show, an interactive, heartwarming, and life-affirming piece of theater that involves members of the audience, recounts a life lived in the shadow of suicide and “may be the funniest show about depression you’ve ever seen…about finding reasons to live rather than reasons to die. And those reasons can be as minute as wearing a cape and as big as falling in love.” (New York Post)

Post-performance dialogue. After each performance, members of the U-M Depression Center network will host a post-performance dialogue with the audience. These include clinicians and researchers dedicated to finding better ways to understand, detect, treat, and prevent the progression of depression, bipolar disorder, and related conditions. Note: artists will not be present for these discussions.

• Tuesday, September 12: Adrienne Pisoni, LMSW, and Lizelle Salazar, MPH, Outreach & Education Coordinator for the U-M Depression Center
• Wednesday, September 13: Cheryl King, PhD, and Stephanie Salazar, MPH, Program Coordinator for the U-M Depression Center
• Thursday, September 14: Brendon Watson, MD, PhD, U-M Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, and Victor Hong, MD, U-M Director of Psychiatric Emergency Services
• Friday, September 15: John Greden, MD, Executive Director and Co-Founder of U-M Depression Center
• Saturday, September 16, 2 pm: David Fulkerson, LMSW, and Chasity Jensen, LMSW
• Saturday, September 16, 8 pm: Jim Abelson, MD, and Jamie Abelson, MSW
• Sunday, September 17: Anthony King, PhD, and John Kettley, LMSW, U-M Clinical Director of Psychiatric Emergency Services

The week of September 5-11 is National Suicide Prevention Week.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-TALK (8255)

Our educational partner for this event is the U-M Depression Center.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

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9/12/17 7:30 PM
9/13/17 7:30 PM
9/14/17 7:30 PM
9/15/17 8:00 PM
9/16/17 5:00 PM
9/16/17 8:00 PM
9/17/17 2:00 PM

Arthur Miller Theatre

Every Brilliant Thing

Performance

You’re six years old. Mum’s in hospital. Dad says she’s ‘done something stupid.’ She finds it hard to be happy. So you start to make a list of everything that’s brilliant about the world. Everything that’s worth living for.

1. Ice Cream
2. Kung Fu Movies
3. Burning Things
4. Laughing so hard you shoot milk out your nose
5. Construction cranes
6. Me

You leave it on her pillow. You know she’s read it because she’s
corrected your spelling. Soon, the list will take on a life of its own.

This new play about depression and the lengths we will go to for those we love was commissioned by Paines Plough, one of the UK’s leading theater companies devoted to new writing. The show, an interactive, heartwarming, and life-affirming piece of theater that involves members of the audience, recounts a life lived in the shadow of suicide and “may be the funniest show about depression you’ve ever seen…about finding reasons to live rather than reasons to die. And those reasons can be as minute as wearing a cape and as big as falling in love.” (New York Post)

Post-performance dialogue. After each performance, members of the U-M Depression Center network will host a post-performance dialogue with the audience. These include clinicians and researchers dedicated to finding better ways to understand, detect, treat, and prevent the progression of depression, bipolar disorder, and related conditions. Note: artists will not be present for these discussions.

• Tuesday, September 12: Adrienne Pisoni, LMSW, and Lizelle Salazar, MPH, Outreach & Education Coordinator for the U-M Depression Center
• Wednesday, September 13: Cheryl King, PhD, and Stephanie Salazar, MPH, Program Coordinator for the U-M Depression Center
• Thursday, September 14: Brendon Watson, MD, PhD, U-M Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, and Victor Hong, MD, U-M Director of Psychiatric Emergency Services
• Friday, September 15: John Greden, MD, Executive Director and Co-Founder of U-M Depression Center
• Saturday, September 16, 2 pm: David Fulkerson, LMSW, and Chasity Jensen, LMSW
• Saturday, September 16, 8 pm: Jim Abelson, MD, and Jamie Abelson, MSW
• Sunday, September 17: Anthony King, PhD, and John Kettley, LMSW, U-M Clinical Director of Psychiatric Emergency Services

The week of September 5-11 is National Suicide Prevention Week.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-TALK (8255)

Our educational partner for this event is the U-M Depression Center.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

FUNDED IN PART BY

UMS LOBBY

Faculty Spotlight: “Every Brilliant Thing” in U-M Classrooms

Faculty share their experiences of Every Brilliant Thing in the classroom.

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