Every Brillant Thing
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 is brilliant about the world. Everything that is worth living for. 1.) Ice cream. 2.) Kung Fu movies. 3.) Staying up past your bedtime and being allowed to watch TV. 4.) The colour yellow. You leave the list on Mum’s pillow. You know she’s read it because she’s corrected your spelling. Soon, the list will take on a life of its own. A play about depression and the lengths we will go to for those who we love.
Presented in both American Sign Language and spoken English.
*All tickets include an additional $2 Theater Restoration Fee, which keeps the lights on in our new digs.
New York Deaf Theatre (NYDT) is the premiere nonprofit Deaf theatre organization for the New York City metropolitan area; supporting, developing, and presenting Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing artists since 1979. NYDT produces theatre that is accessible to Deaf and hearing audiences using combinations that include American Sign Language (ASL), spoken English, projected subtitles, and nonverbal theatrical elements. In commitment to honoring Deaf Culture, NYDT fosters the talents of local artists who use ASL and creates opportunities for differently-abled theatre professionals to work and collaborate through inclusive productions and programming. For more information, visit www.newyorkdeaftheatre.org.