PASS Presents: Every Brilliant Thing

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PASS Presents: Every Brilliant Thing

This life-affirming solo piece is hysterically funny and deeply moving; an interactive experience unlike anything you’ve seen before.

By HCA Dance Theatre

When and where

Date and time

May 5 · 7pm - May 7 · 3:30pm EDT


Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts 126 James Street South Hamilton, ON L8P 2Z4 Canada

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About this event

About the Show


By Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe

Produced by Rook's Theatre

You’re seven years old. Mom’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. Water fights.

3. Staying up past your bedtime and being allowed to watch TV.

4. The colour yellow.

5. Rollercoasters.

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. The funniest play you will ever see about depression.

Recommended for ages 12 and up.


The performance on Sunday, May 7 will be followed by a community care event in partnership with everwell Counselling. Mental health counsellors will be in attendance for post-performance discussions with audience members and artists.


Stephanie Hope Lawlor, performer

Luke Brown, director

everwell Counselling, Community Care Collaborators

Content Warning: While Every Brilliant Thing is a celebration of all that is “truly brilliant” about the world around us, the play contains descriptions of depression, self-harm, and suicide.

If you or somebody you know is struggling, call Talk Suicide Canada at 1-833-456-4566.


Accessibility: Please note that the Black Box Theatre is on the second floor of the building. The limitations imposed upon us by budget constraints and building design mean that Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts cannot provide the accessibility we would like at this time; however, we are working on methods to better serve patrons with all manner of disabilities and special needs.

Please note: Tickets are non-refundable. However, if the event is cancelled for any reason, ticket transfers/refunds will be offered to all patrons.

About the organizer

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HCA Dance Theatre

HCA Dance Theatre was founded in partnership with the Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts (HCA) in 2001 as an incorporated non-profit organization. HCA Dance Theatre’s Mission is to make the art of dance visible and accessible to all Hamiltonians. The vision for HCA Dance Theatre is as an incubator for dance in Hamilton and the surrounding region. As such, HCADT acts as an umbrella and works to develop awareness, accessibility and audiences for the art of dance. This is achieved by:

  • Engaging Hamiltonians in dance as participants or audience members
  • Offering dance workshops to adults and children
  • Being a resource for professional development to local dance artists
  • Commissioning and presenting professional dance.

From CA$27.54