Buy Tickets


Runs from Wednesday November 18 2020 to Saturday December 5 2020

Approximate running time: 1 hour and 10 minutes


Guild Hall
24 14th Avenue E
Whitehorse YT Y1A 6K9


Performance Notes

× --REFUNDS CLEARED--Following Yukon Government COVID guidelines, seating sections will be physically distanced. As of December 1st, masks are mandatory for all patrons. We are also only able to provide advance ticket sales for this performance. THERE WILL BE NO WALK UP / RUSH TICKETS AVAILABLE.

Every Brilliant Thing by Duncan MacMillan, with Jonny Donahoe

Performed by Jane Gaudet and Michael Oliphant.

Recommended for ages 14+

Creative team: Odile Nelson, director and co-producer Brian Fidler, co-producer and Guild artistic director Lea-Ann McNally, set and props designer Katherine Kellner, lighting designer Brandon Wicke, sound designer and technical director Audrey Sawyer, costume designer Andrea Bols, stage manager Ashlee Brewer, assistant stage manager Jane Robinson-Boivin, assistant stage manager Al Loewen, head carpenter

Every Brilliant Thing is a delightfully funny “interactive monologue” about depression. It’s also about love and the many amazing things that can, despite it all, make life worth living. Each night, the play’s narrator welcomes audience members to take an active role in the retelling of how they and their family struggled with their mother’s chronic depression. The results are always heartwarming, often hilarious. Every Brilliant Thing has enjoyed critical acclaim around the world and sold-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

In the Guild’s production, performers Janet Gaudet and Michael Oliphant will alternate performance evenings. Audience members who agree to participate will all do so from a safe distance of 2 metres and with single-use and/or disinfected props.

Every Brilliant Thing is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

Every Brilliant Thing is a funny and hopeful play. Its subject matter also deals with mental health, chronic depression and suicide. If you’re experiencing suicidal thoughts or having a mental health crisis, help is available to you. Contact the Canadian Mental Health Association Yukon’s Reach Out Support Line everyday from 2pm til 10pm at 1-844-533-3030 or call 1-867-668-6429 for drop-in or regular counselling sessions and visit the CMHA website for all services and programs available. Or contact Crisis Services Canada (available 24/7/365) at 1-833-456-4566. You can also contact Mental Wellness and Substance Use Services: 867-456-3838.

If you are sick or exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home. DO NOT attend the performance if you are ill. You can contact the Box Office (867-667-8574) regarding a refund of your tickets.

The health and safety of our patrons is very important to the Guild and we are dedicated to providing our patrons with a safe environment during the Covid-19 pandemic.

To support this, we have put in place the following measures: ticketless seating, managed traffic flow through the theatre, masks for staff and volunteers, staggered entrance times, proper ventilation, assigned physically distanced seating, thorough cleaning and disinfecting before and after each performance and an open refund policy if you must postpone or cancel your attendance due to illness. We also recommend patrons wear masks if they so choose.