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Practicing Resiliency

Saturday, March 3 at 5:00pm
Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab

$10 for General Public; Free for Olney Theatre Center Members


"The list began after her first attempt. A list of everything brilliant about the world. Everything worth living for." - Every Brilliant Thing


What do you do to cope with the stress you encounter in everyday life? How about when impacted by a mental illness? In Every Brilliant Thing, a seven year old starts a list of all of the world's most brilliant things after his mother attempts suicide, but we all have different ways of continuing to find hope in light of trauma.


Join NAMI MC (National Alliance on Mental Illness of Montgomery County) and Jason Loewith (Director of Every Brilliant Thing and OTC Artistic Director) for a discussion on practicing resiliency after trauma, addressing mental health and suicide in the media and with our peers, and training our brains to scan our world for the positive. Moderated by OTC Associate Artistic Director Jenna Duncan, we'll discuss how these topics and more relate to the creation of the powerful piece that is Every Brilliant Thing.