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EMAV 10 Bites: Jane Walsh, Director

Updated: Mar 9, 2019

In every neighborhood, there is someone who makes the Arts a part of their life, and our community. You'd be surprised to discover how many different people use the arts to improve the quality of life in our hometown. EAT MORE ART! VEGAS will feature them regularly in our series "10 Bites."

What performing art do you do?

I have the great honor of directing Marcus Weiss in this one-person show, Every Brilliant Thing. This devised work was written by Duncan McMillan and the result of many workshops and several years of dedicated work. MacMillan responsibly addresses the subject of depression and suicide with great sensitivity and invites the audience to join in the journey: The magical thinking of a 7-year-old boy and his unwavering belief that he can heal his mother’s severe depression by creating a list of Every Brilliant Thing is the just beginning of a remarkable journey One rich in all the humor, love, passion and sorrow that life promises.

Why do you do it?

We open on September 13 and run for 3 weekends, Thursday-Saturday at 8 pm and Sunday Matinee at 2 pm.

What’s your favorite production/performance so far?

Working with Marcus and my Stage Manager, Nicole Killion. There is so much joy, love and laughter that happens in our rehearsals. We laugh alot. Don’t get me wrong, we challenge each other, discover, but we’re laughing along the way because it’s a delightfully funny script. That's what makes this work magical- it's like life, filled wi