Sunday at the Segal: Every Brilliant Thing

May 02, 2021 - May 02, 2021 | Online

Since Every Brilliant Thing is a live interactive show produced during a global pandemic, this Sunday @ the Segal panel will gather a group of national and international panelists to discuss the ways that different artists around the world have adapted their work and channeled their creativity during these times of upheaval. The discussion will feature 4 panelists and will be moderated by our 20-21 season host Sarah Deshaies (CJAD radio). There will be a short question period for the audience towards the end of the event.

Learn more about the show by visiting the Every Brilliant Thing show page.

Brannon Bowers (Panelist)
Mx. Brannon Bowers is a creative theatrical producer dedicated to unexplored forms of performance, bridging genres, artistic mediums, and communities to make theatre accessible to all audiences. They have been the Producing Director of the American Music Theatre Project at Northwestern University since 2016 where they have developed over 30 new works and produced 6 shows with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Brannon is also the creative producer of Get Out Alive, an autobiographical afrogoth musical by Nikki Lynette, which premiered at Steppenwolf Theatre Company in 2020 and is now available to stream online as a 4-part digital series.

Gérald Garutti (Panelist)
As a theatre director, a playwright and a dramaturg, Gérald Garutti has worked on 45 award-winning plays in France and in the UK. He is one of the only French directors working in London. He studied philosophy at Cambridge and literature at the École Normale Supérieure. In English, his directorial credits include Notes From Underground (Print Room), Dangerous Liaisons (Royal Shakespeare Company), Tartuffe (Theatre Royal Haymarket), Richard III. In French, in National Theatres, Desire, Haïm, Lorenzaccio, Humble Odd to the Night. He was the dramaturg of the French National Theatre (TNP) on 15 plays. He is also Tom Stoppard’s French translator (The Coast of Utopia, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead).

Evangelia Kambites (Panelist)
Evangelia Kambites is a singer/songwriter, actor, dancer, and multi-instrumentalist based in Toronto. Notable stage credits include Hadestown (Citadel), Billy Elliot, Little Shop of Horrors, You Can't Stop the Beat Cabaret (Stratford Festival), the META Award-winning production of The Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God (NAC/Centaur/BTW), The Hockey Sweater (Segal Centre/NAC) I Think I'm Fallin' - The Songs of Joni Mitchell (Belfry Theatre), for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf, The Secret Chord: A Leonard Cohen Experience, 27 Club (Soulpepper), the Jessie Award-winning production of Avenue Q (Arts Club), A Whole New World: The Magical Music of Alan Menken (Angelwalk Theatre), Buddy–The Buddy Holly Story (Theatre North West). For television: Minority Report (FOX), Heroes Reborn (NBC), Incorporated (SYFY/CBS), The Boys (Sony/Amazon), Y: The Last Man (FX). Debut album Feel The Fall available now on all platforms! Twitter/Instagram: @ekambites

Anthea Williams (Panelist)
Anthea Williams is an award-winning theatre director, film director and dramaturg based in Sydney, Australia. She has been Associate Director at both Sydney’s Belvoir and The Bush Theatre, London, UK. Anthea specialises in developing & directing new work. Her production of Hir won Best Director & Best Mainstage Production at the Sydney Theatre Awards. Since Ali Died won Best Cabaret. She is also a Churchill Fellow, her fellowship research area was the development of both new work & artists. Anthea has worked in script development at Causeway Films (The Babadook, The Nightingale) & now works as an independent director & developer across theatre & film in Australia & New Zealand (& other countries when boarders allow). She is also a disability advocate & hosts the radio show & podcast Activated Arts.