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Every Brilliant Thing

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Cast & Creative Team


Duncan Macmillan, with Jonny Donahoe


Ned Averill-Snell


Emilia Sargent

Production Design

Jim Sorensen

Lighting & Sound

Keith Arsenault

Stage Manager

Jasmine Arroyo

Asst. Stage Manager

Jeron Dooling


previously appeared at TampaREP in A View from the BridgeThe Iceman ComethCopenhagen and other plays. He has appeared at Jobsite Theater (Henry V, HIR, Gloucester Blue), Stageworks Theatre (The Lifespan of a Fact), American Stage Company (TartuffeA Moon for the Misbegotten)the Asolo State Theatre’s Dog Days series (What the Butler Saw), at various theatres in the solo play The Apocrypha of Theodore Roosevelt, and regionally at Indiana Repertory Theatre and the United Solo festival in New York. He is the author of the Florida-set mystery novel Small Professional Murder, available on Amazon.


Plays include: PEOPLE, PLACES AND THINGS (2015-2017, National Theatre/Wyndham’s Theatre, West End); 1984, adapted from George Orwell (2013-2017, Headlong/Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company, West End, Broadway, international tours, co-adapted/co-directed with Rob Icke); EVERY BRILLIANT THING (2013-2017, Paines Plough/Pentabus Theatre, Edinburgh Festival, UK and international tours, HBO); CITY OF GLASS, adapted from Paul Auster (2017, 59 Productions, HOME, and Lyric Hammersmith); 2071, co-written with Chris Rapley (2014-2015, The Royal Court/Hamburg Schauspielhaus); THE FORBIDDEN ZONE (2014-2016, Salzburg Festival and Schaubühne Berlin); WUNSCHLOSES UNGLÜCK, adapted from Peter Handke (2014, Burgtheater Vienna); REISE DURCH DIE NACHT, adapted from Friederike Mayröcker (2012-2014, Schauspiel Köln, Festival d’Avignon, Theatertreffen); LUNGS (2011-2016, Paines Plough and Sheffield Theatres/Studio Theatre, Washington, DC); and MONSTER (2006, Royal Exchange Theatre).


As Producing Artistic Director/CEO and co-founder of TampaRep, it is her mission to produce thought-provoking, relevant, bold art that will serve the Tampa Bay community for decades to come. A long-time actor, her passions for the creation of theatre as well as for training artists are as deep as her love of performance. Directing credits at TampaRep include Copenhagen and The Children’s Hour. She is currently pursuing her M.F.A. in Directing and Arts Management at the University of Idaho. Emilia offers her heartfelt thanks to The Gobioff Foundation and to each and every one of you for coming back together with TampaRep for Every Brilliant Thing. 


has been an actor, singer, administrator, designer, director, and all-around theatre practitioner for over 25 years. He has worked in theatres from Alaska to Florida, from New York to California, and travelled the world as an entertainer on cruise ships. Management credits include American Stage, freeFall Theatre, Florida Studio Theatre, The Music of Denali Dinner Theatre, and The Melodrama Musical Theatre. He has also been recognized with numerous awards for performances on stages throughout the Gulf Coast.


has served on the staff of The Joffrey Ballet, the Opera Company of Boston, Palm Beach Opera and Nacional Ballet de Colombia and as General Manager of the record breaking San Francisco production of Cloud 9 among other assignments that have taken him to 45 states and across Canada and Latin America.

Recent design work includes: Lighting Design for over 25 St. Petersburg Opera productions including; Susannah, Into the Woods, Cosi Fan Tutte, Carmen, A Little Night Music, Madama Butterfly, Tosca, Sweeney Todd, Ariadne auf Naxos , La Bohème, South Pacific and many more.

For Tampa Repertory Theatre he designed the Sets and Sound for Cold Storage, Sound for A Streetcar Named Desire and Sets and Lighting for I Do! I Do! and Lighting and Sound for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.


is the vice-chair of the Board of Directors and the stage manager for Tampa REP. Jasmine has stage-managed for Tampa Rep since 2015 with shows such as The Children’s Hour, Inherit the Wind, Copenhagen, and much more. She is also on the Board of Directors for Theatre Tampa Bay as the secretary and marketing director after winning the Spark award in late 2019. She graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor’s in Theatre Arts and will be completing her MBA at Saint Leo University in Project Management in May of 2022. As a LatinX from the boroughs of New York, Jasmine believes in responsible stewardship and wanting to share the resources she has with the community. These resources include empathy, education, and expertise. Jasmine would like to thank her husband Stephen, her family, and the theatre community.


Jeron is thrilled to be working on his first show with Tampa Repertory Theatre. His most recent credits include stage managing for Carrollwood Players Theatre’s productions of “Godspell” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” He would like to thank Jasmine for her mentorship throughout this process. In his free time, Jeron performs improv comedy as a member of “Daytime Delusions.”

EVERY BRILLIANT THING was first produced by Paines Plough and Pentabus Theatre, on 28 June 2013 at Ludlow Fringe Festival. The play had its North American premiere at Barrow Street Theatre, New York, on 6 December 2014, where it was presented by Barrow Street Theatre and Jean Doumanian Productions.

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

Special Thanks

TampaRep is a small professional theatre with big goals, and we have had lots of help on the way. Specifically, we’d like to thank: The Gobioff Foundation, Nick Hoop, David Jenkins & Jobsite Theatre, Chris Marshall, Jeremy Cunningham, Connor Averill-Snell, Devin Perry, Ryder Marshall, Haley Agan, Yohanna Vargas, Daniel Miller, Kyle Easley and all the rangers at Ybor City Museum State Park.