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Quick Bright Things

by Christopher Cook

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“Everyone hears voices. I’m treated like I’m broken for admitting it.”

Can a weekend trip to visit family ever be smooth? 

Nick was hoping for a quick dinner at his brother’s house when he stopped by with his seventeen-year-old adopted son, Gerome, on their way to meet Gerome’s birth mother. Gerome was recently diagnosed with schizophrenia, and he wants to know more about his family history. Unsure of how to act, Nick’s brother, sister-in-law, and nephew cause a flurry of disorienting energy, but also convince Gerome to stay the night, even after they find him on the roof ready to demonstrate backflips. The dinner pit stop becomes a tense weekend-long event full of claims and questions as the family attempts to “un-crazy” Gerome, leading him to a dangerous breaking point. 

With truth, humour, and pathos, Quick Bright Things explores a family’s struggle with understanding mental health, their ways of expressing love, and what it ultimately means to be “okay.”

About the Author

Christopher Cook is a queer theatre artist and therapist living, creating, and playing in Vancouver. His writing credits include The Better Parts of Mourning, Strip, Gerty—Live! In Concert!, and Quick Bright Things. As a therapist, he specializes in counselling members of the queer and trans communities. As a clinician–researcher, his research focuses on exploring the therapeutic significance of art-making and creativity. Whether through therapy or theatre, his goal is to engage your head, heart, and body.

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“Funny and disturbing.”

— Cam Fuller, Saskatoon StarPhoenix

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