Connect the Dots! Extraordinary Folks Take on Adam Gwon’s Ordinary Days

We’re very excited to be producing Adam Gwon’s taut and tender one-act musical Ordinary Days in January 2013 at the Carousel Theatre Studio. Here is the fabulous team that will be creating a non-traditional theatrical adventure through post-911 NYC, and through the lives & hearts of four New Yorkers.

Connection is at the heart of this show. The Relephants relish the opportunity to work with connections made on previous projects. We also love making new friends.

STEVEN GREENFIELDWarren, Co-Musical Director
Steven is a graduate of the Theatre Arts program at Grant MacEwan College, and is currently on the Theatre faculty at Capilano University. Born and raised in Calgary, he has been based out of Vancouver since 2006.  At RT:  The Exquisite Hour (2010, 2012 – Co-producer) and Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog (2010 – ‘Moist’ & Musical Director).  He is a member of the Canadian Actors’ Equity Association and on the board of the Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards.

Currently based out of Toronto, Alison is happy to be spending some time back on the West Coast.  She has garnered Jessie Nominations for her work in Back To You (Musical Theatreworks) and The World Goes ‘Round (AMC).  She also received a Jessie Award as part of the ensemble cast of Spelling Bee (Belfry/ArtsClub).  Other credits include “Maria” in The Sound of Music (Gateway); “The Narrator” in Joseph and the Amazing… (Chemainus); and “Suzy” in The Marvelous Wonderettes The Winter Wonderettes (TIP/Theatre Kingston). Next up, she heads to beautiful Banff as a participant of The Banff/Citadel Professional Training Program.

JULIE MCISAAC – Director, Co-Musical Director, Pianist
A graduate of the Canadian College of Performing Arts, Julie’s recent directing credits include The Exquisite Hour (Relephant), Countryside Christmas (Chemainus), and two seasons as an Apprentice Director at Bard on the Beach: The Merry Wives of Windsor (2012), Richard II (2009).  As a performer: The Spitfire Grill (Midnight Theatre Collective), Fiddler on the Roof (Chemainus), As You Like it (Citadel), The TempestTitus Andronicus (Bard on the Beach), The Real Thing (Belfry/Arts Club), Seussical(Carousel), and Ophelia (Jessie Award nom.) in The Honest Fishmongers’ Hamlet.

Jennie is thrilled to be part of  Relephant Theatre’s Ordinary Days. Favourite credits incude: Rizzo in Grease(Footlight), Missy in The Marvelous Wonderettes(HeyLook!), Natalie in Next to Normal and Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray(ArtsClub), the Sour Kangaroo in Seussical (Carousel- Jessie Nomination), Songs for a New World and The World Goes ‘Round (Another Musical- Jessie Nomination). Up next she will be heading to Theatre Calgary to play Diana in Anne of Green Gables. For more info visit

Shane is thrilled to be working with this talented crew.  Alison is one of his favourite acting partners from way back in his college days.  Shane has worked as an actor, director and choreographer at theatres across Canada, most recently directing Batboy: The Musical in Victoria.  Some of his most memorable projects include playing Mickey in Blood Brothers at the Arts Club, a flying priest in Quasimodo with Boca Del Lupo and his production of Joseph that broke box office records in Chemainus.  Up next Shane is headed to Whitehorse to direct a production of  Chicago.

JESSIE VAN RIJN – Production Designer
With a background in performance, design, production, event management and marketing, Jessie is a well-rounded theatre artist and a proud member of the Vancouver theatre community.  Jessie is a Producer/Production Director with Electric Company Theatre, and is President of Delinquent Theatre Society’s Board of Directors. Previous Relephant designs include costumes for Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, and production design for The Exquisite Hour.


Relephant diagram

Relephant Connections. Click on image for higher resolution. Clockwise from top right: Shane Snow (Jason), Julie McIsaac (Director), Jennie Neumann (Deb), Jessie van Rijn (Production Designer), Steven Greenfield (Warren), Alison MacDonald (Claire).

Jessie started creating the above diagram to show all the connections…but then ran out of room. Missing is EDGES (Streamlight Productions, 2008 – Shane and Steven),  The Wizard of Oz (Carousel Theatre, 2011 – Steven and Jessie), Nightingale (Chemainus Theatre Festival, 2005 – Steven, Julie and Jessie), My Fair Lady (Chemainus Theatre Festiva, 2006 – Steven, Julie and Jessie), and so many more that it made Jessie’s brain hurt.


One response to “Connect the Dots! Extraordinary Folks Take on Adam Gwon’s Ordinary Days

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