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Ordinary Days ()

Produced by

Shifting Ground Collective

Music: Adam Gwon
Lyrics: Adam Gwon
Director: 郝邦宇Steven Hao


Pia Bouman: Scotiabank Studio Theatre


August 16th, 2023 – August 26th, 2023


In this bold new musical theatre experiment, Shifting Ground Collective gives you a beloved musical with a twist even they won’t see coming!

Ordinary Days tells the story of four young New Yorkers whose lives intersect as they search for fulfilment, happiness, love and cabs. Through a score of vibrant and memorable songs, their experiences ring startlingly true to life.

The twist? The actors won’t know which of the four New Yorkers they will be bringing to life until you do. Each performance, the roles the actors will be playing will be decided live by an onstage coin toss moments before the show begins. An experiment in lottery storytelling with over a dozen possible combinations, no two performances will be alike!

Adam Gwon’s brilliant musical brings you a story for anyone who’s ever struggled to appreciate the simple things in a complex place. With equal doses of humor, risk and poignancy, it celebrates how 8.3 million individual stories combine in unexpected ways to make city living such a unique and unpredictable experience. (


Randy (Lei) Chang Warren / Jason
Kevin Forster Warren / Jason
Shannon Murtagh Deb / Claire
Colette Richardson Deb / Claire
Emma Coulson Soprano Alternate
Taylor Long Tenor Alternate

Creative Team

Adam Gwon Music
Adam Gwon Lyrics
郝邦宇Steven Hao Director
Jonah Nung Musical Director
Mathilda Kane Lighting Designer
Irene Ly Production Designer
Alison Thomas-Hall Sound Designer
Mya Wong Assistant Director
Mya Wong Production Dramaturg


Ayokunmi Oladesu Stage Manager
Kiera Doerksen Smith Stage Manager
Shania Mendes Production Manager
Quanah Lawrence Technical Director
Franco Pang Audio Engineer
Joshua Kilimnik Creative Producer
Shannon Murtagh Communications Producer
Shannon Murtagh Outreach Producer
Colette Richardson Managing Producer
Julian Da Silva Associate Producer