A crisis isn’t a crisis when it is Elsewhere

Elsewhere, written by a young Venezuelan-Canadian woman, is the story of six people’s lives — their hope, resilience, resistance and survival — amidst the chaos and absurdity of the Venezuelan crisis.

Grandmother reflects on her past, a Beauty Queen wonders how to feed her children, a Cop questions the violence around him, a Homeless Man begs God for food, a Teenager risks his life to join the fight for freedom, and a Venezuelan-Canadian Woman looks on from afar, struggling with what is happening in a country she calls home.

All seek a way to move forward, grasping at remnants of a life they once knew; a life irrevocably changed by scarcity, greed and corruption. The play points at the fragility of systems we put our trust in, while asking us to consider why a crisis is never a crisis when it is Elsewhere.



  • Co-creator, writer and performance: Joy Ross-Jones
  • Co-creator, dramaturgy and director: Cristina Cugliandro
  • Set and costume: Liv Wright
  • Lighting design: Amber Hood Sound
  • Design: Zachary Smith, Joel Gorrie, René Orea
  • Stage management: Heather Ellen Strain
  • Outside eye: Micheline Chevrier
  • Consultant: Myrna Wyatt Selkirk
  • Graphic artworkMarisa Velazquez-Rivas
  • Photography: Nasuna Stuart-Ulin

Notes and Awards

Elsewhere is ready for tour! Elsewhere is now ready to visit theatres, festivals and community centres. An Odd Stumble Production in association with Imago Theatre. Script developed in collaboration with Playwrights Workshop Montréal.This project is supported by The Cole Foundation, The Canada Council for the Arts, and Playwrights Workshop Montréal.

“Thank you to everyone who has supported Elsewhere from its beginning to its main stage production. This show played to full houses and supported important conversations on extremely current events.” – The Elsewhere Crew