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Ravi Jain

Ravi Jain

  • Director, Writer and Programming

Toronto-based stage director Ravi Jain is a multi-award-winning artist known for making politically bold and accessible theatrical experiences in both small indie productions and large theatres. As the founding artistic director of Why Not Theatre, Ravi has established himself as an artistic leader for his inventive productions, international producing/collaborations and innovative producing models which are aimed to better support emerging artists to make money from their art. 

Ravi was twice shortlisted for the 2016 and 2019 Siminovitch Prize and won the 2012 Pauline McGibbon Award for Emerging Director and the 2016 Canada Council John Hirsch Prize for direction. He is a graduate of the two-year program at École Jacques Lecoq. He was selected to be on the roster of clowns for Cirque du Soliel. 

Upcoming: Ravi’s bilingual English/ASL production of Hamlet will tour through the USA with a final stop at Robert Lepage’s Le Diamant in Quebec City, and in Spring of 2023 he will be directing his co-adaptation of the Ancient Indian epic The Mahabharata.


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