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Ravi Jain | David Leclerc

Ravi Jain

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 Soleil. Upcoming, Ravi will premier the live version of What You Won’t Do For Love, starring David Suzuki, and in 2023 he will be directing his co-adaptation of the Indian Epic Mahabharata.

"Be truthful, gentle and fearless"
- M.K Gandhi

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