Ravi Jain

Ravi Jain is a multi-award-winning Toronto-based stage director and artist known for making politically bold and accessible theatrical experiences in both small indie productions and large theaters. As the founding artistic director of Why Not Theater, Jain 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.

He 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. Currently, Sea Sick which he co-directed will be on at the National Theatre in London, his adaptation of the Indian epic Mahabharata will premier at the Shaw Festival, and What You Won’t Do For Love, starring David Suzuki will premier in Vancouver in 2021.

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