FEBRUARY 14 - 16, 2011

In February 2011, Theatre Smash was thrilled to offer Collective Creation workshops for students in Grades 6-12 led by acclaimed theatre creators and educators Ravi Jain and Dan Watson.  An introduction to the concept of "The Actor Creator," these workshops will allow students to explore the process of devising. Using the body as the primary means of expression, students were introduced to techniques such as mask and improvisation, and experienced how ensembles work together to create a play.


Ravi Jain is an award winning actor, director, producer and educator.  Ravi is also a gifted teacher and facilitator and has taught internationally leading workshops and cultural exchanges through theatre. He has worked in Singapore, Brazil, Kenya, Italy, Canada and the US. Locally, he is involved in many community based organizing events across the city and works with Schools Without Borders, Manifesto and Beautiful City Alliance. He is actively engaged and an advocate for youth arts and artists effecting positive change in their communities. A graduate of the 2-year program at Ecole Jacques Lecoq, Ravi's training includes Commedia dell'arte in Italy, Noh/Kabuki Sweden, as well as with Ann Bogart and the SITI Company, various members of Complicite and with Ariane Mnouchkine and Theatre du Soleil in Paris.
Ravi Jain


Dan Watson has created, performed and taught theatre across Canada, Scotland, France, the United States and Japan.  He is Co-Artistic Director of  Edge of the Woods Theatre in his home town of Huntsville, a co-founder of the international Theatre company Ahuri Theatre (Yabu No Naka, A Fool's Life), and a member of Compagnie Houppz! (SplasH20, Mouving) and co-founder of Golgi Apparatus (Bigfoot, Ahoy!) in Toronto. Dan is a graduate of Humber College in Toronto and École Jacques Lecoq in Paris.  Most recently, Dan performed in Theatre Smith Gilmour's Grimm Too, and completed a year long Metcalf Foundation internship with Jumblies Theatre.
Dan Watson