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  • Lion in the Streets

    Lion in the Streets, by Judith Thompson (Acting, 1979), directed by Ravi Jain, Studio Hydro-Québec, Monument-National (2013)
    Set Diana Uribe (Set and Costume Design, 2011); Costumes Jordan Wieben (Set and Costume Design, 2014); Lighting Corey MacVicar (Production, 2014). In the photo: Nikki Duval and Natasha Mumba (Acting, 2014)
    2014 graduating class, English section. Photo: Maxime Côté

  • Lion in the Streets

    Lion in the Streets, by Judith Thompson (Acting, 1979), directed by Ravi Jain, Studio Hydro-Québec, Monument-National (2013)
    Set Diana Uribe (Set and Costume Design, 2011); Costumes Jordan Wieben (Set and Costume Design, 2014); Lighting Corey MacVicar (Production, 2014). In the photo: Erica Anderson and Chilko Tivy (Acting, 2014)
    2014 graduating class, English section. Photo: Maxime Côté

  • Lion in the Streets

    Lion in the Streets, by Judith Thompson (Acting, 1979), directed by Ravi Jain, Studio Hydro-Québec, Monument-National (2013)
    Set Diana Uribe (Set and Costume Design, 2011); Costumes Jordan Wieben (Set and Costume Design, 2014); Lighting Corey MacVicar (Production, 2014). In the photo: Alexander De Jordy and Wayne Burns (Acting, 2014)
    2014 graduating class, English section. Photo: Maxime Côté

  • Lion in the Streets

    Lion in the Streets, by Judith Thompson (Acting, 1979), directed by Ravi Jain, Studio Hydro-Québec, Monument-National (2013)
    Set Diana Uribe (Set and Costume Design, 2011); Costumes Jordan Wieben (Set and Costume Design, 2014); Lighting Corey MacVicar (Production, 2014). In the photo: Chilko Tivy and Andrew Chown (Acting, 2014)
    2014 graduating class, English section. Photo: Maxime Côté

  • Lion in the Streets

    Lion in the Streets, by Judith Thompson (Acting, 1979), directed by Ravi Jain, Studio Hydro-Québec, Monument-National (2013)
    Set Diana Uribe (Set and Costume Design, 2011); Costumes Jordan Wieben (Set and Costume Design, 2014); Lighting Corey MacVicar (Production, 2014). In the photo: Stephen Tracey, Natasha Mumba, Megn Walker, Andrew Chown, Erica Anderson, and Chilko Tivy (Acting, 2014)
    2014 graduating class, English section. Photo: Maxime Côté

  • Lion in the Streets

    Lion in the Streets, by Judith Thompson (Acting, 1979), directed by Ravi Jain, Studio Hydro-Québec, Monument-National (2013)
    Set Diana Uribe (Set and Costume Design, 2011); Costumes Jordan Wieben (Set and Costume Design, 2014); Lighting Corey MacVicar (Production, 2014). In the photo: Natasha Mumba and Stephen Tracey (Acting, 2014)
    2014 graduating class, English section. Photo: Maxime Côté

  • Lion in the Streets

    Lion in the Streets, by Judith Thompson (Acting, 1979), directed by Ravi Jain, Studio Hydro-Québec, Monument-National (2013)
    Set Diana Uribe (Set and Costume Design, 2011); Costumes Jordan Wieben (Set and Costume Design, 2014); Lighting Corey MacVicar (Production, 2014). In the photo: Nikki Duval and Megn Walker (Acting, 2014)
    2014 graduating class, English section. Photo: Maxime Côté

  • Lion in the Streets

    Lion in the Streets, by Judith Thompson (Acting, 1979), directed by Ravi Jain, Studio Hydro-Québec, Monument-National (2013)
    Set Diana Uribe (Set and Costume Design, 2011); Costumes Jordan Wieben (Set and Costume Design, 2014); Lighting Corey MacVicar (Production, 2014).
    2014 graduating class, English section. Photo: Maxime Côté

  • Lion in the Streets

    Lion in the Streets, by Judith Thompson (Acting, 1979), directed by Ravi Jain, Studio Hydro-Québec, Monument-National (2013)
    Set Diana Uribe (Set and Costume Design, 2011); Costumes Jordan Wieben (Set and Costume Design, 2014); Lighting Corey MacVicar (Production, 2014). In the photo: James Daly (Acting, 2014)
    2014 graduating class, English section. Photo: Maxime Côté

  • Lion in the Streets

    Lion in the Streets, by Judith Thompson (Acting, 1979), directed by Ravi Jain, Studio Hydro-Québec, Monument-National (2013)
    Set Diana Uribe (Set and Costume Design, 2011); Costumes Jordan Wieben (Set and Costume Design, 2014); Lighting Corey MacVicar (Production, 2014). In the photo: Benjamin Wheelwright (Acting, 2014)
    2014 graduating class, English section. Photo: Maxime Côté

Graduating class performances

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Lion in the Streets

By Judith Thompson (Acting, 1979)
Directed by Ravi Jain

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from October 22 to October 26, 2013

Tuesday October 22: 7:30 pm

Wednesday October 23: 7:30 pm

Thursday October 24: 7:30 pm

Friday October 25: 7:30 pm

Saturday October 26: 3 pm

Monument-National

Studio Hydro-Québec

1182, St. Laurent Blvd., Montreal
St. Laurent or Place d'Armes Metro

Ticket price: $9

Tickets are available at the Monument-National’s box office. They are put on sale one month before the premiere.

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The 2014 English Graduating Class of the National Theatre School of Canada is proud to present Lion in the Streets, by Montreal-born Judith Thompson, one of Canada's most respected playwrights and an NTS Acting alumna. The play, directed by Ravi Jain, follows a ghostly girl on a journey to uncover the mystery of her own disappearance. Lion in the Streets runs at Studio Hydro-Québec (Monument-National) from October 22 to 26.

“I chose Lion in the Streets as the opening play of the 2013-2014 season for its fragmented structure, style, and poetics,” explains Alisa Palmer, who launches her first season as Artistic Director of NTS’s English section. “As an ensemble piece with a wide emotional range, from the searing to the redemptive, Lion in the Streets is perfect material with which to challenge young actors and designers, both as artists and as human beings. I'm excited to have director Ravi Jain at the helm. His work is razor sharp, intensely passionate and deeply humanistic. As a rising leader in the Canadian theatre scene, Ravi will bring a new perspective to this iconic Canadian play."

About The Play

Isobel, a mysterious nine-year old, is lost, frightened, and desperate to find her way home. She is drawn into the lives of the people in her community and somewhere between reality and dreams, memories and fantasies, Isobel encounters people who are trapped, threatened, and like herself, fighting for their own survival. As the violence around her grows, Isobel catches the scent of her killer. Will she choose revenge or forgiveness?

“The more I work on this play, the more I fall in love with it. Judith Thompson is an amazing observer of human dynamics and if you look at the intricacies of each of the relationships that she creates, they are all fascinating, complex, moving and powerful. It is quite a layered story in which good and evil lurk, around us and in all of us: you just have to let go to the experience,“ says director Ravi Jain, who will also be presenting his play A Brimful of Asha in Montreal, at Usine C, later in October.

About Ravi Jain, Director

Ravi Jain is an actor/creator and award-winning director whose work has been produced extensively around the world. Over the past six years, as artistic director and founder of his international theatre company Why Not Theatre, Ravi has created over 14 productions, performing in 15 different cities on 4 continents. Ravi’s devised creations include his own adaptation of Hamlet _entitled _The Prince, the Dora Award winning Spent (created with Theatre Smith Gilmour and Adam Paolozza), the smash hit A Brimful of Asha - starring his real life mother Asha Jain. Ravi’s directorial credits include Nicolas Billon’s Governor General’s Award nominated triptych Fault Lines, which include the plays Greenland, Iceland and Faroe Islands. Ravi's varied body of work has established him as a multifaceted artist continually pushing the boundaries.

Ravi was the Urjo Kareda Artist in Residence at Tarragon Theatre (2010), is a Resident Artist at Soulpepper Theatre Company and is the inaugural Artistic Director in Residence at the Theatre Centre. Ravi is also on the roster of clowns for Cirque du Soleil, and was awarded the Ken MacDougal and Ontario Arts Council’s Pauline McGibbon Award for Emerging Director.

The 2013-2014 season of public performances of the NTS graduating class is an excellent opportunity to catch future artists of the Canadian stage in action just before the beginning of their professional careers. Graduating actors, playwrights, directors, designers and production personnel work year round with professional guest directors to present a varied season that will hone the skills and talents of these new artists.

2014 Graduating Actors

Erica Anderson
Wayne Burns
Andrew Chown
James Daly
Alexander De Jordy
Nikki Duval
Natasha Mumba
Chilko Tivy
Stephen Tracey
Megn Walker
Benjamin Wheelwright

Design / Production Team

2014 Graduating Production Students
2014 Graduating Set and Costume Design Students

Diana Uribe (Set and Costume Design, 2011)
Set Design

Coral Coughlan
Assistant Set Designer

Jordan Wieben
Costume Design

Meredith Daley
Sound Design

Corey MacVicar
Lighting Design

Brian Kenny
Video Design

Amelia Scott
Production Manager

Kali Claire Grenier-Prieur
Stage Manager

Danielle Szydlowski
Technical Director