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Gimme Shelter ()

Produced by

Why Not Theatre

Presented by

Soulpepper Theatre Company and PANAMANIA

Playwright: Ravi Jain
Director: Jenny Koons


The Tank House Theatre


July 13th, 2015 – July 25th, 2015


Rising sea levels are displacing millions of people around the world due to climate change.  Why Not Theatre assembles a team of international artists in the world premiere of Gimme Shelter to ask: What can one person do? Inspired by the ancient text of the Indian epic The Mahabharata, Gimme Shelter questions individual responsibility to action when facing problems that seem too big to solve. (


Ravi Jain Performer

Creative Team

Ravi Jain Playwright
Jenny Koons Director
Gurpreet Chana Music Composer
Ken MacKenzie Set Designer
Ken MacKenzie Costume Designer
David Leclerc Video Designer
Kimberly Purtell Lighting Designer
Nicholas Murray Sound Designer


Heather Thompson Stage Manager
Kelly Read Technical Director
Kelly Read Production Manager
Owais Lightwala Producer
Clementine James Cover Photo Credit