2022 / 11 / 14 Press release | News

Triumph of LNDT’s "The Silence of the Sirens" in Germany, Praise from Gregory Porter

Aušra Pociūtė

Yesterday The Silence of the Sirens, a production of the Lithuanian National Drama Theatre, won the main prize at the International European Festival of Emerging Young Directors ‘Fast Forward’ in Dresden, Germany. The competition programme brought together the best emerging theatre creators from Hungary, Sweden, Austria, Spain, Belgium, Serbia, and Lithuania.
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2021 / 08 / 26 Press release | News

Grzegorz Jarzyna at LNDT: ‘We are lacking the exchange of emotions, the living contact'

Daiva Šabasevičienė

Grzegorz Jarzyna, the Polish director renowned in Europe, started rehearsals at the Lithuanian National Drama Theatre. He is working on a play based on Stanislaw Lem’s novel Solaris, which is scheduled to premiere at the New Hall of the LNDT in September this year. The cast includes Nelė Savičenko, Arūnas Sakalauskas, Martynas Nedzinskas, Gytis Ivanauskas, Rasa Samuolytė, Dainius Gavenonis, Kęstutis Cicėnas, and Oneida Kunsunga.
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2021 / 05 / 30 Press release | News

"The sleepers", the new production by M. Ivaškevičius and O. Koršunovas, to open the new hall of LNDT

Daiva Šabasevičienė

The first stage of rehearsals of Marius Ivaškevičius’s drama The Sleepers, the upcoming premiere at the Lithuanian National Drama Theatre, is over. The performance, which will premiere in August at the New Hall of the LNDT, is directed by Oskaras Koršunovas, who has recently taken up the post of the theatre’s artistic director, and who has agreed talk about his idea.
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2020 / 10 / 19 Press release | News

Laurynas Adomaitis, the author of “Alice”: ‘Traumas change thinking about justice and revenge’

Daiva Šabasevičienė

“Alice”, the new production of the Lithuanian National Drama Theatre, addresses the consequences of the 2015 terrorist attack in the Bataclan nightclub in Paris. How can justice be restored when 130 people lost their lives? ‘To me, the most important thing was to show the ways in which the events affect the characters’ emotions and cause deep traumatic experiences. We all know about those events, don’t we? Each of us was somewhere when this happened. Some were in Paris, others in Vilnius. So what? The psyche can be affected from a distance, and people very easily identify with traumas,’ says Laurynas Adomaitis, the playwright.
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2020 / 10 / 14 Press release | News

The world ignores everything. Interview with Antanas Obcarskas

Daiva Šabasevičienė

At the Lithuanian National Drama Theatre, this autumn has been generous with premieres. Audiences have already seen “Respublika”, “Dialogues” and “Marius Repšys on Stage” with “Alice” is set to premiere on 23 October. This production, which is based on Laurynas Adomaitis’s original play, is directed by Antanas Obcarskas. With the premiere of “Alice” approaching, Daiva Šabasevičienė talks to the director, Antanas Obcarskas.
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2020 / 09 / 03 Press release | News

Director Łukasz Twarkowski: ‘Respublika's audience will feel like they are part of the action’

Aušra Pociūtė

On 3, 4, and 5 September, the 81st season of the Lithuanian National Drama Theatre will open with the premiere of “Respublika”, directed by Łukasz Twarkowski. It is a production of a remarkable breadth and form which, according to the director, will draw the audience into action and into a closed commune. Łukasz Twarkowski is interested in the secrets of the contemporary mindset, as well as the changed ways of receiving and processing information, so to reach this contemporary viewer, Twarkowski chooses novel forms of theatre which merge video footage, acting, visual arts, and music. The latter is especially meaningful in “Respublika”.
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2019 / 10 / 06 Press release | News

LNDT International Tours in October

Daiva Šabasevičienė

On October 5, Lithuanian National Drama Theater’s production Heroes’ Square by Thomas Bernhard directed in 2015 by a famous Polish director and scenographer Krystian Lupa, will be presented in Minsk, on the stage of the MAZ Palace of Culture. This performance is included in the Teatr Program of the International Theater Arts Forum.
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2019 / 06 / 27 Press release | News

China is waiting for TARTUFFE. Koršunovas' interview for Chinese press

Last year the show "Tartiufas", dir. Oskaras Koršunovas, has shaken the audience of international theatre festival in Avignon, France, and this year the show intends to conquer the sympathies of Chinese spectators. This weekend, the Lithuanian National Drama Theater’s comedy takes off for a month-long tour in China, visiting five big cities. Even before the tour started, the Chinese media was actively interested in the Lithuanian performance. One of the interviews given by O. Koršunovas to the organizers of the Shanghai Fake Festival, the Lithuanian National Drama Theater shares with Lithuanian readers.
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2019 / 06 / 20 Press release | News

VERSMĖ invites to a dramaturgy workshop led by Naomi Yoeli

Contemporary drama festival VERSMĖ invites young and emerging Lithuanian playrights and theatre people to a dramaturgy workshop on “researching and performing private histories" led by Naomi Yoeli ,one of the most significant contemporary Israeli fringe theatre makers. Individual stories and private memories open up a vast creative territory where along with “small narratives” that could be researched it also raises the questions of collective memory and human history, i.e. the issue of individual versus collective.
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2019 / 03 / 29 Press release | News

The Freedom Formula. LNDT Announces the Young Artist Program Competition

In 2020 it will be exactly thirty years since Lithuania’s independence was restored in the 1990s. In the same year, Nelson Mandela was released from prison, East and West Germany reunited, and US celebrity Joe Rogan paid 10.000 US dollars per month for a faster Internet connection at home. The Freedom Formula According to Us is the theme the Lithuanian National Drama Theater (LNDT) chose for the second International Young Artist Program Competition.
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