LNDT International Tours in October

Heroes’ Square goes to Minsk

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.

According to the organizers of the festival, there are no random names in the forum’s posters: all the performances invited to Minsk are acclaimed representatives of theater art, which have won various awards and are included in the programs of prestigious theater festivals. Teatr focuses on experimentation and artistic innovation in theater.

Masterclasses, meetings with creative teams, open discussions and other events are an inseparable part of the festival.

The Teatr Festival is organized in Minsk since 2011. During this time, the festival has been visited by the greatest theater directors, among them Romeo Castellucci, Jan Klata, Oskaras Koršunovas, Stefan Kaegi, Krystian Lupa, Grzegorz Jarzyna, Krzysztof Warlikowski, Ohad Naharin, Thomas Ostermeier, Daniele Finzi Pasca, Kirill Serebrennikov, Lev Dodin, Vasilij Barchatov, Konstantin Bogomolov, Yuriy Butusov, Dmitryj Volkostrelov, and others.

This year, along with Krystian Lupa’s Heroes Square, theatergoers in Minsk will see Antú Romero Nunes’ Odyssey (Hamburg’s Thalia Theater), Mourad Merzouki’s Pixel (CCN Créteil & Val-de-Marne / Cie Käfig, France), and Rezo Gabriadze’s Stalingrad (Rezo Gabriadze Theater, Georgia).


Tartuffe to visit St. Petersburg and Tbilisi

Molière’s Tartiuffe, directed by Oskaras Koršunovas at the Lithuanian National Drama Theater, continues touring different parts of the world. In October the show will visit as many as two international festivals in Russia and Georgia.

On October 8 Tartuffe will be performed at the Theater Festival Baltijskij dom (Балтийский дом) to be held for the twenty-ninth time this year. The international theater festival, dedicated to the Year of the Russian Theater and included in the main program of the International Theater Olympiad, will take place in St. Petersburg from September 23 to October 16, 2019.

Baltijskij dom is one of the largest international festivals presenting major productions of contemporary theater directors. This year’s performances include Falstaff and the Prince of Wales based on Shakespeare by Russian director Mark Zacharov, Sons of a Bitch (Klaipėda Drama Theater) and The Marriage (Polish National Theater) by Eimuntas Nekrošius. The organizers of the say the festival is unimaginable without Nekrošius, “Eimuntas Nekrošius was an artist, a director, a man who became a friend, a co-author, the artistic “tuning fork” of the festival.” The program will also feature two performances of Meno Fortas: Inferno-Paradiso and A Hunger Artist and two plays directed by Nekrošius’ students: The Brothers Karamazov and Objects.

Tartuffe directed by Oskaras Koršunovas, to be presented at the festival, is a new and modern look at the classics.

The audience of Baltijskij Dom will also see a moving and intimate tale about time and us, Joy, directed by an Italian director Pippo Delbono, the delightful Barokko by Theater NoNo, which some call opera as most of the text is sung by the actors and others – a carnival, and many other performances.

On October 24, Tartiuffe will be performed at the Tbilisi International Theater Festival, which has been held every fall since 2009. It is one of the most important events in Georgia’s international theatrical life and one of the main performing arts events in the whole of Caucasus and Black Sea region. The festival attracts well-known, creative, provocative and innovative performances from all over the world (Iran, China, Germany, England, Austria, Poland, Lithuania, Russia, Estonia, Japan, Italy, Canada, Korea, Romania, etc.)

In addition to Lithuanian National Drama Theater’s Tartiuffe this year, the festival will also feature performances from Belarus, Ukraine, Israel, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.


Prepared by Daiva Šabasevičienė