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Miranda 122 photo-D.Matvejevas©

William Shakespeare


Director Oskaras Koršunovas

Miranda interests me the most in this play.  She is most often regarded as a naïve princess, though she has been created by Prospero, she is Prospero’s soul.  Eventually, in deportation to desert islands creators still used to raise their Mirandas.


February 28 d.


Sarah Kane


Director Oskaras Koršunovas

“Cleansed” has the exact same kind of attraction as disaster and crime. It’s scary and at the same time clean. There is no play of accidents or mundanities in it, every word is unavoidable. This way Kane’s writing reaches the essence of an ancient drama and requires things that are hardly attainable in contemporary theatre, just like the “Cleansed” require seek the unattainable in love.


February 15 d.

Hamletas 54 photo- D.Matvejev ©

William Shakespeare


Director Oskaras Koršunovas

The Hamlet question seems absurd to us at first. Our existence is so comfortable, and the future seems almost guaranteed. But actually the future is to be found inside each of us, and not in political slogans or commercial advertising.


March 14 d.


Anton Chekhov


Director Eric Lacascade

A performance in two acts, based on “Uncle Vabya” and “The Wood Demon” by Anton Chekhov. Stage adaptation by Eric Lacascade.


February 17 d.


William Shakespeare


Director Oskaras Koršunovas

Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” is usually understood as a celebration of romantic love. It is, really, an instance of social drama. In dramatic circumstances, an ordinary love becomes invested with tragic power of the highest order. What interests me most in this tragedy is how love can come forward and thrive in an atmosphere of hatred or war, as in Verona.


February 11 d.

June 20 d.


Mikhail Bugakov


Director Oskaras Koršunovas

The stylistics of the performance is reminiscent of the “dream in a dream” principle: a mystery of life and death, recognition and oblivion, love and despair.


March 23 d.


Anton Chekhov


Director Oskaras Koršunovas

This is a great play to experiment. From the very beginning, it was doomed for explorations. With “The Seagull” we continue exploring the themes also present in “Hamlet” and “The Lower Depths”, those of the contemporary theatre, actor and viewer.


February 22 d.

March 18 d.


March 17 d.

Dugne  14 photo-D.Matvejevas

Maxim Gorky


Director Oskaras Koršunovas

Gorky’s text becomes relevant only when the actor is able to grow his or her character in his or her soil, so to speak, basing it on his or her own experience. This is the highest aim of the laboratory. It is an intersection between the actor’s personality and the character he or she is creating, a stranger.


February 21 d.

March 8 d., 9 d.


Falk Richter


Director Artūras Areima

“The problem which is at stake in the play “Under Ice” is a serious issue. Starting from the early school days, we are constantly being told to be active, productive and always promising. It has become an obsession. We must graduate, get a degree, land with a fantastic job and never cease to cultivate our potential. We are never introduced simply as people, but rather as representatives of some particular profession: a scientist, a composer, a director. In our Western culture the identity of an individual is defined by his or her own profession. We want to be anything, but a human being, that is to say, we are excellent at our jobs, and yet fail to respond to ordinary situations. Our professions steal the humanly lives we ought to live,” says the director Artūras Areima with regard to his new play.

The author of “Under Ice”, Falk Richter, is one of the most important German playwrights of his generation. In this play he seeks to examine the lifestyle of economic elite, focusing on behaviour and thought, as well as the consequences they lead to. In the process of writing, the author viewed around one hundred hours of footage, documenting numerous business consultants at work. The central location of “Under Ice” is a conference hall. It is a place without love, concerned only with production. The main character, a business consultant Paul Nobody, constantly feels under pressure. Step by step Paul Nobody’s life is revealed: his workplace has monopolized his life only to diminish his personal identity, Mr. Nobody is demanded to adapt in becoming more and more effective. Given these conditions, is there a possibility for balance between personal existence and the needs of organized society?

Director Artūras Areima is a young and provocative artist, who constantly seeks to create the conditions for discussion in view of various phenomena and encourages questioning the contemporary world. He is one of the most prominent Lithuanian theatre directors, having received multiple awards: in 2013 he was awarded for seeking innovative stage forms, in 2013, 2014 and 2015 he was nominated for Golden Stage Cross in the Theatre Director category, and in 2014 the Ministry of Culture has awarded Areima with the Young Creator’s Prize. AAT | Artūras Areima’s Theatre was founded by the director in 2014, at the eve of Sirenos Theatre Festival, due to his wish to develop his skills as an artist and to seek novel theatre forms in order to find original means of expression. A number of inspired artists from the younger generation work alongside Areima.


February 27 d.