Rimas Tuminas

Rimas Tuminas was born in Kelmė, on January 20, 1952. In 1974, he completed his studies in Television Directing at Lithuanian State Conservatoire, and in 1978, in Directing at Lunacharsky State Institute for Theatre Arts in Moscow (the course of Josif Tumanov). During 1979-1990, Tuminas staged various performances for the Lithuanian State Academic Drama Theatre. He has been giving lectures at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre (i.e. Lithuanian State Conservatoire until 1992) and Vilnius Academy of Arts since 1981. In 1998, the artist was granted the title of Associate Professor. In 1990, Rimas Tuminas established the Small Theatre of Vilnius (renamed to the State Small Theatre of Vilnius in 1997) and has been employed as its art director. During 1994-1998, Tuminas worked as the head of the Lithuanian State Academic Drama Theatre, and in 1998-1999, he was a general manager of the Lithuanian National Drama Theatre. Rimas Tuminas has been working at the Evgeny Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre as its art director since 2007. The director has produced numerous performances both in Lithuanian and foreign theatres. In 1994, he was granted the Lithuanian National Culture and Art Award and the Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas (Commander's Cross) in 1998. His earlier works include, inter alia: January (Bulgarian: Yanuari) by Jordan Radichkov, The Variations of the Fairy Drage (Russian: Вариации феи Драже) by Andrey Kuternicky, One More Time there Lies the Sea of Lights (Lith.: Ir vėlei tenai, kur marios šviesų) based on the play The Accompanist (Russian: Аккомпаниатор) by Alexander Galin, The Cherry Orchard (Russian: Вишнëвый сад) by Anton Chekhov, Galileo by Bertolt Brecht, Smile upon Us, Lord by Gregory Kanovich, Dom Juan by Molière (National Theatre of Iceland, Reykjavík), Masquerade (Russian: Маскарад) by Mikhail Lermontov.

  

RECENT THEATRE WORKS:

2000 The Cherry Orchard (Russian: Вишнëвый сад) by Anton Chekhov (National Theatre of Iceland, Reykjavík)

2000 We Play... Schiller! (Lith.: Vaidinam... Šilerį!) based on the works by Friedrich Schiller (Theatre Sovremennik, Moscow)

2001 The Seagull (Russian: Чайка) by Anton Chekhov (Dundee Rep Teatr, Dundee, Scotland)

2001 Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare (Teatr Współczesny, Wrocław, Poland)

2001 The Government Inspector (Russian: Ревизор) by Nikolai Gogol (Small Theatre of Vilnius)

2002 The Government Inspector (Russian: Ревизор) by Nikolai Gogol (Evg. Vakhtangov Theatre, Moscow, Russia)

2002 Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett (State Small Theatre of Vilnius)

2002 Truffaldino, or The Servant of Two Masters (Italian: Arlecchino servitore di due padroni) by Carlo Goldoni (Small Theatre of Vilnius)

2003 Richard III by William Shakespeare (National Theatre of Iceland, Reykjavík)

2003 Family Stories (Serbian: Porodične priče) by Biljana Srbljanović (State Small Theatre of Vilnius)

2004 The Idiot (Russian: Идиот) by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (Gothenburg City Theatre, Sweden)

2004 Madagascar (Lith.: Madagaskaras) by Marius Ivaškevičius (State Small Theatre of Vilnius)

2005 The Last Moons (Italian: Le ultime lune) by Furio Bordon (dir. Arvydas Dapšys, State Small Theatre of Vilnius)

2005 Three Sisters (Russian: Три сeстры) by Anton Chekhov (State Small Theatre of Vilnius)

2006 The Cherry Orchard (Russian: Вишнëвый сад) by Anton Chekhov (Gothenburg City Theatre, Sweden)

2006 Truffaldino, or The Servant of Two Masters (Italian: Arlecchino servitore di due padroni) by Carlo Goldoni (Theatre Studio, Warsaw, Poland)

2006 The Tales of the Small Theatre (Lith.: Mažojo teatro pasakos) (State Small Theatre of Vilnius)

2007 Woe from Wit (Russian: Горе от ума) by Aleksander Griboyedov (Theatre Sovremennik, Moscow)

2008 Troilus and Cressida by William Shakespeare (Evgeny Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre, Moscow)

2008 The Last Moons (Italian: Le ultime lune) by Furio Bordon (dir. Aleksei Kuznetsov, Evgeny Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre, Moscow)

2009 The Seagull (Russian: Чайка) by Anton Chekhov (State Small Theatre of Vilnius)

2009 Uncle Vania (Russian: Дядя Ваня) by Anton Chekhov (Evgeny Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre, Moscow)

2009 Diary of a Madman (Russian: Записки сумасшедшего) by Nikolai Gogol (Evgeny Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre, Moscow)

2010 Masquerade (Russian: Маскарад) by Mikhail Lermontov (Evgeny Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre, Moscow)

2010 Mistras by Marius Ivaškevičius (State Small Theatre of Vilnius)

2011 The Wind in the Poplars (French: Le Vent des Peupliers) by Gérald Sibleyras (Evgeny Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre, Moscow)

2011 The Wharf (Lith.: Prieplauka) (Evgeny Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre, Moscow)

2013 Eugene Onegin (Russian: Евгений Онегин) based on the work by Alexander Pushkin (Evgeny Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre, Moscow, Russia)

2014 Smile Upon Us, Lord (Lith.: Nusišypsok mums, Viešpatie) based on the work by Grigory Kanovich (Evgeny Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre, Moscow, Russia)

2015 Minetti based on the work by Thomas Bernhard (State Small Theatre of Vilnius)

2015 Minetti based on the work by Thomas Bernhard (Evgeny Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre, Moscow, Russia)

2016 Katerina Ismailova based on the work by Dmitri Shostokovich (The Bolshoi Theatre. Moscow, Russia)

2016 Oedipus Rex (Greek: Οδίπους Τύραννος) based on the work by Sophocles (National Theatre of Greece in Athens, Evgeny Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre, Moscow)

2017 Oedipus rex / Bluebeard's Castle (Lith.: Karalius Edipas / Hercogo Mėlynbarzdžio pilis) based on the compositions by Igor Stravinsky and Béla Bartók (Stanislavski and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Music Theatre, Russia)

2018 The Queen of Spades (Russian: Пиковая дама) based on the opera by Piotr Čaikovskij (The Bolshoi Theatre. Moscow, Russia)