Eimuntas Nekrošius

Eimuntas Nekrošius was born in Pažobrys Village (Raseiniai reg.), on November 21, 1952. In 1978, he completed his studies in Theatre Directing at Lunacharsky State Institute for Theatre Arts (the course of Andrey Goncharov). In 1978-1979, he worked as a director at the Kaunas Drama Theatre, and in 1979-1991, at the Lithuanian State Youth Theatre. In 1993-1997, Nekrošius was also a director of the Lithuanian International Theatre Festival LIFE. In 1998, the artist established the theatre studio Meno fortas in Vilnius and was employed as its art director. In 1983, Eimuntas Nekrošius was granted the LSSR State Prize, and in 1987, together with other artists he was awarded the USSR State Prize. In 1994, Nekrošius received the Baltic Assembly Award and the European Theatre Prize New Theatrical Realities. The Lithuanian National Culture and Art Award was granted to the artist in 1997 and the Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas (Commander's Cross) was awarded in 1998. In 2001, Eimuntas Nekrošius was granted the award established by the International Konstantin Stanislavski Foundation for his significant contribution to the development of the world theatre art. In 2003, the Order for Merits to Lithuania (the Grand Cross) was awarded to the director, and in 2008, he was also granted the National Culture Progress Award. The director died in Vilnius on November 20, 2018 (buried in Šiluva). His earlier works include, inter alia: Ivanov (Russian: Иванов) by Anton Chekhov, The Square (Lith.: Kvadratas) by Eimuntas Nekrošius, Pirosmani, Pirosmani..., Love and Death in Verona (Lith.: Meilė ir mirtis Veronoje) by Kęstutis Antanėlis, Sigitas Geda, The Day Lasts More than a Hundred Years (Russian: И дольше века длится день...) by Chinghiz Aitmatov, Uncle Vania (Russian: Дядя Ваня) by Anton Chekhov, The Nose (Russian: Ноc) by Nikolai Gogol, Hamlet, Macbeth and Othello by William Shakespeare.



2000 The Seagull (Russian: Чайка) by Anton Chekhov (project of Eimuntas Nekrošius and Ecole des Maîtres actors)

2000 Othello by William Shakespeare (Meno fortas)

2002 Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi (Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Florence, Italy)

2002 Ivanov (Russian: Иванов) by Anton Chekhov (Teatro Argentina, Rome, Italy)

2003 Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi (Grand Theatre, Moscow, Russia)

2003 The Cherry Orchard (Russian: Вишнëвый сад) by Anton Chekhov (International Konstantin Stanislavski Foundation, Meno fortas)

2003 Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi (Teatro Massimo di Palermo, Palermo, Italy)

2003 The Beginning. Donelaitis. The Seasons (Lith.: Pradžia. K.Donelaitis. Metai) based on the works by Kristijonas Donelaitis (Meno fortas)

2004 The Song of Songs (Lith.: Giesmių giesmė) based on the motives of the poem from the Old Testament (Meno fortas)

2005 Rosenthal’s Children (Russian: Дети Розенталя) by Leonid Desyatnikov (Grand Theatre, Moscow, Russia)

2006 Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (Meno fortas)

2007 The Valkyrie (German: Die Walküre) by Richard Wagner (Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre)

2008 Anna Karenina (Russian: Анна Каренина) based on the work by Lev Tolstoy (Teatro Storchi, Modena, Italy)

2008 The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevroniya (Russian: Сказание о невидимом граде Китеже и деве Февронии) by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, Italy; Grand Theatre, Moscow, Russia)

2009 The Idiot (Russian: Идиот) by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (Meno fortas)

2010 Faust by Charles Gounod (La Scala, Milan, Italy)

2011 Caligula by Albert Camus (Theatre of Nations, Moscow, Russia)

2011 Otello by Giuseppe Verdi (Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre)

2012 The Divine Comedy (Italian: Divina Commedia) by Dante Alighieri (Meno fortas)

2012 Paradise (Lith.: Rojus) based on the work by Dante Alighieri (Meno fortas)

2014 The Book of Job (Lith.: Jobo knyga) (Meno fortas)

2015 Boris Godunov (Russian: Борис Годунов) based on the work by Alexander Pushkin (Lithuanian National Drama Theatre)

2015 A Hunger Artist (German: Ein Hungerkünstler) based on the work by Franz Kafka (Meno fortas)

2016 Forefathers' Eve (Polish: Dziady) based on the work by Adam Mickiewicz (Teatr Narodowy, Warsaw, Poland)

2017 Ivanov (Russian: Иванов) based on the work by Anton Chekhov (Croatian National Theatre, Zagreb)

2017 Zinc (Zn) (Lith.: Cinkas (Zn)) based on the work by Svetlana Alexievich (State Youth Theatre, Meno fortas)

2018 Sons of a Bitch (Lith.: Kalės vaikai) based on the work by Saulius Šaltenis (Klaipėda Drama Theatre)

2018 The Marriage (Polish: Ślub) based on the work by Witold Gombrowicz (Teatr Narodowy, Warsaw, Poland)