Nacionalinis Kauno dramos teatras

Jonas Jurašas

Director

Jonas Jurašas was born on 19 June, 1936. In 1964 he graduated from the Lunacharsky State Institute for Theatre Arts (GITIS, currently the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts ) in Moscow. He directed plays in the Lithuanian Russian Drama Theatre, Šiauliai Drama Theatre and the Lithuanian Drama Theatre. From 1967 to 1972 he was the senior director of Kaunas Drama Theatre (ruled out because of political motives). The majority of plays, directed in Lithuania, were banned or shown after censorship. In 1974 Jurašas emigrated and lived in Austria, Germany and later in the USA. He directed plays in theatres in the USA, Japan, Belgium, Germany and Canada. From 1990 to 1992 he directed plays in Kaunas Drama Theatre. The director is also the visiting professor in higher education schools in the USA and Canada.


The Most Important Works in Theatre

2014
Barbara (Lith. Barbora) based on the play Barbora Radvilaitė by J. Grušas
National Kaunas Drama Theatre
2012
The White Shroud (Lith. Balta drobulė) by Aušra Marija Sluckaitė
National Kaunas Drama Theatre
2011
The Purge (Lith. Apsivalymas) by Sofi Oksanen
State Kaunas Drama Theatre
1990
Sand Claviers (Lith. Smėlio klavyrai) by Aušra Marija Sluckaitė
State Academic Kaunas Drama Theatre
1972
Barbora Radvilaitė by Juozas Grušas
State Kaunas Drama Theatre
1970
House of Threat (Lith. Grasos namai) by Juozas Glinskis
State Kaunas Drama Theatre
1968
Mammoth Hunt (Lith. Mamutų medžioklė) by Kazys Saja
State Kaunas Drama Theatre

Awards

2015
Fortune Award of Thanks (Lith. Padėkos Fortūna) for achievements in Lithuanian theatre
2011
Fortune Award of Thanks for achievements in Lithuanian theatre and for directing the play Antigone in Siberia by Aušra Marija Sluckaitė
2009
National Culture and Art Award (Lith. Nacionalinė kultūros ir meno premija) for the modern language at the theatre and the return of the legend to contemporary Lithuania

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