Nacionalinis Kauno dramos teatras

Gintaras Varnas

Director

Gintaras Varnas  studied from 1988 to 1993 in the Lithuanian Music and Theater Academy, faculty of theater where he specialized in theater directing (tutored by Jonas Vaitkus and Rimas Tuminas). In 1997 he graduated from master‘s and post-graduate studies in the Lithuanian Music Academy faculty of theater, where he gained a master of arts degree. From 1980 to 1983 he worked as a stage worker and director‘s assistant in Lithuanian Russian Drama Theater, from 1984 to 1986 as the director of amateur theater studio and from 1987 to 1988 as a director’s assistant in National Kaunas Drama Theater. Gintaras Varnas became famous in 1988 when established the Shepa theater where he directed until 1992. From 1989 to 2004 he worked as a freelance director. Later, he directed the plays in State Youth, Vilnius Small, Lithuanian and Kaunas Academic Drama theaters, Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theater, the Latvian National Opera. The director constantly internships abroad and participates in independent projects. Since the spring of 2004 until the end of 2007 he worked as  an art director of Kaunas Drama Theater. Varnas is credited with establishing the theater Utopia.


The Most Important Works in Theatre

2017
Nathan the Wise by G. E. Lessing
National Kaunas Drama Theatre
2014
Biography: A Play Acting by Max Frisch
National Kaunas Drama Theatre
2008
Roosevelt Square by Dea Loher
State Kaunas Drama Theatre
2005
The Lighthouse by Timothee de Fombelle
State Kaunas Drama Theatre
Innocence by Dea Loher
State Kaunas Drama Theatre
2004
Crime and Punishment by Fiodor Dostojevskij
State Kaunas Drama Theatre
1998
Heda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen
State Kaunas Drama Theatre

Awards

2011
Golden Cross of the Stage (Lith. Auksinis scenos kryžius) nomination for the Best Play of the Year for the play The Public“
2006
Golden Cross of the Stage (Lith. Auksinis scenos kryžius) nomination for the Best Director of the season for the play Innocence by Dea Loher
National Culture and Art award
2005
Golden Cross of the Stage (Lith. Auksinis scenos kryžius) award for the Best Director for Crime and Punishment by F. Dostojevskij, Devastated Land by Dea Loher and The Lighthouse by Timothee de Fombelle
Fortune Award for the Best Directing of the Year in Kaunas for the play Crime and Punishment by F. Dostojevskij
2004
Golden Cross of the Stage (Lith. Auksinis scenos kryžius) award for the Best Opera for the opera Rigoletto
Kaunas Association of Art Creators prize for the play Crime and Punishment by F. Dostojevskij
2002
St. Christopher‘s award for the Best Directing for the play Distant Land
2001
St. Christopher‘s award for the Best Opera, received together with the conductor for the opera Queen of Spades
2000
St. Christopher‘s award for the Best Directing for the play Heda Gabler by H. Ibsen
1999
Fortune Award (Lith. Fortūnos apdovanojimas) for the Best Directing of the Year in Kaunas for the play Mourning Becomes Electra by Eugene O'Neill
1998
Fortune Award (Lith. Fortūnos apdovanojimas) for Best Directing of the Year in Kaunas for the play Heda Gabler by H. Ibsen

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