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Gytis Padegimas

Director

Gytis Padegimas was born in 1952, Kaunas. In 1975, he graduated from the Lunacharsky State Institute for Theatre Arts (GITIS) in Moscow. From 1975 to 1980 he worked as a director in Vilnius Junior Theater, from 1980 to 1986 he was a director in the Kaunas Drama Theater and senior director in Šiauliai Drama Theater in from 1988 to 1993. From 1993 to 1999 he worked in the position of director in the Kaunas State Drama Theater. He was teaching in Vytautas Magnus University, now teaches in Klaipėda University. He is GITIS Scandinavia (Denmark) associate professor. Has created more than 100 theater and television plays.


The Most Important Works in Theatre

2020
Gytis Padegimas The Originals
National Kaunas Drama Theatre
2018
Algirdas Landsbergis The wind of the willows
National Kaunas Drama Theatre
2012
Brian Friel Wonderful Tennessee
National Kaunas Drama Theatre
2011
Gytis Padegimas and Giedrius Kuprevičius Public (Un) Scientific Conference in Maironis Garden
Maironis Lithuanian Literature Museum
Tennessee Williams The Night of the Iguana
Šiauliai State Drama Theater
Gytis Padegimas J A H
State Kaunas Drama Theatre
Giedrius Kuprevičius, Antanas Maceina Lux Aeterna
Kaunas Sport Hall
2010
Jonas Tamulionis opera for children The Tiny Lingonberry
Lithuanian National Theatre of Opera and Ballet
2009
Liucija Armonaitė Bona Sforca. Farewell
Kaunas Artist‘s House
Claude Debussy, Maurice Maeterlinck Pelleas et Melisande
Klaipėda State Music Theatre
August Strindberg Easter
Šiauliai State Drama Theater
2008
Algirdas Landsbergis Children in Palace of Amber
Klaipėda university‘s Faculty of Arts
Giedrius Kuprevičius, Saulius Šaltenis, Leonidas Jacinevičius Battue of Fire
Vilnius Domino theatre
Vladimiras Konstantinovas Whatever Grandpa Does Will Turn Out Fine
Klaipėda Musical Theatre
Giedrius Kuprevičius, Herkus Kunčius Daligala
Saint Catherine’s Church of Vilnius
Marina Carr The Mai
Klaipėda Drama Theatre
2007
The City
Klaipėda University’s Faculty of Arts
Zita Bružaitė, Ramutė Skučaitė The Mermaid
Kaunas Castle
Marija Lado A Very Simple Story
Šiauliai State Drama Theater
2006
Juozas Glinskis Children of One Father
Lithuanian National drama theatre
Justinas Marcinkevičius Mindaugas
Trakai Castle
2004
David Crieg San Diego
Klaipėda University
Giedrius Kuprevičius, Saulius Šaltenis, Leonidas Jacinevičius Battue of Fire
Agency Tactus
Tennessee Williams The Night of the Iguana
International Theatre Academy GITIS Scandinavia in Denmark
2003
Thornton Wilder The Happy Journey to Trenton and Camden
Klaipėda University
Vladimir Maliagin The Justice of Humanity
Dialog Theatre in Copenhagen, Denmark
Giedrius Kuprevičius, Herkus Kunčius Kipras, Fyodor and Others
Kaunas State Musical Theatre
2002
Poet’s Garden
Maironis Lithuanian Literature Museum
2001
Martin McDonagh The Beauty Queen of Leenane
Klaipėda State Drama Theatre
William Saroyan Coming Through the Rye
Klaipėda University
Vanda Juknaitė Formula
Skatuve Theatre in Riga, Latvia
Olivier Py The Theatres
New Drama Action in Vilnius
Vanda Juknaitė Formula
Lithuanian National Drama Theatre
Brian Friel Dance of Lugnaza
Lithuanian National Drama Theatre
2000
Christo Boičev The Colonel Bird
Juozas Miltinis Drama Theatre
Henrik Ibsen Little Eyolf
Juozas Miltinis Drama Theatre
Terrence McNally Master Class
Džiugena Theatre
1999
William Butler Yeats The Words Upon the Window Pane
Kaunas State Academic Drama Theatre
Thornton Wilder Pullman Car Hiawatha
Klaipėda State Drama Theatre
Lesia Ukrainka The Forest Song
Kaunas State Academic Drama Theatre, the Yard of the Complex of Small Stages
1998
August Strindberg The Ghost Sonata
Kaunas State Academic Drama Theatre
Antonas Čehovas The Seagull
Higher School of Acting Arts at the Kaunas State Academic Drama Theatre
1997
Peter Hacks The Air-Pocket
Kaunas State Academic Drama Theatre
James Goldman The Lion in Winter
Kaunas state academic drama theatre
Fiodoras Dostojevskis Crime and Punishment
Rogaland Theatre in Stavanger, Norway
1996
John Cromwell Premiere
Klaipėda State Drama Theatre
Markas Zingeris Around the Fountain or the Little Paris
Kaunas State Drama Theatre
1995
William Shakespeare Love’s Labours Lost
Kaunas State Academic Drama Theatre
Jerome Kilty Dear Liar
Kaunas State Academic Drama Theatre
1994
Vanda Juknaitė Clerk of Vainutas
Kaunas State Academic Drama Theatre
Paul Claudel  Break of Noon
Kaunas State Academic Drama Theatre
Mikola Kulíš The Way of Guska's Loss
Kaunas State Drama Theatre
1993
George Bernard Shaw The Heartbreak House
Šiauliai State Drama Theatre
John Cromwell Premiere
Šiauliai State Drama Theatre
Kazys Saja By the Lift to the Pyramid
Šiauliai State Drama Theatre
Thornton Wilder By the Skin of Our Teeth
Kaunas State Academic Drama Theatre
1992
August Strindberg The Strongest
Sweden
Federiko García Yerma
Kaunas State Academic Drama Theatre
1991
Friedrich Dürrenmatt Romulus the Great
Kaunas State Academic Drama Theatre
Oskaras Milašius Mephiboseth
Šiauliai State Drama Theatre
Thornton Wilder The Long Christmas Dinner
State Kaunas Drama Theatre
1990
Federiko García Lorca Yerma
Elizabethbuhne Theatre in Salzburg, Austria
Eugene Ionesco The King Is Dying
Šiauliai State Drama Theatre
Juhan Smuul The Colonel’s Widow, or the Doctors Doesn’t Know a Thing
Šiauliai State Drama Theatre
1989
Albert Camus Caligula
Elizabethbuhne Theatre in Salzburg, Austria
Antanas Škėma During One Evening
Šiauliai State Drama Theatre
Eugene O'Neill Long Day’s Yourney Into Night
Lithuanian State Academic Drama Theatre
1988
Antanas Škėma The Candle Stick
Šiauliai State Drama Theatre
Vidmantė Jasiukaitytė Žilvinas
Šiauliai State Drama Theatre
1987
Vidmantė Jasiukaitytė The Hunt of Wolves
Lithuanian State Academic Drama Theatre
Jurga Ivanauskaitė Don’t Play With the Moon
Lithuanian State Academic Drama Theatre
Performance Song by the songs of various authors
Chamber Theatre of Kaunas Artists House
1986
August Strindberg To Damascus
Kaunas State Drama Theatre
Harold Pinter The Old Times
Lithuanian State Youth Theater
Alfred de Musset Caprices of Mariana
Šiauliai State Drama Theatre
Vidmantė Jasiukaitytė Žemaitė
Šiauliai State Drama Theatre
Thornton Wilder Long Christmas Dinner
Chamber Theatre of Kaunas Artists House
1985
Nikolaj Gogol  Diary of a Madman
State Kaunas Drama Theatre
John Boynton Priestley Time and the Conways
Kaunas State Drama Theatre
Judita Vaičiūnaitė Casandra
Chamber Theatre of Kaunas Artists House
1984
Ema Mikulėnaitė Always the Same
Kaunas State Drama Theatre
1983
Juozas Grušas The Sauna
Kaunas State Drama Theatre
1982
Max Friesch Santa Cruz
Lithuanian State Conservatoire
Thornton Wilder in Our Town
State Kaunas Drama Theatre
Violeta Palčinskaitė Christian Andersen’s Rose
Kaunas State Drama Theatre
1981
August Strindberg Creditors
State Kaunas Drama Theatre
1980
Juozas Grušas The Amber Villa
Kaunas State Drama Theatre
Janis Jurkanis Cuckoo Clock
Lithuanian State Youth Theater
1979
Žemaitė Three Beloved
Lithuanian State Youth Theater
1978
Violeta Palčinskaitė Andrius
Lithuanian State Youth Theater
1977
Jean Cocteau, Oskar Miloš The Human Voice
Lithuanian State Youth Theater
Mark Sergejev In Poplar’s Blossom
Klaipėda State Drama Theatre
August Strindberg Miss Julie
Šiauliai State Drama Theatre
1976
Vladimir Tendriakov The Night After the Parting Feast
Lithuanian State Youth Theater
Federiko García Lorca Dona Rosita, the Spinster
Šiauliai State Drama Theatre
1975
Antonas Čechovas Forced Tragic Hero
Lithuanian State Youth Theater
1974
Shakespeare by the texts of William Shakespeare’s plays (with Dalia Tamulevičiūte)
Kaunas State Drama Theatre
1973
Astrida Lingren, Arne Oit Karlson Is Joking Again
Kaunas State Drama Theatre

The Most Important Works in Theatre and Television

1994
Juozas Marcinkevičius The Beginning of Light (Lith. Šviesos pradžia)
Lithuanian Radio
1987
Šatrijos Ragana Tragedy of Irka
Lithuanian Radio
Guillermo Figueiredo Don Juan
Lithuanian Radio
1986
Aldo Nikolai Iron people (Lith. Geležiniai žmonės)
Lithuanian Radio
1982
Leonhard Frank Karl and Anna
Lithuanian Radio
1977
August Strindberg The Stronger
Lithuanian Radio

Festivals

2000
Nida Thomas Mann Festival / Thomas Mann The Grand Joke
1999
Festival of Environmental Theater and Non-Traditional Art Under the Sky in the Theater Courtyard, Kaunas State Academic Drama Theatre in the Yard of the Complex of Small Stages
1988
Lithuanian Dramaturgy Festival Atgaiva, Šiauliai State Drama Theatre

Awards

2019
Fortune Award of Thanks for lasting contribution to Lithuanian culture and art, for fostering the cultural life of Kaunas city, and for growing recognition of historical personalities of Kaunas cultural life
2013
National Culture and Art award
2012
Juozas Keliuotis literary award for the original playwright, based on authentic texts from newspapers, letters, books and old press, and for unconventional directing decisions in the process of reviving exemplary interwarperiod lithuanian cultural personas from oblivion in his play J A H
Fortune Award (Lith. Fortūnos apdovanojimas) for the creation of the phantasmagorical play J A H in Kaunas National Drama Theater
The  badge  of  honor  from  the  Ministry of Culture Carry your Light and Believe (Lith. Nešk savo šviesą ir tikėk)
Sign of Santaka of the 2nd Degree (Lith. 2-ojo laipsnio Santakos garbės ženklas)
2010
Silver-plated medal of Kaunas City Burgomaster Jonas Vileišis (Lith. Kauno burmistro Jono Vileišio pasidabruotas medalis)

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