Nacionalinis Kauno dramos teatras

Jūratė Onaitytė

Actress

Jūratė Onaitytė was born in 1954. The actress graduated from the Lithuanian State Conservatoire (currently the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre). Since 1976 she has been performing at the National Kaunas Drama Theatre. In 1999 she was acknowledged as the most famous female artist in Kaunas. The artist is also the holder of the Silver Crane Award (Lith. Sidabrinė gervė).


The Most Important Works in Theatre

2014
Mother in Promise at Dawn (Lith. Aušros pažadas) by Romain Gary
Director A. Sunklodaitė
Ilžė in The Tribe (Lith. Gentis) based on The Fate of the Šimoniai Family from Aukštujai (Lith. Aukštujų Šimonių likimas) by I. Simonaitytė
Director A. Jankevičius
2011
Madame De Montreuil in La Marquesa de Sade (Lith. Markizė de Sad) by Yukio Mishima
Director A. Areima
2010
The second Antigonė, Euridikė in Antigone in Siberia (Lith. Antigonė Sibire) by Marija Sluckaitė
Director J. Jurašas
2006
Mother in The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (Lith. Karčios Petros fon Kant ašaros) by Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Director R. Ramanauskas
2004
Katerina Ivanovna in Crime and Punishment (Lith. Nusikaltimas ir bausmė) by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Director G. Varnas
1999
Christine in Mourning Suits to Electra (Lith. Gedulas tinka Elektrai) by Eugene O`Neill
Director G. Varnas
1998
Hedda Gabler in Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen
Director G. Varnas
1993
Olivia in TheTwelfth Night (Lith. Dvyliktoji naktis) by William Shakespeare
Director K. Johnson
1990
Ana-Regina, Tūta in Claviers of Sand (Lith. Smėlio klavyrai) by Aušra Marija Sluckaitė
Director J. Jurašas
1986
Kristina in Herkus Monte (Lith. Herkus Mantas) by Juozas Grušas
Director V. Balsys
1983
Caesonia in Caligula (Lith. Kaligula) by Albert Camus
Director J. Vaitkus
1982
Emily in Our Town (Lith. Mūsų miestelis) by Thornton Wilder
Director G. Padegimas
1981
Tekla in Creditors (Lith. Kreditoriai) by August Strindberg
Director G. Padegimas
1980
Hilde in The Master Builder (Lith. Meistras Solnesas) by Henrik Ibsen
Director J. Vaitkus
1978
Vera in The Last Ones (Lith. Paskutinieji) by Maksim Gorky
Director J. Vaitkus
Elzė in The Ballads of Duokiškis (Lith. Duokiškio baladės) by Saulius Šaltenis
Director E. Nekrošius
1977
Jane in Mary Poppins by Pamela Travers
Director G. Žilys
1976
Anaita in Lullaby (Lith. Lopšinė) by Zorair Chalafian
Director J. Vaitkus

Awards

2015
The nomination of Golden Cross of the Stage Award (Lith. Auksinis scenos kryžius) for supporting roles of Mother in Promise at Dawn,  and Alina Pavlovna in The Delhi Dance (Lith. Šokis „Delhi“)
Fortune Diploma (Lith. Fortūnos diplomas) for the role of Mother in Promise at Dawn 
Festival's We Play for the Farmers 2015 Award (Lith. Vaidiname žemdirbiams 2015 apdovanojimas) for the Best Performance of a supporting role of Ilžė in The Tribe 
2014
Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania Award
2003
The Officier's Cross of the Order of Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas for merits to Lithuania
1999
The Most Famous Female Artist of Kaunas Award
Laureate of the National Prize
1998
St. Christophorus Award (Lith. Šv. Kristoforo apdovanojimas)
Fortune Prize (Lith. Fortūnos premija)

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