Dialogue: documentary testimonies of prisoners sentenced for life and the victims’ relatives
DIRECTOR: Kamilė Gudmonaitė
PLAYWRIGHT: Teklė Kavtaradze
COMPOSER: Dominykas Digimas
PRODUCER: Lithuanian State Youth Theatre
DURATION: 60 min.
LANGUAGE: Lithuanian with English surtitles
RECOMMENDED AGE: 14+
DATE: 26 September 2019, 15:00
VENUE: Lukiškės Prison (Lukiškių str. 6)
Director Kamilė Gudmonaitė and playwright Teklė Kavtaradze’s authentic documentary project based on the real confessions of those serving life sentence as well as the relatives of the brutally murdered victims.
Our goal is to investigate whether it is possible to have a dialogue between society and people who are marginalized. Is it possible for us to have a conversation?
K. Gudmonaitė, one of the most aspiring young directors, teamed up with playwright Teklė Kavtaradze to explore the lives of prisoners and the play is the result of their research. In preparation for their project both artists spent a year residing at the Youth Theater. They visited the Lukiškės Prison and met with the prisoners who have received a life sentence.
Theatre director, song-writer and vocalist of a musical duo “Kamanių šilelis”. In 2016 she graduated from the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre with a BA in theatre directing (course leader Gintaras Varnas); later getting her MA of directing from the same academy. Her debut performance “A Dream Play“ was awarded with the Grand Prix at the festival-competition European Young Theatre in Spoleto, Italy. The jury of the same festival has noticed and awarded her other performance “God Is A DJ“. The play also received a prize for the best directing and an audience award at the Encounter Festival in Brno, Czech Republic. With her performances “Four“ and “Trans Trans Trance“ she has toured the festivals in Rome, Milan, Berlin, London, and Dresden.
LITHUANIAN STATE YOUTH THEATRE
Founded in Vilnius in 1965 and moved to its present building in 1982. The theatre became world famous thanks to Eimuntas Nekrošius’ early productions directed under the leadership of his first teacher director Dalia Tamulevičiūtė. In 2016, a renewed artistic programme of the Lithuanian State Youth Theatre was launched. Among its collaborators are such prominent Lithuanian and foreign directors as Eimuntas Nekrošius, Gintaras Varnas, Kirsten Dehlholm, Arpad Schilling, Yana Ross, Kristian Smeds, Eric Lacascade, and Krystian Lupa as well as promising young Lithuanian artists.