GYTIS BERNARDAS PADEGIMAS
Theatre director, teacher, professor, actor
[Work and personality] [Curriculum Vitae]

CURRICULUM VITAE

Born:
Feb. 17, 1952 in Alytus, Lithuania.

Education:
1959 to 1970 – Kaunas Secondary School Nr.1;
1970 to 1975 – GITIS, the State Institute of Theatrical Art (now the Russian Theatre Academy), Faculty of Stage Direction, Moscow.

Employment:
1975 to 1980 – Stage director at the Vilnius State Youth Theatre;
1980 to 1986 – Stage director at the Kaunas State Drama Theatre;
1988 to 1993 – Chief Director at the Điauliai Drama Theatre;
1993 to 1999 – Head of the Kaunas State Academic Drama Theatre.

Awards:
2010 Silver-plated medal of Kaunas burgomaster Jonas Vileišis
2012 Santaka 2 grade medal of Honour
2012 FORTUNE prize for artistic direction and dramatic composition of the documentary phantasmagoria "JAH" in Kaunas State Drama Theatre
2012 Literary prize of Juozas Keliuotis for original screenplay creation on the basis of manuscripts, letters, books and authentic old printed texts, for non-traditional directing decisions, raising from oblivion distinctive inter-war Lithuanian culture personalities in the performance "JAH"
2013 Government premium of the Arts and Culture

Teaching experience:
1974 and 1981 to 1982 – teacher of theatre at the Lithuanian Music Academy;
1995 to 1998 – teacher and head of the Higher School of Acting Arts at the Kaunas State Academic Drama Theatre;
1992 to 2000 – teacher of theatre at the Kaunas Vytautas Magnus University;
1998 to 2003 – teacher of theatre at the Klaipëda University;
2002 to 2004 – teacher of theatre at the International Theatre Academy GITIS Scandinavia, Arhus, Denmark;
2003 to present – docent and teacher of theatre at the Klaipëda University.

International theatre workshops:
1994 – teacher at the 3rd Michael Chekhov international workshop “Acting on the Threshold”, London;
1995 – teacher at the 4th Michael Chekhov International Workshop, Riga;
1996 – teacher, director and lecturer at Michael Chekhov international workshop, Strasbourg;
1997 – teacher, director and lecturer at Michael Chekhov international workshop in Melikhovo;
1998 – teacher and lecturer at Michael Chekhov international workshop “Michael Chekhov Acting School,” Munich;
1999 – lecturer at Michael Chekhov international workshop, Birmingham;
2001 – teacher and lecturer at Michael Chekhov international workshop “Michael Chekhov in the Twenty-first Century,” Smolensk.

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Main drama productions:
at the Lithuanian National Drama Theatre, Vilnius – Eugene O’Neill “Long Day’s Journey into Night” (1989); Brian Friel “Dancing at Lughnasa” (2001);
at the State Youth Theatre, Vilnius – Ţemaitë “The Three Beloved” (1978); Harold Pinter “Old Times” (1986);
at the Điauliai Drama Theatre – Federico Garcia Lorca “Dona Rosita, or the Language of Flowers” (1976); August Strindberg “Miss Julie” (1977); Vidmantë Jasukaitytë “Ţemaitë” (1986); Oscar Milosz “Mephiboseth” (1991); George Bernard Shaw “Heartbreak House” (1993);
at the Kaunas State Academic Drama Theatre – Juozas Gruđas “The Amber Villa” (1980); August Strindberg “Creditors” (1981); Thornton Wilder “Our Town” (1982); Nikolai Gogol “The Madman’s Diary” (1985); Thornton Wilder “Long Christmas Dinner” (1991); Vanda Juknaitë “Clerk of Vainutas” (1994); Markas Zingeris “Around the Fountain, or Little Paris” (1996); James Goldman “The Lion in Winter” (1997); August Strindberg “The Ghost Sonata” (1998); William Butler Yeats “The Words Upon the Window Pane” (1999);
at the Juozas Miltinis Drama Theatre, Panevëţys – Henrik Ibsen “Little Eyolf” (2000);
at the Klaipëda Drama Theatre – Martin McDonagh “The Beauty Queen of Leenane” (2001);
at the Elisabethbühne Theatre (now Schauspielhaus Salzburg) in Salzburg, Austria: Albert Camus “Caligula” (1989); Federico Garcia Lorca “Yerma” (1990);
at the Rogaland Theatre, Stavanger, Norway: Fyodor Dostoevsky “Crime and Punishment” (1997);
at the Skatuve Theatre, Riga, Latvia: Vanda Juknaitë “Formula” (2001);
at the Dialog Theatre, Copenhagen, Denmark: Vladimir Malyagin “The Justice of Humanity” (2003).

Musical productions:
at the Kaunas State Academic Drama Theatre: Anton Yasenka and Lesia Ukrainka “The Forest Song” (1999);
at the Dţiugena Theatre: Terrence McNally “Master Class” (2000);
at the Kaunas Musical Theatre: Giedrius Kuprevičius, Herkus Kunčius “Kipras, Fyodor and Others” (2003);
at the Pergalë Cinema Theatre, Vilnius: Giedrius Kuprevičius, Leonidas Jacinevičius, Saulius Đaltenis “Battue of Fire” (2004).

Teleplay productions:
at the Lithuanian National TV: Leonhard Frank “Karl and Anna” (1981); Đatrijos Ragana “Irka’s Tragedy” (1987);

Social activities and memberships:
1988 to 1992 – member of 1st and 2nd Seimas of Sŕjűdis (Lithuanian National Movement for Independence);
1988 to 1991 – activist with the Green Party of Lithuania;
2005 to present – member of MICHA (the international Michael Chekhov Association)
2005 to present – member of the Lithuanian Theatre Directors’ Association

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