Event Schedule

Monday, 12th March

7:00 pm “Young Theatre Days” music: “TANGO” and “KONCERTAS” (THE CONCERT)
Dance and music performances | V. Masalskis and V. Bareikis’s acting students The Culture Factory, Multifunctional Hall | 35` + 40` | free entry

The tradition of a creative exchange between Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre and Klaipėda University Academy of Arts which started at the festival “Young Theatre Days” two years ago is maintained. This time different acting schools will be introduced to the viewers through the themes of music and dance.

“TANGO” is a distinctive, vibrant dance composition full of passion and improvisation based on the music of composer A. Piazzolla. Choreographer Aušra Krasauskaitė; performed by the 3rd year acting students of Klaipėda University Academy of Arts, course leaders V. Masalskis and N. Sinkevičiūtė.

“KONCERTAS” (The Concert) is a performance based on the songs written by the performers themselves, different characters and various genres. The whole collection may be called a TV concert, a show or just a “Concert” which covers everything: heartfelt lyrics and parody, but most importantly – comforting and meaningful time. Performed by the 3rd year acting students of Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, course leaders V. Bareikis and A. Latėnas.

The performances will be separated by a 10-minute-long interval.

Tuesday, 13th March

6:00 pm, “Young Theatre Days” arena: SHORT PLAYS
Open preview of theatre workshop pieces. Švyturys Arena | 120` | free entry

Original performances of young professionals presented at “Young Theatre Days” theatre workshops have reached the level of theatrical etude and will become short plays in the festival this year. During the open previews of workshop pieces, the audience of Klaipėda will have a chance to meet promising artists, to look deeper into the original theme of the festival, as well as to get acquainted with the contemporary theatre in a non-conventional space.

The theme of “Young Theatre Days” workshops: creating theatrical pieces through unique means of inspiration. This year the creators will seek inspiration in various works of Lithuanian authors. The texts, paintings and musical pieces selected especially for the festival will become the starting point for the theatre. During the previews of workshop pieces, the teams consisting of professional directors, actors, scenographers, and playwrights will deliver their short plays. Six separate performances can be watched as a series of plays as well as independent performances, so the viewers are free to join the previews as well as to leave them whenever they want.

The workshops which will take place in the spaces of Švyturys Arena will gather young directors Povilas Makauskas, Monika Klimaitė, Mantas Jančiauskas, Eglė Kižaitė, Aleksandr Špilevoj and Giedrė Kriaučionytė. Building on an original inspiration the participants of theatre workshops will try new methods of creation, while the viewers of the plays will learn about the attitude of the young theatre generation towards the theme of Lithuanian identity.

After the previews of short plays an open discussion between the creators and the viewers will take place, it will be hosted by the theatrologists Kristina Steiblytė and Kamilė Žičkytė.

Wednesday, 14th March

7:00 pm “Young Theatre Days” guests: “ŽVĖRIŠKA MEILĖ” (BESTIAL LOVE) (directed by Mārcis Lācis, Latvia)
One-act play| DIRTY DEAL TEATRO, Latvia
The Culture Factory, Multifunctional Hall | R16 | 75`  

Playwrights: Jānis Joņevs, Anete Konste
Directed by: Mārcis Lācis
Choreographer: Katrīna Albuže
Light artist: Jūlija Bondarenko
Scenography: Kristiāns Brekte
Composer: Matīss Runtulis
Cast: Ivars Krasts, Klāvs Mellis, Marija Linarte

The play is based on the stories of playwrights Janis Jonevs and Anete Konste where the main characters – people or animals – are involved in a variety of relationships, mutual co-dependence, and passion. The piece deliberately deals with the extremities of the co-existence of the humans and the beasts. A beast within a human and a human within a beast – do we really know where the former begins and the latter ends?

After the play the meeting of the creative group and the viewers will be held, the discussion will be hosted by the theatrologist Kristina Steiblytė.

NOTE:
The play will be performed in Latvian, but at viewers’ convenience, a simultaneous interpretation into Lithuanian will be organized. It will be available on your smartphones, therefore we recommend you to bring your own headphones.

All you need to do before the event:

-Charge the battery of your phone;
-Download Interactio app. You can find it at App Store or Google Play Store;
Links: Android, Apple
-Right before the play connect to the venue’s Wi-Fi;
-Connect your headphones to your smartphone;
-Open the app and enter the event code: jtdienos;
-Hit the button “Play”.

Headphones will be available at the venue.
Make sure you arrive 20 minutes before the play. Before the event the organizers will help you to download the apps and, if you have any questions, they will explain how to use them.

Thursday, 15th March

6:00 pm “Young Theatre Days” arena: SHORT PLAYS
Open preview of theatre workshop pieces
Švyturys Arena | 120` | free entry

Original performances of young professionals presented at “Young Theatre Days” theatre workshops have reached the level of theatrical etude and will become short plays in the festival this year. During the open previews of workshop pieces, the audience of Klaipėda will have a chance to meet promising artists, to look deeper into the original theme of the festival, as well as to get acquainted with the contemporary theatre in a non-conventional space.

The theme of “Young Theatre Days” workshops: creating theatrical pieces through unique means of inspiration. This year the creators will seek inspiration in various works of Lithuanian authors. The texts, paintings and musical pieces selected especially for the festival will become the starting point for the theatre. During the previews of workshop pieces, the teams consisting of professional directors, actors, scenographers, and playwrights will deliver their short plays. Six separate performances can be watched as a series of plays as well as independent performances, so the viewers are free to join the previews as well as to leave them whenever they want.

The workshops which will take place in the spaces of Švyturys Arena will gather young directors Povilas Makauskas, Monika Klimaitė, Mantas Jančiauskas, Eglė Kižaitė, Aleksandr Špilevoj and Giedrė Kriaučionytė. Building on an original inspiration the participants of theatre workshops will try new methods of creation, while the viewers of the plays will learn about the attitude of the young theatre generation towards the theme of Lithuanian identity.

After the previews of short plays an open discussion between the creators and the viewers will take place, it will be hosted by the theatrologists Kristina Steiblytė and Kamilė Žičkytė.

Friday, 16th March

7:00 pm “Young Theatre Days” drama: “KETURI” (FOUR) (directed by K. Gudmonaitė)
One-act play | Kaunas National Drama Theatre
The Culture Factory, Multifunctional Hall | R16 | 70`|  

Based on the passages from the novel of V. Pelevin “Chapayev and Void”.
Directed by: Kamilė Gudmonaitė.
Scenographer and costume designer: Barbora Šulniūtė.
Cast: Mantas Zemleckas, Danas Kamarauskas, Gytis Laskovas.
Translated from Russian by Rimantas Vanagas.

Play “4” is based on an extract from a cult novel by V. Pelevin “Chapayev and Void”. According to the author, it is the first novel in world literature the action of which takes place in the absolute void. The interpretation of the director Kamilė Gudmonaitė comprises the flight of ideas, irony, and paradoxes, where contemporary reality intervenes with the mythology of Oriental cultures, and the low culture of the streets with the spiritual contemplation. Is this world real? How can we indulge in the eternal pleasure? Can we escape from the illusion of self-awareness? The play is imbued with Buddhistic ideas of illusionistic view of the world, the language is simple.

After the play the meeting of the creative group with the viewers will be held, the discussion will be hosted by the theatrologists Kristina Steiblytė and Goda Dapšytė.
The play contains strong language (R16) and a significant quantity of smoke effects.
The noises produced by: Perkūno Oželis.
United project with “Utopia” theatre.
The project is partially funded by Lithuanian Council for Culture.
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Saturday, 17th March

12:00 am “Young Theatre Days” theme: “HOW TO CULTIVATE YOUR CREATIVITY”
Lecture/Activity | hosted by the playwright Gabrielė Labanauskaitė-Diena
The Culture Factory, Seminar Hall | 90` | free entry

At the meeting with Gabrielė Labanauskaitė-Diena we will discuss how we can cultivate our creativity, develop our imagination, and even our will, as any kind of work requires not only inspiration but also determination and effort.

Gabrielė Labanauskaitė-Diena is a playwright, who gives lectures at Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre and is about to publish her book “Dramatika”, dedicated to the research on the contemporary playwright. The best-known plays of Gabrielė in Lithuania are: „Raudoni batraiščiai“ (Red Shoelaces), „Žalgirės“, librettos – “Į švyturį” (To the Lighthouse), “Honey, Moon”, etc. The author takes interest in topics dealing with mutual understanding, tolerance, identity, as well as in relevant and important social questions.

2:00 pm “Young Theatre Days” cinema: SHORT FILMS
Open preview of cinema workshop pieces
The Culture Factory, Cinema Hall | 60` | free entry

Cinema workshops are added to this year’s programme of “Young Theatre Days”. The previous festivals introduced some short films of young Lithuanian cinema directors, while this year they will be made during the festival. The makers of cinema will spend the whole week in Klaipėda and will seek inspiration in the works of Lithuanian authors – the texts, paintings, and music. The screenplays based on this inspiration will be turned into films with the cast of the participants of “Young Theatre Days” theatre workshops. The audience of “Young Theatre Days” cinema preview will have a chance to see a spontaneous, youthful and original cinema production, as well as to be the first viewers of the unveiling of short films.

Saturday, 17th March

6:00 pm “Young Theatre Days” dance: “DIALOGUE BETWEEN B AND B”
Dance performance | Greta Grinevičiūtė and Agnietė Lisičkinaitė
The Culture Factory, Multifunctional Hall | 60` | 

Choreographers and performers: Greta Grinevičiūtė and Agnietė Lisičkinaitė
Composer: Artūras Bumšteinas
Playwright: Sigita Ivaškaitė
Scenographer and costume designer: Laura Darbutaitė
Directors of video editing: Jonas Tertelis, Greta Grinevičiūtė
ŠLight artist: Povilas Laurinaitis

Agnietė Lisičkinaitė and Greta Grinevičiūtė is a couple of active artists of the young generation who first appeared on a professional stage of dance in 2012; in 2013 they both performed in a play of contemporary dance “Hora lupus”/Vilko valanda” (Wolf Hour) of their course leader A. Naginevičiūtė. The dancers are invited to dance in the works of famous Lithuanian choreographers, however, they also develop their own individual artistic concepts.

When Agnietė and Greta decided to create a new dance performance they invited two girls – B and B. What for? Why? For the purpose of investigation, say the choreographers. But B and B have become more prominent in this piece, haven’t they? Is it fair to exploit these innocent creatures? Who actually are B and B?
...Here they are: B&B are coming to the theatre...

Young choreographers and dancers A. Lisičkinaitė and G. Grinevičiūtė present their first common work. After a long investigation and playing with B&B girls, the artists go on the stage not only to speak about things which are relevant to every young woman, a creator, a student with a desire to become an independent artist, but to find out for themselves and to reveal it to others what is it that holds them back from becoming open-minded in both everyday life and in the theatre.

On 23rd September 2016 dance performance “Dialogue between B and B” was presented to the audience of Cork (Ireland), at Firkin Crane Home of Dance. The idea of the performance was born in this city during the Blank Canvas dance residence, after which the artists decided to further develop the journey of these two characters and to take it to the theatre stage.

After the performance the creative group will meet the viewers, the discussion will be hosted by the theatrologists Kristina Steiblytė and Goda Dapšytė.

Saturday, 17th March

9:00 pm “Young Theatre Days” music: the concert of the band GARBANOTAS BOSISTAS
RAKETA social club

The pride of Lithuanian alternative stage – this is how “Garbanotas bosistas” is described by the musicologists. The band founded almost ten years ago by two brothers was soon appreciated by the fans and now they actively perform not only in Lithuania but at international festivals as well. Several years ago the musicians, who combine neo-psychedelic rock with indie folk rock, were recognized as the best alternative music band in Lithuania at M.A.M.A. awards. The audience will have a chance to see it for themselves at the closing party of the festival “Young Theatre Days”.