Lithuanian Week in the Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre

Lithuanian Week is yet another festival in the Theatres of Europe cycle, organised by the Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre and Theatrum Gedanense Foundation on 6-12 October 2017

So far the Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre hosted and ogranised such events in the scheme of “Theatres of Europe” cycle as: British Week, Flemish Week, Georgian Week, Romanian Week, German and Ukrainian Weeks.

The Lithuanian festival is focused mostly on theatre, it we will host productions of the most outstanding Lithuanian directors: Eimuntas Nekrošius, Oskaras Koršunovas and Rimas Tuminas, who will interpret classical drama authors: Alexander Pushkin, Thomas Bernhard and Antoni Chekhov. There is also an interesting offer for small children – Dansema theatre will present a colourfull performance for the children aged 0 to 3 years.

The programme also includes films, literary meetings, workshops and an exhibition.




Boris Godunov by Alexander Pushkin

Lithuanian National Drama Theater in Vilnius | 6 October 2017, 18:00, 3h 30min
dir. by Eimuntas Nekrošius


Minetti by Thomas Bernhard

Small Theatre of Vilnius | 8 October 2017, 19:00, 1h 30min
dir. by Rimas Tuminas


The Seagull by Antoni Chekhov

OKT / Vilnius City Theatre | 10 October 2017, 19:00, 2h 50min
dir. by Oskaras Koršunovas



Dansema Theatre | 12 October 2017, 11:00, 35 min + 15 min interaction with an audience
choreography: Birutė Banevičiūtė
dance performance for children aged 0 to 3




Masks and Shadows

Lithuanian theatre in Dmitrij Matvejev’s photographs |Opening 6 October, 17:00,
exhibition open every day until 12 October, from 14:00 to 19:00


Literary meeting: Nijolė Miliauskaitė and the voices of other women in contemporary Lithuanian poetry

meeting with Polish translators of Lithuanian female potry – Alina Kuzborska and Agnieszka Rembiałkowska | 7 October, 15:00


Eimuntas Nekrošius

Pushing the Horizon Further – docummentary about the director E. Nekrošius | 7 October, 17:00


Back to Your Arms

Film | 8 October, 17:00 | presentation in the Instytut Kultury Miejskiej


The Summer of Sangaile

Film | 9 October, 19:00 | presentation in the Instytut Kultury Miejskiej



Film preview (first public presentation in Poland) | 11 October, 19:00 | GTS


Literary meeting: Kornelijus Platelis

Meeting with Lithuanian poet Kornelijus Platelis and Polish translator of his works Adam Pomorski | 12 October, 18:00


Lithuanian short films

12 October, 19:00 | presentation in the Instytut Kultury Miejskiej


The Lithuanian Week is organised by Gdański Teatr Szekspirowski and Fundacja Theatrum Gedanense in cooperation with Cultural Attache of the Republic of Lithuania and Lithuanian Cultural Institute.

Partners of the event are: Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania and Lithuanian Cultural Council.

The Lithuanian Week has been financially supported by the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.