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Oskaras Korsunovas

Oskaras Korsunovas was born in 1969 in Vilnius. From 1988 to 1994 he studied in the Music Academy of Lithuania as a theatre director, under direction of Jonas Vaitkus.  In 1997 he started to teach in the Music Academy of Lithuania and is now teaching masters studies. In 1990 he worked as a stage director in the State Academic Drama Theatre (now the National Drama Theatre). In 1999 together with composer Gintaras Sodeika and Martynas Budraitis he created the Oskaras Korsunovas Theatre.

Performances include:
There to Be Here after Daniil Kharms in 1990; The Old Woman after a short story by Daniil Kharms, 1992; Hello Sonya New Year after Alexander Vvedensky's play Christmas at the Ivanovy's, 1994; The Old Woman 2 after D. Kharms, 1994;  Elizaveta Bam after Daniil Kharms in Germany, 1993; The Flying Dutchman by R.Wagner at the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre, 1995; Elizaveta Bam after D. Kharms in Poland, 1998; P.S. File O.K. after a play written by Sigitas Parulskis, 1997; Roberto Zucco by Bernard-Marie Koltes, Lithuanian national drama theatre, 1998; Shopping and Fucking by Mark Ravenhill, Oskaras Korsunovas Theatre, 1999; A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare, 1999.

Fireface by Marius von Mayenburg, OKT, Frankfurt am Oder, 2000; The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov, OKT, France, 2000; Sanatorium under Hourglass by Bruno Shultz, Poland, 2001; We are not cookies based on works by Daniil Kharms and Alexander Vvedensky, Oslo national drama theatre Norway, 2001; Parasites by Marius von Mayenburg, OKT, Vilnius 2001; Crave by Sarah Kane, OKT, Vilnius 2002.  Oedipus Rex by Sophocles, OKT, Duisburg-Salzburg-Zuerich-Vilnius, 2002; Winter by Jon Fosse, Oslo national drama theatre Norway, 2003; Cleansed by Sarah Kane, Stockholm national drama theatre-Theater "Elverket", 2003; Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, OKT, Berlin-Avignon-Vilnius-Niu Haven, 2003; The Cold Child by Marius von Mayenburg, Klaipeda Drama Theatre, 2004; Contemporary opera Cantio by Vykintas Baltakas and Sharon Lynn Joyce, Munich Biennale-OKT, 2004.

Awards include:
1990 Fringe First at the Edinburgh International Theatre Festival for There to Be Here, 1991 Special prize at the Torun International Theatre Festival for There to Be Here, 1993 Prize for the best director's work at the St. Petersburg International Theatre Festival for There to Be Here and The Old Woman, 1993 Prize at the Sevastopol International Theatre Festival for There to Be Here, 1993 Prize by the magazine 'St. Petersburg Theatre Review' for There to Be Here, 1994 Prize from the Lithuanian Theatre Union for Hello Sonya New Year, 1995 'The Bank of Scotland Herald Angels' prize at the Edinburgh International Theatre Festival for Hello Sonya New Year, 1995 Lithuanian Theatre Award 'Kristoforas' for the best young artist for the trilogy: There to Be Here, The Old Woman, Hello Sonya New Year.

1997 Special prize at the Riga Theatre Festival for P.S. File O.K., 1998 Prize at the Torun International Theatre Festival for the best young director for Old Woman 2, 2000 Lithuanian Theatre Award 'Kristoforas' for the best director for Shopping and Fucking and A Midsummer Night's Dream, 2000 2nd award at the Torun International Theatre Festival for A Midsummer Night's Dream, 2001 European Theatre Unions award 'Europe Theatre Prize for New Theatrical Realities', 2001 Best young director prize at the MESS Festival, Sarajevo, for The Master and Margarita, 2002 'Young Directors Project Award' at Salzburg International Theatre Festival for Oedipus Rex, 2002 The Lithuanian National Prize of Culture and Art for Oedipus Rex, 2003 Critic's prize at the MESS Festival, Sarajevo, for Oedipus Rex, 2004 The Lithuanian Institute award, 2004 Lithuanian Theatre Award for Romeo and Juliet and Cold Child, 2004 'Mira Trailovic' Grand Prix at Belgrade International Theatre Festival for Romeo and Juliet.

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The Most Excellent & Lamentable Tragedy of Romeo & Juliet

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