Rolandas Atkočiūnas

Rolandas Atkočiūnas was born in Kaunas, on August 16, 1961. In 1989, he graduated from Boris Shchukin State Theatre Institute in Moscow and, subsequently, worked in theatres of Moscow. In 1992, the artist founded the Kaunas Small Theatre and worked as its art director. In 1994-1995, Rolandas Atkočiūnas was employed as the art director of the Šiauliai Drama Theatre; in 1995-1998, he was also the head of the theatre, and from 1998 to 2001, the artist worked as a director for this theatre. During the period of 2004-2008, he worked as the art director of the John the Baptist Festival in Zapyškis. In 2005-2008, Rolandas Atkočiūnas was the art director of the Liepaja Drama Theatre in Latvia and of the Juozas Miltinis Drama Theatre in Panevėžys in 2011-2012. His earlier works include, inter aliaMiss Julie (Swedish: Fröken Julie) by August Strindberg, Čičinskas by Kostas Ostrauskas, Henry IV (Italian: Enrico IV) by Luigi Pirandello, No Exit (French: Huis Clos) by Jean-Paul Sartre.


Recent Theatre Works:

2000 Unfinished Play (Fatherless) based on Fatherless (Russian: Безотцовщина) by Anton Chekhov (Klaipėda Drama Theatre)

2000 The Lady without Camellias by Terence Rattigan (Šiauliai Drama Theatre)

2002 Monsieur A by Yv Jamiaque (Klaipėda Drama Theatre)

2002 The Double Bass (German: Der Kontrabaß) by Patrick Süskind (Kaunas Youth Chamber Theatre)

2003 Idiot’s Mass based on the novel The Idiot (Russian: Идиот) by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (Theatre Projects, Kaunas)

2003 WWW.PRISILIETIMAS.NET based on the play Closer by Patrick Marber (State Youth Theatre)

2003 The Real Thing by Tom Stoppard (Juozas Miltinis Drama Theatre)

2004 The Crucible by Arthur Miller (Kaunas State Academic Drama Theatre)

2005 Pyjamas for Six (French: Pyjamas pour six) by Marc Camoletti (Juozas Miltinis Drama Theatre)

2006 Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama’s Hung you in the Closet and I’m Feelin’ So Sad by Arthur Kopit (Liepāja Town Theatre)

2006 No Exit (French: Huis Clos) based on the work by Jean-Paul Sartre (Liepāja Theatre, Latvia)

2006 The Woman from the Past (German: Die Frau von früher) by Roland Schimmelpfennig (Juozas Miltinis Drama Theatre)

2007 CV (Curriculum vitae) based on the work by Anton Chekhov (Liepāja Theatre, Latvia)

2007 All About Men (Croatian: Sve o Muškarcima) based on the work by Miro Gavran (Liepāja Theatre, Latvia)

2008 The Dinner of Idiots (French: Le Dîner de cons) by Francis Veber (Klaipėda Drama Theatre)

2008 Arabian Night (German: Die arabische Nacht) based on the work by Roland Schimmmelpfennig (Liepāja Theatre, Latvia)

2008 All About Women (Croatian: Sve o ženama) based on the work by Miro Gavran (Liepāja Theatre, Latvia)

2008 My Wife's Name Is Maurice (French: Ma femme s'appelle Maurice) based on the work by Raffy Shart (Latvian Dailes Theatre, Riga)

2009 Locusts (Serbian: Skakavci) by Biljana Srbljanovič (Kaunas State Drama Theatre)

2009 Pyjamas for Six (French: Pyjama pour six) based on the work by Marc Camoletti (Liepāja Theatre, Latvia)

2009 Party has Finished (Lith.: Baigtas balius) based on the work by Nikolai Erdman (Liepāja Theatre, Latvia)

2009 I'm Not Rappaport based on the work by Herb Gardner (Riga Russian Theatre, Latvia)

2009 Partners in Crime (French: Petits crimes conjugaux) based on the work by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt (Latvian Dailes Theatre, Riga)

2010 The Fourth Chair (Italian: La quarta sedia) by Tonino Guerra (Kaunas State Drama Theatre)

2010 Code of Versailles (Lith.: Versalio kodas) based on the work by Mikhail Bulgakov (Latvian Dailes Theatre, Riga)

2010 In the Fire (Latvian: Ugunī) based on the work by Rūdolfs Blaumanis (Liepāja Theatre, Latvia)

2010 Ceplis based on the work by Jānis Lūsens (Latvian Dailes Theatre, Riga)

2011 Hour of Lanterns (Lith.: Žibintų valanda) based on the work by Martin McDonagh (Liepāja Theatre, Latvia)

2011 Hanana, Get Up and Go (Lith.: Hanana, kelkis ir eik) based on the play Khanana by German Grekov (Juozas Miltinis Drama Theatre)

2011 It Runs in the Family based on the work by Ray Cooney (Liepāja Theatre, Latvia)

2011 Marriage (Russian: Женитьба) by Nikolai Gogol (Juozas Miltinis Drama Theatre)

2013 Jerusalem based on the work by Jez Butterworth (National Kaunas Drama Theatre)

2013 Hunting Scenes (Lith.: Medžioklės scenos) based on the work by Martin Sperr (Lithuanian National Drama Theatre)

2014 Endangered Species (Czech: Ohrožené druhy) based on the work by Petr Zelenka (State Youth Theatre)

2014 Zoika's Apartment (Russian: Зойкина квартира) based on the work by Mikhail Bulgakov (Lithuanian Russian Drama Theatre)

2014 Rhinoceros (French: Rhinocéros) based on the work by Eugène Ionesco (Kaunas City Chamber Theatre)

2015 Klara's Relationships (German: Klaras Verhältnisse) based on the work by Dea Loher (National Kaunas Drama Theatre)

2016 Animal (Coo Coo) (Latvian: Dzīvnieks Ku ) based on the work by Agnesa Rutkēviča (Lithuanian National Drama Theatre)

2017 Legend about the Great Combinator (Lith.: Legenda apir Didįjį Kombinatorių) based on the work by I. Ilf and J. Petrov (Lithuanian Russian Drama Theatre)