Povilas Gaidys

Povilas Gaidys was born in Subačius, on May 24, 1937. In 1958, he completed his studies in the Mastery of Acting at Lithuanian State Conservatoire, and in 1963, in Directing at Lunacharsky State Institute for Theatre Arts in Moscow. Povilas Gaidys has been employed as a director (chief director till 1998) and actor at the Klaipėda Drama Theatre since 1963. In 1998-2001, he was also appointed the head of the theatre. Gaidys worked as the art director of the theatre from 2001 to 2016. The artist gave lectures at the Klaipėda faculties of the Lithuanian Academy of Music (former Lithuanian Conservatoire till 1991) in 1971-1995; a professor. Povilas Gaidys has created and performed numerous roles both in theatre and films. In 1979, the artist was granted the LSSR State Prize. In 2002, the director was awarded the Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas (Officer's Cross). His earlier works include, inter aliaThe King Stag (Italian: Il Re Cervo) by Carlo Gozzi, Oedipus the King (Ancient Greek: Οἰδίπους Τύραννος) by Sophocles, Mindaugas by Justinas Marcinkevičius, The Bathhouse (Russian: Баня) by Vladimir Mayakovsky, Mažvydas by Justinas Marcinkevičius, Elephant (Russian: Слон) by Aleksandr Kopkov, The Two Gentlemen of Verona by William Shakespeare, Proletarian Mill of Happiness (Russian: Пролетарская мельница счастья) by Viktor Merezhko, Samogitian Shepherd (Lith.: Žemaičių piemuo) by Kazys Saja.



2001 Mr Puntila and his Man Matti (German: Herr Puntila und sein Knecht Matti) by Bertolt Brecht (Klaipėda Drama Theatre)

2002 Liliom by Ferenc Molnár (Klaipėda Drama Theatre)

2003 Quartet by Ronald Harwood (Klaipėda Drama Theatre)

2005 The Dinner Party by Neil Simon (Klaipėda Drama Theatre)

2006 The Libertine (French: Le Libertin) by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt (Klaipėda Drama Theatre)

2008 One-Act Mono Play for Starting Actor (Lith.: Vienaveiksmė monopjesė pradedančiam aktoriui) by Justas Tertelis (Klaipėda Drama Theatre)

2008 Oscar and the Lady in Pink (French: Oscar et la dame rose) by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt (Klaipėda Drama Theatre)

2010 Sentimental Tectonics (French: La tectonique des sentiments) by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt (Klaipėda Drama Theatre)

2011 Arsenic and Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring (Klaipėda Drama Theatre)

2013 The Butler Did it based on the work by Peter Marks, Walter Marks (Klaipėda Drama Theatre)

2014 4000 Miles based on the work by Amy Herzog (Klaipėda Drama Theatre)

2016 Christmas at the Cupiello's (Italian: Natale in casa Cupiello) based on the work by Eduardo De Filippo (Klaipėda Drama Theatre)

2017 Elza's Land (Russian: Земля Эльзы) based on the work by Yaroslava Pulinovich (Klaipėda Drama Theatre)