Cezaris Graužinis

Cezaris Graužinis was born in Vilnius, on October 21, 1967. In 1990, he graduated from Lunacharsky State Institute for Theatre Arts in Moscow (the course of Andrey Goncharov and Mark Zakharov). The director has been working for various Lithuanian and foreign theatres since 1989. In 1992, Cezaris Graužinis studied the subtleties of the Suzuki Method with Suzuki Company of Toga (SCOT, Japan). He has been giving lectures at the Lithuanian Music Academy (renamed to the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre in 2004) since 1994. Also, Graužinis was employed as a guest lecturer at the Malmö (Sweden, 1997-2002) and Helsinki (2000) Theatre Academies. Cezaris Graužinis established an independent theatre company The Lithuanian New Generation Theatre Community in 1996, and later, in 2003, founded The Cezaris Group. In 2007-2009, he worked as the art director of the Helsinki theatre Viirus. Since 2016, Cezaris Graužinis has been working as the art director of the Drama School of the Patras Municipal and Regional Theatre (Greece). His earlier works include, inter alia: Hunger (Norwegian: Sult) by Knut Hamsun, Hanjo by Yukio Mishima, Woyzeck by Georg Büchner, The Mysteries of Love (French: Les Mystères de l'amour) by Roger Vitrac.



2000 The Trial (German: Der Process) by Franz Kafka (Helsinki Theatre Academy)

2000 Neighbour (Lith.: Kaimynas) by Marius Ivaškevičius (State Youth Theatre)

2001 Three Sisters (Russian: Три сeстры) by Anton Chekhov (Malmö Theatre Academy, Sweden)

2002 Macbeth by William Shakespeare (the Faroe Islands)

2003 Hamlet by William Shakespeare (Theatre Terrier, Malmö, Sweden)

2003 The Uncle’s Dream (Russian: Дядюшкин сон) based on the work by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (Helsinki Small Theatre, Finland)

2003 The Arabian Night (German: Die arabische Nacht) by Roland Schimmelpfennig (Theatre and Cinema Information and Education Centre, Cezaris Group)

2003 The Uncle’s Dream (Russian: Дядюшкин сон) based on the work by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (State Youth Theatre)

2004 For a Better World (German: Für Eine Bessere Welt) by Roland Schimmelpfennig (Audronis Liuga Production, Cezaris Group)

2004 The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare (State Youth Theatre)

2005 The Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare (Swedish National Theatre in Helsinki, Finland)

2005 Attempts on Her Life by Martin Crimp (Audronis Liuga Production, Cezaris Group)

2005 No Return based on the work by Franz Kafka (Theatre Viirus, Helsinki, Finland)

2006 Dafnis and Chloe by Longus (Theatre Poreia, Athens)

2007 Day of Lithuania (Lith.: Lietuvos diena) by Cezaris Graužinis (Audronis Liuga Production, Cezaris Group)

2007 Caligula by Albert Camus (Theatre Viirus, Helsinki, Finland)

2008 Waiting for Godot (Athens & Epidaurus Festival)

2009 Kisses, Oscar (Lith.: Bučiuoju, Oskaras) based on the play Oscar and the Lady in Pink (French: Oscar et la dame rose) by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt (Theatre Domino)

2009 Everything or Nothing (Lith.: Viskas arba nieko) (Cezaris Group)

2009 King Lear by William Shakespeare (Theatre Współczesny, Wrocław, Poland)

2009 Zorba, the True Story (Lith.: Zorba (tikras pasakojimas)) (National Theatre of Greece, Athens)

2010 De Sade to Justine (Lith.: De Sadas - Žiustinai) (Theatre Eksarcheion, Athens, Greece)

2010 Distant Horizons (Lith.: Nutolę toliai) (Cezaris Group)

2011 Déjà vu based on the work by Franz Kafka (National Theatre of Northern Greece, Thessaloniki)

2011 LAI LAI LAI (Cezaris Group)

2012 And Everything Will be Fine Again (Lith.: Ir vėl viskas bus gerai) based on the play The Madwoman of Chaillot (French: La Folle de Chaillot) by Jean Giraudoux (Lithuanian National Drama Teatre)

2012 Oedipus the King (Ancient Greek: Οδίπους Τύραννος) by Sophocles (Theatre of Epidaurus, Athens, Greece)

2013 The Surprise of Love (French: La Surprise de l'amour) based on the work by Pierre Carlet de Marivaux (Caesar Group)

2013 Wild Seed (Greek: Άγριος σπόρος) based on the work by Yiannis Tsiros (Theatre Aristoteleion, Thessaloniki, Greece)

2014 Doctor Faustus on the work by Christopher Marlowe (Caesar Group)

2015 Julius Caesar based on the work by William Shakespeare (Athens and Epidaurus Festival, Greece)

2015 Job (Ilisia-Volanaki, Athens)

2016 Tamošius Without a Hat (Lith.: Tamošius Bekepuris) based on the work by Kazys Binkys (Caesar Group)

2016 Seven against Thebes (Greek: Ἑπτὰ ἐπὶ Θήβας) based on the work by Aeschylus (National Theatre of Northern Greece, Thessaloniki)

2016 Hunchbacked Love (Lith.: Kuprota meilė) based on the work by Ignas Šeinius (Caesar Group)

2018 Agamemnon (Greek: γαμέμνων) based on the work by Aeschylus (Athens and Epidaurus Festival, Greece)