Eimuntas Nekrosius is a Lithuanian theatre director acclaimed by critics nationally and internationally. Belonging to the post-World War II generation of Eastern European directors, Nekrosius established his career during the tenure of the Soviet Socialist Regime and remains the most prominent metteur en scene in contemporary Lithuania. Nekrosius and his company of actors invent energetic movement sequences and poignant images where gestures and actions enhance or frame the text. This progressive mainstream theatre crosses cultural boundaries and does t depend on sociopolitical persuasions for its success. By creating invative and alternative productions of globally recognized literary classics, such as Chekhov, Gogol, Pushkin, and Shakespeare, Nekrosius is one of the great directors of this century.
The Author: Ludvika Apinyte Popenhagen is a theatre artist and a scholar. In France, her training and performances include work with Jacques Lecoq, Ariane Mnouchkine, Edouard Molinaro, and Monika Pagneux. Following a Ph.D. in dramatic art from the University of California, Santa Barbara, Dr. Popenhagen taught at the University of Kansas. Currently, Dr. Popenhagen teaches at the National Institute of Dramatic Art. Her other publications include studies of Australian and French actors, directors, and playwrights.