Composer Imants Kalnins will receive the “Players’ Night” award for lifetime contribution

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Composer Imants Kalnins will receive the “Players’ Night” award for lifetime contribution

This year, the procedure for nominating nominees for the “Players’ Night” awards has been significantly changed, as theaters were closed to spectators during an emergency situation.

The board of LTDS has decided to entrust each theater with the nomination of four new productions of the season, which will participate in the “Players’ Night” competition. The winners will be announced at the closing ceremony of the “Players’ Night” on November 23 at the Daile Theater.

The performances are evaluated by a jury commission, which will include a theater critic and scientist, chairwoman of the jury Zane Radzobe, theater critic and scientist Edīte Tišheizere, theater critic Juta Ance Ķirķis, theater critic and cultural journalist Undīne Adamaite and theater critic

The director Laura Groza has been entrusted with the production of the “Players’ Night” award ceremony, the script will be created by Mārtiņš Meiers, the scenography will be entrusted by Mārtiņš Vilkārsis, and the musical director will be Juris Vaivods. The lighting artist of the ceremony will be Oskars Pauliņš, the costume designer will be Ilze Vītoliņa, the video artist will be “8”, and the producer will be Asnate Siliņa.

The performances and events of last season’s “Players’ Night” competition at Daile Theater are directed by “Doctor” by Gata Šmits, “Smiļģis” by Viesturs Kairišs, “Degunradži” by Ildiko Gāšpārs, “Zemdegas” by Dmitrijs Petrenko.

Daugavpils Theater has staged the production “Samson’s Journey” directed by Endīne Bērziņš, “Animal Farm” by Viesturs Roziņš, “Kaija-1” and “Kaija-2” by Oļegs Šapošņikovs.

“Dirty Deal Teatro” has staged the production “Listen” directed by Valters Sīlis, the production “Walk through the Arcade of Triumph”, the author of the idea of ​​which is Reinis Suhanovs, and co-author – Līga Zepa, “Triptych: Jack the Archer, Skittles “Conclave” directed by Klava Kristaps Košin.

Ģertrūdes Street Theater has staged the production “Lost Songs” directed by Andrejs Jarovojs, “You Have Burned Your Ears” directed by Liena Šmukste and the play “Krēsls” directed by Jarovoja.

The New Riga Theater, on the other hand, has staged a production of “Chrysanthemums” directed by Gatas Šmits, “Klāvas auntes kiss” directed by Uldis Tīrons and “Dublinians on Miera Street” directed by Pēteris Krilovs.

Theater troupe “Kvadrifrons” has staged the production “Suffering Round” directed by Klāvs Mellis, “Nēmiz pal!” and “B_Ž_S” directed by Reina Botter.

In its turn, the Latvian Puppet Theater has staged the production “Aunt of Dill” directed by Edgars Kaufeld, “Death in the Shadow” directed by Rūdolfs Apse, “Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table” directed by Edgars Niklasons and the production “Kiosk” directed by Vija Blouse.

The Latvian National Theater has staged the production “Dream of a Summer Night” directed by Elmars Senkovs, the production “Riests” directed by Sīlis and the production “Born Yesterday” directed by Ināra Sluckas.

Liepāja Theater has staged the production “Malыš” and “1,000,000 Good Things” directed by Dmitrijs Petrenko, “Demons” directed by Viesturs Meikšāns and the production “Upe” directed by Kristīne Brīniņa.

In turn, Mikhail Chekhov’s Riga Russian Theater has staged the production “Event in Vichy City” and “Bridge Riga-Hollywood” directed by Sergei Golomazov, “Mom” directed by Sluck, “paraDIZZY” directed by Inga Krasovska.

Rezekne Theater “Joriks” has staged the production “Seagull” and “My Neighbor’s Jew” directed by Mārtiņš Eihes and the production “Nekas” directed by Jānis Znotins.

Valmiera Drama Theater has staged the production “Family” directed by Reina Sukhanov, “Long Tram” directed by Freiberg, the production “Next Spring” directed by Tomas Treiņš and “Good People” directed by Inese Mičule.

Vorobjovs pointed out that in addition to these nominated performances, the jury also evaluated the performances of the 2021 Valmiera Summer Theater Festival, the performances of diploma works of the Latvian Academy of Culture and other independent theaters.

In September 2021, the board of LTDS has also approved the new composition of the “Players’ Night” jury commission for the 2021/2022 season. Theater critic and scientist, chairwoman of the jury Tišheizere, theater scientist, deputy chairman of the jury Līga Ulberte, theater critic and journalist of Latvian Television culture Henrieta Verhoustinska, theater critic and scientist Radzobe, cultural critic Bonate.

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