Oskaras Koršunovas is a star of not only Lithuanian but world direction along with such famous creators as Eimuntas Nekrošius and Rimas Tuminas. For the past 20 years every self-respecting theatre forum can’t do without his projects.
Oskaras Koršunovas Theatre started as an independent project in 1998. Nowadays it has got the status of Vilnius City Theatre. On the basis of this theatre annual festival “Sirenos” (one of the most prestigious theatre forums of the Baltic region) is held. Oskaras Koršunovas is a knight of the French Order of Arts and Letters and a holder of a worthy collection of awards, such as prizes at the festivals in Edinburgh, Torun, Saint-Petersburg, Riga, Sarajevo, Belgrade, Lithuanian national theatre prizes and the biggest European theatre prize “Europe for theatre” in nomination “New Theatre Reality”.
“Krapp’s Last Tape” is recollection and thinking of an old man. It is his last effort to catch leaving life and at the same time he knows that the end is inevitable. The main and the only character of the play is Krapp, who listens to the records of his own voice made many years ago and makes a retrospective journey to the past.
The performance is shown in Russian. Krapp’s role is played by Juozas Budraitis - one of the most famous actors of the Soviet time, laureate of the National Lithuanian Award in the field of culture and art, People’s Artist of Lithuania. He played about 100 roles in films and TV productions, but his name is associated with such films as “Nobody Wanted to Die”, “Feelings” (Jausmai) and “Short confession” (Maža išpažintis). Oskaras Koršunovas says that he “would never stage “Krapp’s Last Tape” without Budraitis who perfectly suited the role of Beckket’s symbol because of his age, experience and intelligence”.
«The place of an absolute genius is now forever reserved in Lithuanian theatre for Eimuntas Nekrošius. And the place of a young genius is reserved for Oskaras Koršunovas. Representatives of prestigious theatre forums snatch up his performances as hotcakes. Oskaras Koršunovas lives in perpetual motion, travels from country to country and this is his way of life».
Marina Davydova, newspaper “Izvestiya”
«When you compare the voice in the records with the voice on stage you can’t stop admiring the range of acting skills, articulation and intonation skills, starting from excited tremor to huskiness of a sick old man».
Daina Habdankaitė, Literatūra ir menas