Marius Ivaskevicius

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crossroads:
history, language, myth, stereotype, time
genre(subgenre):
Film (documentary)
Performing Arts (theatre)
Written and spoken word (drama, novel, play, poem)
region:
Europe, Baltic, Europe, Nordic
country/territory:
Lithuania, Sweden
created on:
May 28, 2003
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Marius Ivaskevicius

Article

A Profound Young Playwright Imagines a Different World

Prosewriter and playwright Marius Ivaskevicius was born 1973 in Lithuania and represents the youngest generation of Lithuanian writers.He completed his studies in linguistics in 1997 and has since then been working as a writer and director and for television. His plays and prose have been translated into several languages. Ivaskevicius has worked as an editor for "Julius"; the saturday supplement of the Lithuanian daily "Respublika". In cinema,he has written the screenplay and directed two documentaries; "I Go" and "The Stories of punsk". He is the author of the screenplay "Purple Smoke" which won the main prize at the TransEuroScript in Bucharest, 2001. Ivaskevicius also collaborates internationally in the Intercult project SEAS.
Author: Annika Salomonsson

Works

Close City

Published Written,
2005
A play written by Marius Ivaskevicius. Based on an article about a woman who lived a double life: in Malmo as a wife and mother, and in Copenhagen as a prostitute and drug-addict. To be presented as a reading in Gothenburg, Sweden, at the International Book Fair 31 sept-1 oct.

Madagascar

Production / Performance,
2003
Directed by Rimas Tuminas. Produced by the Vilnius State Small theatre in co-operation with the New Drama Action festival 2003.

The Purple Smoke

Published Written,
2003
Winner of Eureka´s trans-Europe Script Award 2001

Malysh

Production / Performance,
2002
Produced by the Oskaras Korsunovas theatre in co-production with the New Drama Action festival 2001.

8-230, it´s me

Published Written,
2000
Commissioned by the New Drama Action festival 2000.

Short Stories

Published Written,
2000
Includes : Land is nice here and Mindauga´s Dream. translation into English by : Almantas Samalavicius

The Neighbour

Production / Performance,
1998
Staged at the Modern Lithuanian Youth Theatre in 2000. Presented in reading at Avignon Theatre Festival in 2001

Story from the Cloud

Published Written,
1998
This novel is composed of several narrative layers and is a continuation of an unfinished fairytale by the author´s grandmother.The fable-like narrative tells the story of a reshuffled Lithuanian history. The novel offers an interseting concept that no constant image of a present or mythical state exists; space and time are only lifeless past.

Merits

Lithuanian Culture Ministry Award for "Malyash" 2002
Trans-Europe Script 1st prize and grant for
" The Purple Smoke" 2001
Prize for "The Neighbour" , 1998 competition of Modern Lithuanian Dramaturgy

Projects

This artist took part in the following project(s) organized/funded by the culturebase.net partner institutions.

SEAS/Second Wave 2005

(19 January 05 - 19 January 07)

SEAS Events 2004

Baltikum-Adriatico

(26 April 04 - 26 September 04)

SEAS

Baltikum-Adriatico

(01 December 01 - 30 September 05)

Www

The Theatre and Cinema Information and Education c

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Malysh
Malysh II
Malysh III
Madagaskar
Madagaskar II