On 23 of September'1931 in "Kapitolijus" Cinema Theater in Siauliai, the curtain of Siauliai Drama Theater (the department of the State Theater then) was raised - "Princess Turandot" by Carlo Gozzi under Borisas Dauguvietis direction was performed.
In 1934, the theater's department in Siauliai was renamed - the North Lithuanian Theater and became independent from Kaunas Drama Theater but it was forced to remove to Klaipeda and returned to Siauliai after German occupation of the port in 1939. During 1934-1939, while Borisas Dauguvietis was working in the theater in Klaipeda, Antanas Sutkus came here, later on - Romualdas Juknevicius, the number of professionals and actors from the State Theater had increased. The North Lithuanian Theater cooperated with northern Latvian theaters, a lot of tours were made through Lithuania: during 1931-1939 there were performed 1095 plays in 53 regions. The guest performance in Kaunas during 13th - 16th of May'1937 were especially successful where one of the most interesting plays - "The Hope" by Heyerman staged by Juknevicius was performed.
The new period at Siauliai Drama Theater began in1960 after the graduates of Acting Mastery Department of the National Conservatoire came here. The vigorous stage-managing development is related with such names as Aurelija Ragauskaite - the director of the theater during 1974-1979, Saulius Varnas - with his creative searching during the period of 1980-1988, Gytis Padegimas's stagecraft during 1988-19? In spite of the theater's tradition linked to realistic scene art as comedy and melodrama, Aurelija Ragauskaite resolutely infused the theater with psychological but very poetic-lyric trends and combined it with constructive elements. In the repertoire of the stage-manager dominated the works by Lithuanian authors. Saulius Varnas turned the" wheel" of the theater to the intellectual dramaturgy and the rational, philosophic, conceptual stage-managing and acting. This stage-manager as if continued the tradition of Juozas Miltinis and Panevezys Drama Theater; anybody can't deny his educational contribution by staging original world dramaturgy. Jonas Jurasas' and Jonas Vaitkus' first performances were staged at Siauliai Drama Theater. Since 1996, the stage-manager Rolandas Atkočiūnas has leaded the theater; young stage-manager Cezaris Graužinis and others tried their skills hereas well. In 1997, graduates of the Music Academy (National Conservatoire) enlarged the group of the theater. At present the Art Director of the theater is its actor Sigitas Jakubauskas.
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