Rastauskas Rolandas

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Rolandas Rastauskas – poet, playwright, essayist.
He was born 13 October, 1954 in Vilnius.
In 1978 he finished his studies of English language and literature at Vilnius University. He had an internship at National London Theater, “The Traverse” theater in Edinburgh and also at Scarborough Theater. From 1978 till 1986 he worked as an editor at Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre and gave lectures at Vilnius University. In 1986 he moved to Palanga and gave lectures at Klaipėda University. He wrote for “Atgimimas” (1989-1990), “Lietuvos rytas” (1993-2004), “Akiračiai” (2003-2004) and “Verslo klasė” (from 2005). He is a participant of many international cultural projects and conferences.
A member of Lithuanian Writers’ Union since 1990.

B i b l i o g r a p h y :
Albumas: poems. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1987.
Lenktynių aitvaras; Talmantas Žuvėdra: plays. – Vilnius: Vyturys, 1989.
Tinginio raudos: poems. – Vilnius: Regnum, 1992.
Aktorius pasitraukia: third book of poems. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1996.
Kitas pasaulis: collection of essays, 1993–2003. – Vilnius: Apostrofa, 2004, 2013.
Metimas: poems; CD together with A. Gotesman. – Vilnius: Apostrofa, 2006.
Privati teritorija: collection of essays. – Vilnius: Apostrofa, 2009.
Bermudų trikampis: theater stories. – Vilnius: Kultūros meniu, 2011.
Vienišos vėliavos: selected poems. – Vilnius: Lietuvos rašytojų sąjungos leidykla, 2014.
Trečias tomas: essays and other texts. – Vilnius: Apostrofa, 2015.

P l a y s ,   s c r i p t s :
Lenktynių aitvaras: play. – staged at Vilnius Youth Theater, 1971.
Talmantas Žuvėdra: play. – staged at KPI, 1974.
Bermudų trikampis: play. – Vilnius: Veidai, 1987.
Klepsidros sanatorija: script. – Warsaw: Studio Theater, 2001.
Othello?!: script. – Romania, Sibiu: “Radu Stanca” Theater, 2002.
Notturno, arba Bebrų respublika: script. – staged at E. Nekrošius Theater Studio “Meno fortas”, 2002.

T r a n s l a t i o n s :
Jurijus Kovalis. Vasios Kurolesovo nuotykiai: novella (from Russian). – Vilnius: Vyturys, 1986.
Bruno K. Öijer. Kol nuodai veikia: collection of poems (from Swedish, together with L. Ruokytė, G. Grajauskas). – Vilnius: Apostrofa; Kaunas: Knygų naujienos, 2004.
S. Beckett. Teatras: collection of plays (from English, together with others). – Vilnius: Baltos lankos, 2009.

C o - a u t h o r :
Café Tabac: litauiska essäer (in Swedish, together with A. Andriuškevičius, J. Baranova, G. Radvilavičiūtė). – Stockholm: Tranan, 2006.

A w a r d s :
2000 Award of Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania for publications in “Lietuvos rytas”.
2005 Ieva Simonaitytė literary award.
2005 Essay book “Kitas pasaulis” was selected as the most creative book of the year.
2010 Book “Privati teritorija” was included into the list of twelve most creative books of the year and also nominated in the Book of the Year Campaign, Prose section.
2010 National Culture and Art Prize.
2015 Yotvingian Prize for poetry book “Vienišos vėliavos”.