Rimas Tuminas

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Rimas Tuminas

Rimas Tuminas (born January 20, 1952, in Kelmė, Lithuania) is lithuanian theatre director. He was awarded the State Prize of Russia in 1999. Since 2007 he has been the Artistic director of the Moscow Vakhtangov theatre. With Tuminas, the Vakhtangov Theatre occupied a leading position among the Russian theaters. In 2011, the theater was recognized as the most visited theater in Moscow.[1]


In 1970-1974 Tuminas studied at the Conservatory of Lithuania. In 1978 he finished GITIS in Moscow (Joseph Tumanov’s directing course). From 1979 he was the director of Lithuanian national drama theatre. In 1990 he founded the Little Theatre of Vilnius.

Since 2012 he has organized the "VASARA" annual festival.

Among his well-known productions are "Eugene Onegin", "Uncle Vanya" and "Masquerade".


  • State Prize of the Russian Federation,[2]
  • Russian Festival of Performing Arts “Golden Mask” Award for Directing Evgenii Onegin (2014),[3]
  • International Stanislavsky Theatre Award,
  • Crystal Turandot Award,
  • Golden Nail Award
  • Order of Friendship (Russia) [4]


  1. ^ Biography at VMT site, accessed 14 October 2014
  2. ^ Указ Президента РФ от 9.06.2000 № 1085
  3. ^ "Лауреаты 2014". Золотая Маска. Российская Национальная Театральная Премия и Фестиваль. Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  4. ^ Указ Президента Российской Федерации от 15 октября 2010 года № 1257 «О награждении государственными наградами Российской Федерации»