Sveiki sulaukę
('Hello to those who have waited')

The Sveiki Sulaukę performance is a collaborative work of Savva Savelyev and Ingeborga Dapkunaite. The project is based on the real biography of the actress and her memories of Soviet Vilnius. Carefully recreating the details of everyday life, describing the house interior, and introducing each family member to the audience, Dapkunaite creates a lyrical story about childhood. There are also common features of the era: Komsomol membership, the troubled days of the political upheaval in the Lithuanian SSR, the fear that your relatives could be sent into exile; there are also personal memories shared with the viewers. The story about the celebration of Christmas, which, given the peculiarities of the Soviet regime, was something sacred and mysterious, is especially touching.

Creative Team
  • The idea of the play: Ingeborga Dapkunaite, Savva Savelyev
  • Direction, design — Savva Savelyev
  • Actress — Ingeborga Dapkunaite
  • Light Design — Sergey Vasiliev