Participant Profile

Aiste Ptakauskaite

Lithuania
Vilnius
Theater

CalArts specializes in interdisciplinary, contemporary art and encourages students to respond to the complexity of political, social and aesthetic questions with informed, independent judgment. Ms. Ptakauskaitė attended playwriting, acting, directing and dramaturgy classes and participated in discussions and readings. She worked closely with Erik Ehn at CalArts and with the Center Theater Group to develop techniques and ideas for new work. She was introduced to the LA theatrical community and dramaturged a script by the award-winning young playwright Ameenah Kaplan. Students, faculty and artists benefited from her expertise on scripts, social history and international arts networks.