Born 1983 In Kaunas/Lithuania.
Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė works as a filmmaker and theater director in Vilnius/Lithuania. She completed her studies of cinematography and theater directing at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, Vilnius/Lithuania in 2006 and 2008, followed by an MA in screen documentary at Goldsmiths College, University of London, Great Britain in 2013.
In her film and theater works she applies cross-disciplinary experience, avoiding direct synthesis of expressions, while exploring the tension between documentary and fiction. Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė currently works on the creative documentary film Acid Forest. Her previous works in cinema include the experimental documentary K City (Russia, 2005) and the short fiction film Floating (Lithuania, 2006). She performed her directing debut in theater with the performance Hippocampus in Lithuania in 2010. Her most recent collaborative work with Vaiva Grainytė and Lina Lapelytė, a contemporary opera for ten cashiers and piano Have a Good Day! (Lithuania, 2011), is still touring intensively.
Amongst others, this performance won the Globe Teana-Theatre Observation Award in the worldwide competition »Music Theatre Now« as well as the Lithuanian theater award Golden Stage Cross.