Iuri Kakulia

He was born on January 17, 1923, in Kharagauli.

In 1946 he graduated from the Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University and, in 1952, from the RussianGITIS Institute of Theatre Arts, Faculty of Theatre Directing.

He worked at the following theatres:

Konstantine Gamsakhurdia Sokhumi State Drama Theatre (1956-58; 1967-68, as a principal director; 1979-82, as a managing and artistic director); Kutaisi Lado Meskhishvili State Drama Theatre (1962-63, artistic director; 1970-72, managing and artistic director); Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University (1953-55, pedagogue); Akaki Tstereteli Drama Theatre (1979-82, managing and artistic Director); Kote Marjanishvili State Academic Drama Theatre (1964-68, director); Rustavi Theatre (1972-75, principal director; 1989, director); Gori State Drama Theatre (1975-79, managing and artistic Director); Akhmeteli State Drama Theatre (1986-89, principal director); Pantomime Theatre (1988-89, director-general of dramatic actors group ).

Productions at Sokhumi State Drama Theatre include:

I. Chavchanidze, Kind Neighbours and Mameluke (1956); M. Lakerbaia, Danakai (1956); V. Mayakovsky, The Bathhouse (1957) and The Sail (1980); R. Tabukashvili, Secretary of the Raikom (1968); I. Otrechenak, Romeo and Juliet and Fudge (1967); L. Tolstoy, Cossacks (1981). 

Awards:

1996 – Order of Honour;

1985 – People’s Artist of Georgia;

1979 – Kote Marjanishvili Prize;

1978 – A. Popov Medal;

1966 – Honoured Artist of Abkhazia.

Mirian Shvelidze
Kote Mirianashvili
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