It all started one beautiful evening in Switzerland. In the mountains (approximately 2000 metres over the sea level), near the town of Lugano. The sky was full of stars and Roberts was sitting in front of the mountain house, drinking cheap beer and fantasising about what he could do about his future. He had already finished youth basketball school of Riga “Jugla”, art school in Kekava, was going to Erasmus workshops (also one in Romania), but nothing felt correct. His choices were good, but nothing that he was losing his sleep over. After watching the stars fall (for the first time in his life), probably one of them fell to his mind or he finally figured everything out! He would become a Theatre or Cinema director! Ever since then, nothing has changed.
After graduating high school he was lucky, because that year in Latvian Academy of Culture they were taking on new course of theatre directors. Not really knowing anything except that he will become a theatre director, he applied and after the examinations he was one of eleven lucky people that got in!
There he started his studies under the great guidance of one of the greatest Latvian theatre directors and teachers, Māra Ķimele, and one of the best directors right now, Elmārs Seņkovs. Thanks to his full experience, he quickly realised that everything goes down to how much you work. So he was studying hard and every single time when he had free time, which rarely ever happened, he was looking for opportunities to learn more. So all of the summers he has spent as assistant to directors in Valmiera Theatre Festivall. He was lucky to be assistant to Viesturs Meikšāns in contemporary opera UnknownUnknown, Toms Treinis in performance for children The yard comes to life, Valters Sīlis documental performance about Latvian National Football team going to European Championship first and hopefully not the last time in its history Victory is just a moment.
Also in the Academy he has made works with literature geniuses like Alfred Jarry, William Shakespeare, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Rūdolfs Blaumanis and Rainis.
In 2 months time, he will be graduating from the Academy, and he will make his first full length performance. So, this is just the beginning…