OSKARS PAULIŅŠ is the lighting designer for the Latvian National Theatre. He has worked in all Latvian theaters as well as the Opera, the Song and Dance Festival, concert halls, exhibition halls, outdoor events and elsewhere. He has also worked in Moscow at the Helikon Opera, Pushkin Theater, Gogol Center, Mayakovsky Theater, and Art Theater. At the moment, his professional résumé includes around 100 productions and his credits in other types of projects are no fewer. He studied lighting design in specialized courses in Saint Petersburg and London but considers his most important teacher to have been Igor Kapustin. Oskars Pauliņš has been nominated for the Latvian theater award Spēlmaņu nakts many times and won four times – for his work on the Latvian National Theater 2013/2014 season’s production of Ezeriņš as well as for his body of work from the 2015/2016 season including Portraits. Wolves and Sheep at the Liepāja Theater, and The Wild Duck, Fire and Night, and Blood Wedding, all at the Latvian National Theater. He has also been awarded for work at different theaters in the 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 seasons. At the Latvian National Opera, he designed the lighting for the opera productions La Cenerentola, Simon Boccanegra, Spēlēju, Dancoju (I Played, I Danced), Le Villi. Gianni Schicchi, The Rake’s Progress, and The Flying Dutchman. At the event competition Eventex, the opening concert 100 Latvijas stāsti 100 minūtēs (100 Latvian Stories in 100 Minutes) of the program Latvijas skolas soma (Latvian Book Bag) was recognized as the world’s best event 2018.