Latvian playwrights and dramaturges: current vibes

Linda Rudene


I've found the term "sarcastic romanticism" for my writing style. I am interested in the inner world of today's person in confrontation with modern reality, as well as, the conflicts offered by this era. Human rapprochement in the age of remote communication, a return to nature in a destroyed ecosystem. The search for personal identity in general globalization. I do not shy away from putting the complex world of human feelings, dreamy nature and "eternal longing for a happy ending" as the main theme of my works, while being aware that to escape from the harsh reality and the cynicism it creates is most often not in our power. Man is a fascinating being – it never has enough and always has too much of something. That's what I'm writing about. 

Excerpt from the play
by Linda Rudene


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