Theater director Artūras Areima is one of the most interesting of the younger generation of theater artists in Lithuania. Along with OKT / Vilnius City Theater he created “Julius Caesar”, in Kaunas National Drama Theater presented "The robbers", "The Cherry Orchard", "Together”. In AAT | Artūras Areima theater born performances "Under ice", "Richard II: Post factum", "Loser", "Medea's room", “Klamm’s war”, “Antichrist”, "Klamm's war: the beginning", "Boiling temperature 5425", "The Blind", "Hamletmachine", “Electronic City”, “Nothing Hurts”, and other director's works constantly provokes critics and audience discussion. A. Areima - not once reached the professional performing arts evaluators highest rating. In 2013 for new stage expression forms searches, director got the highest Lithuanian award for innovative and original theater solutions: Borisas Dauguvietis earring, in 2013, 2014 and 2015 he was nominated for the Lithuania highest theatrical award : Golden Stage Cross in stage director category, in 2014 was evaluated by Ministry of Culture for Young Artist Award, in 2015 Lithuania highest theatrical award : Golden Stage Cross his staging "Mechanical Heart" was recognized as the best performance of the year for children and young people, and with Lithuanian Cultural Council support, 2016 summer at the world's largest arts festival in Edinburgh Fringe by presenting his performance “Under ice”, British theater jury assessed A. Areima by a special “Summerhall” arts center award ("Jawbone" award for one of the most memorable moments of the festival). On 2018 summer with the performance "Under Ice", AAT theater troupe participated in Avignon OFF festival (in La Manufacture Contemporain program) and already received invitation to present performance “Hamletmachine” in Avignon OFF festival in 2020. From 2017 AAT|Artūras Areima theater founder and director Artūras Areima is a candidate of The Europe Prize Theatrical Realities.
In 2008, while studying theater directing at the Lithuanian Music and Theater Academy, director Artūras Areima began his theatrical career in the professional field by his first projects, which defined his antagonistic, intellectual rebellion and deliberate destruction. This particular resistance to lyricism, ideological and aesthetic moderation, the desire to put the actor and the audience out of their comfort zone eventually became a kind of Artūras Areima artistic position and perhaps the most important inspiration of creative research process. Director prefers wide and universal points of view related to dramaturgy in his plays - he has worked with classical, contemporary plays, set up workshops and collective writing practices.