Kristín Eysteinsdóttir appointed director of the Reykjavik City Theatre

25. Mar 2014


The board of Reykjavik City Theatre has appointed Kristín Eysteinsdóttir as the new theatre director.

Kristín Eysteinsdóttir has a Masters degree in Directing from Goldsmith University in London and a Bachelor´s degree in Dramaturgy from the University in Arhus, Denmark. She has been a director for the Reykjavik City Theatre since 2008 and been one of its executive members for a few seasons. Amongst her productions as a director are; Reply to Helga´s Letter, The People in the Basement, Now! and The Ferry.

"I am privileged to take over such a well run estate. I have been very fortunate to take part in making the theatre what it is today and I am very grateful for the opportunity to lead the theatre and its people into new and exciting times" says Kristín.

Reykjavik City Theatre (RCT) or Borgarleikhúsid is the municipal theatre in Reykjavik. Its history spans over 117 year and is one of the oldest cultural associations in Iceland. It stages approximately 15 new productions annually, in addition to hosting a variety of collaborations with other theatre companies. Its audience tallies range from 210,000 – 220,000 per annum, making it the most popular theatre in Iceland. The company draws on a richly varied repertoire of international and domestic works and prides itself on a strong ensemble dedicated to emancipating young writers and discovering talented new directors. The RCT has co-produced three of the productions of the acclaimed Vesturport theatre group, Romeo and Juliet, Woyzeck and Faust which have extensively travelled the world. Recently RCT has seen a surge in international collaborations, and are dedicated to fostering further ties and relations with renowned colleagues abroad.

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