Kolbrún Björt Sigfúsdóttir has been working as a director since her debut Kjöt (Meat) in 2006. As artistic director of Brite Theater she has directed The Seagull in 2008, Það dansar enginn við sjálfan sig (Nobody Dances with Themselves) in 2009, Aladdin - The Musical in 2010, King Lear, My Only Love Sprung from My Only Hate, Coriolanus and Shakespeare in Hell in 2013, and The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe and Titus Andronicus in 2014. In 2015 the company staged Kolbrún's original play Bitter Sweet at Discover 21 Theatre, Edinburgh and Richard III (a one-woman show), which continues to tour internationally and nationally after being awarded all three awards at Prague Fringe and the Bobby Award at Edinburgh Fringe 2015. Kolbrún's (Can This Be) Home and Hamlet (an experience) for Brite Theater are both currently touring.
As a freelance director her credits include Hair and assisting on Rústað (e. Blasted) in 2008, staging a reading of Knowledge and a Girl and directing Lykillinn að jólunum (e. The Key to Christmas) in 2009. She co-directed Galdra-Loftur in 2010 and Notes on Some Persons, Starting to Crack in 2013. She also directed Shake-in-a-Day productions of Taming of the Shrew in 2012 and Measure for Measure in 2013 and assisted with The Tragedy of Julius Caesar in 2012 and on Frun från havet at Göteborgs Stadsteater in 2013. She directed the world premiere of Ben Blow's The Bruce in Ireland in 2015 and Jen McGregor's Creepie Stool for its Highland tour in 2016 produced by Black Dingo Productions. As an associate at Annexe Repertory Theatre Kolbrun has directed devised piece We Got Now and contemporary classic The Maids by Jean Genet, both on 2018. She is currently directing Ben Blow's Walk with Me with the company.
Kolbrún assisted on BILLY - The Days of Howling produced by A Play, A Pie and A Pint at Oran Mor and Traverse Theatre in 2016. She has assisted Zinnie Harris on A Number by Caryl Churchill performed at the Lyceum in April 2017 as a recipient of a FST assistant director bursary. The performance was nominated for five CATS awards, including best production and Zinnie Harris won best director. Kolbrun was awarded the JMK assistant director bursary to assist Gareth Nicholls on Ulster American by David Ireland at the Traverse Theatre. Ulster American won a Fringe First award and the Carol Tambor Award at the Edinburgh Festival 2018.
Kolbrún does a lot of work with new writing, providing dramaturgy and direction. She is working with Jennifer Adam to develop The House That Melts With The Rain, Julie Tsang to develop Pulse, Theatre Sans Accents to develop Knots and Iain McClure to develop ChildMinder and Tulla.
If you have a great project Kolbrún might be suited to direct please contact her here.