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.
As a freelance director her credits include Hair and assisting with 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.
Kolbrun assisted on BILLY - The Days of Howling produced by A Play, A Pie and A Pint at Oran Mor and Traverse Theatre and directed Jen McGregor's Creepie Stool for its Highland tour in 2016. She was also one of Stage to Page's three directors at their Traverse Theatre venture.
This year she has assisted Zinnie Harris on A Number by Caryl Churchill performed at the Lyceum in April 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. She also directed Tandem Collective's third performance and Christopher Deans' piece Monday Night for the Tron 100 Festival.
Kolbrun is currently working on (Can This Be) Home as well as working with Jennifer Adam to develop The House That Melts With The Rain and Julie Tsang to develop Pulse. If you have a great project Kolbrun might be suited to direct please contact her here.