Friðgeir Einarsson


Friðgeir Einarsson is a theater-maker working in Iceland as a director, performer and writer.

Friðgeir graduated from the Icelandic Academy of Art in 2008 with a B.A. in Theater: Contemporary Theory and Practice. He has since worked independently and collaborated with several Icelandic theater ensembles. In 2009 he collaborated with the performance group “Me and my friends” in the critically acclaimed theater and dance mix-up Humanimal. In the same year Friðgeir, along with Margrét Bjarnadóttir and Ragnar Ísleifur Bragason, composed the performance Disturbance, “a piece for seven chairs”, performed in the National Theater of Iceland as well as in international performance festivals in Giessen and Mainz, Germany.

In 2010 the performance group “16 lovers”, of which Friðgeir is a member, expanded the borders of defined theater-space, as well as morality, in The Nigerian Scam which was performed in the National Theater of Iceland. 2010 also saw the birth of Friðgeir’s collaboration with choreographer Saga Sigurðardóttir, producing the lecture performance Off the Record: An Introduction to the Secrets of Rock n’ Roll.  In 2010 Friðgeir directed two aspiring amateur theater companies, in two very different projects: “Realities”, a devised performance about the boundaries of consciousness, and an adaptation of Franz Kafka’s The Trial. Friðgeir also has a B.A. in Icelandic language from the University of Iceland.

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