Kolbrún Björt Sigfúsdóttir
Kolbrún Björt Sigfúsdóttir (aka Kol) is an Icelandic born director working in Scotland on various projects, associate artist at Annexe Arts and artistic director of Brite Theater.
She is particularly interested in working on new writing, adaptations of classical text, audience inclusive or immersive pieces, site specific, devised and physical theatre.
Directing credits include We Got Now (Annexe Repertory Theatre), Progressive Playwright (Tron Theatre); Hamlet (an experience), (Can This Be) Home, Richard III (a one-woman show), Bitter Sweet (Brite Theater); Creepie Stool and The Bruce in Ireland (Black Dingo Productions).
Assistant director credits include A Number (Royal Lyceum Theatre). Billy (The Days of Howling) (A Play,a Pie and a Pint/Oran Mor/Traverse Theatre); The Lady from the Sea (Gothenburg City Theatre) and Blasted (Reykjavik City Theatre).
Winner of the Inspiration Award, Creative Award and
Performance Award, Prague Fringe 2015, Richard III.
Winner of the Bobby Award, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015, Richard III. A Number was nominated for five CATS awards 2017, of which Zinnie Harris won for Best Director.
Kolbrún is also a budding playwright and was one of six mentored playwrights at Playwright Studio Scotland’s mentoring programme 2017. She trained at the University of Exeter (Staging Shakespeare MA) and Iceland Academy of Arts (Theatre Theory and Practice BA).
Kolbrun teaches freelance at Iceland Academy of the Arts and the MGA Academy of Performing Arts, Edinburgh.