Artists

Vesturport Theatre

Vesturport Theatre was founded in 2001 by, among others, Gísli Örn Gardarsson (pictured), Nína Dögg Filippusdóttir, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, and Víkingur Krisjánsson and quickly established itself as one of Iceland's and Europe's most inventive award-winning theater and film companies. Vesturport's productions include Romeo and Juliet, Woyzeck, Dubble Dusch, Love the Musical, and Metamorphosis. Vesturport has produced three feature films: Children, Parents, and Brim (based on Vesturport's play of the same title). In 2011, the company received the prestigious Europe Theatre Prize; past honorees have included Peter Brook, Pina Bausch, Robert Lepage, and Harold Pinter. Vesturport Theatre had its US premiere at BAM with Woyzeck (2008 Next Wave) and returned two years later with Metamorphosis (2010 Next Wave). For more information, visit vesturport.com.