There's an Icelander in my Soup! - A Fundraiser for TASA (Theater Artists for Social Action :)
A team of 7 actors from Iceland cause Mayhem at the Muse the night of August 18th and 19th! An interactive comedy show like you've never seen before ... Guaranteed!
SPONSORED BY Rick Epting Foundation for the (REFA)
ACTORS: Together We Graduated with BA from the National Dramatic Academy of Iceland 1974-1978
Edda Björgvinsdóttir - is an actress at The National Theatre in Iceland. Her work in the entertainment industry in Iceland has earned her widespread recognition and national acclaim as an accomplished actress, director, writer, lecturer and motivational speaker and for the last three decades she has been this country´s most beloved comedienne of stage, television, radio and film.
Masters Diploma in Positive Psychology, University of Iceland
MA in Cultural Management, graduated from Bifröst University, Iceland (MA-thesis on Humor in Management)
Elfa Gisla – Worked in Television, Film and an actor at the National Theatre of Iceland, City theatre of Reykjavík as well as writing and hosting a children’s TV programs for Icelandic television stations. Storytelling, Cartoon Dubbing, Radio and the Director of Children’s, family and music Programming at Channel 2. Wrote best selling Childrens books 1989 & 1990. Founder, Director, Producer of Murder Mistresses Dinner Theater 1995-2005 – Northwest Theater Arts now knows as META and the Conway Muse.
Ingólfur Björn Sigurðsson - graduated as a dancer from Danshögskolan in Stockholm in 1987. He was an actor at the National Theatre of Iceland, City theatre of Reykjavík and the Akureyri Theatre. He also worked as an actor and dancer in Stockholm, including in the "Eva Lilja danscompany". He has also performed in a wide variety of movies, plays, dance productions and video performnce
Kolbrún Halldórsdóttir - has background in the theatre, being trained as an actress and a director. She has staged plays, musicals, operettas and operas, worked as a project manager for big events and organized festivals within the field of the preforming arts. She is an experienced program director for radio and tv. Her projects include the staging of The Fiddler on the Roof at the National Theatre in Iceland, Don Giovanni at the Icelandic Opera, the celebration of 50th anniversary of the Icelandic independence, the celebration of 100th anniversary of the University of Iceland, the opening ceremony of The Concert Hall Harpa and the Icelandic Celebration for the Centenary of Icelandic Independence and Sovereignty.
Kolbrún was elected parliamentarian for the Left Green Movement in 1999 and had a seat in the Icelandic Parliament for 10 years, she was a Minister for the Environment and Nordic Cooperation in the Icelandic Government in 2009. For eight years, 2010 – 2018, Kolbrún was the President for The Federation of Icelandic Artists, an umbrella organization of 15 artist’s unions/associations from all fields of the arts that entailed her sitting on the council of the Nordic Artists Association. She was also the President for ECA – The European Council of Artists 2012 – 2016. Kolbrún is a member of various boards in the cultural sector in Iceland, f.i. Chair of the Icelandic Culture Fund for children and young persons, Chair of the Board of the Icelandic Theatre Museum and a member of the Board of the Halldor Laxness Museum.
Kolbrún has been on the Board of Circolo Scandinavo, the Nordic Artists Residency since 2013, nominated by the Nordic Council of Artists, Vice Chair 2015 – 2019, Chair since 2019.
Lilja Guðrún Þórðardóttir
H-BEKKUR '77 -