Shows start September 17th.
Polishing Iceland is a physical theatre performance conceived and directed by Pálína Jónsdóttir, based on an autobiographical short story collection by Polish author Ewa Marcinek. The play explores the experience of a Polish immigrant finding her way in Iceland. Pálína Jónsdóttir’s direction turns confusion into comedy, fear into action. Through sensual and surreal physical theatre, Polishing Iceland conveys a universal story about looking for human connection and understanding beyond words.
“I have copyrights to the ‘Lost in Iceland’ brand.” – Polishing Iceland by Ewa Marcinek
The production features humorous and deeply touching narration with translingual dialogues in English, Icelandic, and Polish.
REYKJAVÍK ENSEMBLE, a theatre company established to include international artists living in Iceland, has received the title of ‘Reykjavík’s Art Group 2020.’
STARRING Magdalena Tworek, Michael Richardt & Pétur Óskar Sigurðsson
DRAMATIZATION & DIRECTION Pálína Jónsdóttir
WRITER & PRODUCER Ewa Marcinek
DRAMATURG & STAGE MANAGER angela rawlings
COMPOSER & SOUND DESIGNER Anna Halldórsdóttir
LIGHT DESIGNER Juliette Louste
PROP DESIGNER Michael Godden
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR David Nelson
CREATIVE & PRODUCTION TEAM
Bryndís Jónatansdóttir, Claire Paugam, Emma-Line Solander Aubry, Kim Wagenaar, Martyna Daniel, Naila Zahin Ana, Patrik Ontkovic, Rakel Snorradóttir
Aleksandra Koluder, Dansverkstæðið, Hertex, IÐNÓ, Irma, Jördis Richter, Marín Björt Valtýsdóttir, Rauði Krossinn, Tinna Þorvalds Önnudóttir
Tjarnarbíó and Reykjavíkurborg