Una Thorleifsdottir graduated from Royal Holloway, University of London in 2004 with a M.A. in theater (directing); prior she studied drama and theatre arts at Goldsmiths College, University of London, and French and culture at Université de Provence, Aix-Marseille, in France. Her major productions as a director include Harmsaga, a new play by Mikael Torfason at the National Theatre of Iceland; Nú er himneska sumarid komid (Now the heavenly summer is here), a new play by Sigtryggur Magnason at the Arbaer Museum; Óraland (Fantasyland), a devised performance co-authored with the playwright Jón Atli Jónasson at the IAA in 2012; Brádum hata ég Thig (Soon I will hate you), a new play by Sigtryggur Magnason at the IAA in 2010; and Gengid á vit sögunnar (Walking Towards History), in collaboration with START ART at Reykjavik's Arts Festival in 2009. Ms. Thorleifsdottir is an assistant professor in the Department of Performing Arts at the Iceland Academy of the Arts, as well as a program leader for theater and performance making. She has worked in the department since 2004 and become an assistant professor in the spring of 2013. She is a board member in the Icelandic Association of Directors.
Current as of March 2014