Professor and programme director for BA theatre and performance making
Department of Performance Art
Kristín Eysteinsdóttir was born in Reykjavík in 1974 and studied dramaturgy (BA) at Aarhus University and theatre directing at Goldsmiths (MA), University of London. She has directed more than 20 theatre productions; in 2008, she won the Director of the Year prize at the Icelandic Performing Arts Award, for which she was also nominated in 2010, 2012 and 2013. From 2014 to 2020, Eysteinsdóttir was Artistic Director / CEO at the Reykjavik City Theatre. Under her leadership, The RCT received the Icelandic Performing Arts Award for Production of the Year, five years in a row. After six successful years at the theatre, she left to develop her first feature film and she recently completed her first short film, Concord.