An international co-production between
núna (now) & The Lókal International Theatre Festival

A collaborative performance entitled The Island by Freya Olafson (Winnipeg), Arne MacPherson (Winnipeg), Ingibjörg Magnadóttir (Reykjavik) and Friðgeir Einarsson (Reykjavik). The project facilitates an artistic bridge between two distant but similar places: Iceland and Winnipeg, Mantoba, Canada. Isolated and cold, each is a wellspring of creative energy. The project focuses on our cultural and contemporary encounters with the phenomenon of isolation and its profound personal, geographic, historical and emotional connotations. This co-production between núna (now) and the Lokal International Theatre Festival in Iceland, has been in development since May 2009 with the support of The Canada Council for the Arts, Manitoba Arts Council, the Winnipeg Arts Council and The Icelandic Ministry of Education and Culture. After the premiere in Reykjavik at the Lokal Theatre Festival in September 2011 it will now be performed in Winnipeg as part of núna (now) this June 2012.

The project is a collaboration between: Arne MacPherson, Freya Olafson, Friðgeir Einarsson and Ingibjörg Magnadóttir

Music: Gudmundur Vignir Karlsson

Lighting design: Hugh Conacher

Dramaturgical assistance: Margrét Bjarnadóttir

Produced by LÓKAL Theatre Festival Reykjavík and núna (now) Winnipeg

Performed in English

Duration: 1 hour

Pictured left to right: Freya Olafson, Friðgeir Einarsson, Ingibjörg Magnadóttir, and Arne MacPherson.

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