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  • Name:

    Karma for birds

  • Created by:

    Kristín Eiríksdóttir and Kari Ósk Grétudóttir

  • Icelandic title:

    Karma fyrir fugla

  • Director:

    Kristín Jóhannesdóttir

  • Set design:

    Anna Rún Tryggvadóttir

  • Costume design:

    Anna Rún Tryggvadóttir

  • Music:

    Guðlaug Mía Eyþórsdóttir, Helgi Þórsson, Steinunn Harðardóttir

  • Lighting design:

    Halldór Örn Óskarsson

  • Performers: Kristbjörg Kjeld, Maríanna Clara Lúthersdóttir, Ólafía Hrönn Jónsdóttir, Þórunn Arna Kristjánsdóttir, Hilmir Jensson, Þorsteinn Bachmann and .
  • Producer:

    The National Theater of Iceland

  • When and where premièred?:

    February 28th 2013

  • Webpage: www.leikhusid.is/
  • Artform:

    theatre performance

  • Production type:
  • Audience (suitable for?):

    Not suitable for children

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  • Length:

    2 hour 15 min

  • Excerpts from reviews:

    "Outright A phenomenal piece." Fréttatíminn Newspaper. SÁS.

    "...It is refreshing to see a performance that is hard to label. A show where diffirent forms of art are mixed up and their common and distinct features are used [...] The cast was outstanding in their performance." Ástbjörg Rut Jónsdóttir, Víðsjá RÚV radio

  • Is the production available for tour?:


  • Has the production toured?:


  • Number of performers on stage:


  • Technical requirements:

    On request

        • What is it?: A startling, beautiful, humorous and polemic first play by two young women about the consequences of violence. Perhaps, Elsa is a seventeen year old girl on sale, perhaps she is a middle-aged prostitute, or a homeless old woman, maybe she is a 130 year old Buddist nun. Perhaps Karma for birds is happening right here and now, maybe it happens in all times everywhere...