Hafliði Arngrímsson

Dramaturg, director and translator| Iceland


Hafliði Arngrímsson (1951) is a dramaturg, director, translator in

Reykjavik, Iceland. He studied dramaturgie, theatre studies and

communications at the universities of Vienna and Stockholm and

theatre-direction at the Max-Reinhardt-Seminar in Vienna. He has

worked as dramaturg and director at the National Theatre, the

Reykjavík City Theatre, the National Broadcasting Service (radio and

television) and Riksteatern in Stockholm and with the theatregroup

Vesturport. He has been creative director with the independent theatre

company Frú Emilía since its establishment in 1986. Hafliði taught

dramaturgie and history of theatre at the Icelandic Academy of Acting

1985 – 2004 and has been dramaturg and director at the Reykjavík

City Theatre and a member of the Theatre Direction since 1996. He

has translated numerous plays from German, Swedish, Danish, Dutch

and English, as well as children´s books and novels into Icelandic.