Lókal, an international theater festival, will be held in Reykjavík for the first time between March 6 and 9. Avant-garde theater artists from the US and Europe will participate in the festival, as well as a host of Icelandic actors and directors.
One of the best-known artists attending the festival is Richard Maxwell, who has made a name for himself in US experimental theater. Maxwell is involved with directing, acting, composing and playing music in shows staged by the New York City Players, according to a Lókal press release.
Other attractions include the performance by Icelandic Erna Ómarsdóttir, one of Europe’s biggest stars in modern dancing, in the recently premiered The Talking Tree. During the festival, six shows will be staged, three foreign and three native.
The purpose with Lókal is to give artists, art directors and spectators a chance to experience the latest trends in theater both in Iceland and abroad as well as enhancing bonds, creating a basis for new projects and cooperation between countries.