Kriðpleir performance group is an artists collective consisting of four artists from Iceland. The group is seeks to explain complicated topics in the most simple and entertaining ways possible, regardless of how hopeless the task might be. Since 2012 the group has made four theatre pieces: Block (2012), Tiny Guy (2013), Belated Inquiry (2014) Crisis Meeting (2015) and 'Somebody's Biography', which premiered in Reykjavík in November 2016. 'Crisis Meeting' which premiered at LÓKAL and Reykjavík Dance Festival has been presented in several places, most resently during the Dublin Theatre Festival in October 2016.
Members of Kriðpleir performance group are:
Friðgeir Einarsson (1981) is an author, director and performer. He has performed with various artists and collectives, including Erna Ómarsdóttir, Me&My Friends and 16 Lovers. In 2012 he founded Kriðpleir Theater Group, the name of the group deriving from his surname.
Bjarni Jónsson (1966) is a playwright and a dramaturg. A two-time nominee for the Nordic Drama Awards, he has worked for theatres and theatre groups, including the National Theatre of Iceland, the Reykjavík City Theatre, Kviss Búmm Bang and Kriðpleir. He has also worked as a dramaturg for the Dublin-based collective The Brokentalkers. Bjarni has taught at the Performing Arts Department at the Iceland Academy of the Arts and he is co-founder and co-artistic director of LÓKAL Performing Arts Reykjavík.
Árni Vilhjálmsson (1980) is a musician. As a former member of FM Belfast, he recorded 3 albums with the band and toured extensively in Scandinavia, the British Isles and continental Europe. Currently Vilhjálmsson is working on a solo project as 'Árni V.'.
Ragnar Ísleifur Bragason (1977) is a performer and writer. He studied Theater Making at the Iceland Academy of the Arts and has – amongst other things – been an active member of the theater collective 16 Lovers. Ragnar is a co-founder of the 'Artists´theatre', a collective of artists who focus on performance and cabaret.