Die Edda in Burgtheater (2019)

A new version of Torfason and director Arnarsson The Edda premiered in October 2019 on the famous stage of the Burgtheater. This play was originally written for the City theater in Hannover and was very well received. Director Thorleifur Orn Arnarsson got the Faust Prize in Germany for directing the play.

Eine Odyssee (2019)

A new play by Mikael Torfason and the director Thorleifur Orn Arnarsson premiered in the Volksbühne theater in Berlin in September 2019. It is a play based on Homer’s Odyssey.

Maze of Knowledge (2019)

Im Irrgarten Des Wissens is a new play by Torfason and his partner Thorleifur Orn Arnarsson. It premiered in the City Theater in Dortmund in May 2019.


Mikael Torfason and Thorleifur Orn Arnarsson wrote their own version of Faust 1 & 2 by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe for the Norwegian National Theatre in Oslo.

DIE EDDA (2018)

Again, Mikael Torfason teams up with the director Thorleifur Orn Arnarsson, but this time they write a play based on The Edda. Written in 13th century Iceland it tell the whole story of the Norse mythology. The play was a huge success in the State Theatre in Hannover. Great reviews in the German press, and a very important play for both Thorleifur and Mikael.


Mikael Torfason and director Thorleifur Orn Arnarsson new play is based on the Report of the Special Investigation Commission published by Althing, the Icelandic Parliament. The report was made to investigate and analyse the processes leading to the collapse of the Icelandic banks in 2008. The play premiered in the City Theatre, and has recieved great reviews. It is a follow up to Mikael’s and Thorleif’s success with Njala in 2015.


Enemy of the Duck is further collaboration between director Thorleifur Orn Arnarsson and Mikael Torfason. Here they have combined Enemy ofthe People and The Wild Duck by Hendrik Ibsen in a new play, Enemy of the Duck, based on the original books. The play premiered in September 2016 at the famous Ibsen Festival in The National Theatre in Oslo. The reviews have been truly great. Enemy of the Duck was nominated as the best show in Norway, and won the Nat&Dag theatre award.


Written with the director, Thorleifur Orn Arnarsson, and premiered in The City Theater. A five star show. Great reviews, and sold out.

At the Gríma Theatre Awards in 2016 Njala got 11 nomination, and won 10, including best written play.

TRAGEDY (2013)

Harmsaga, or Tragedy, premiered in Iceland in 2013, and got brilliant reviews. 2014 it was played at The Kennedy Center in Washington, and got great reviews in English, as seen below.

In this modern love story, a young couple desperately tries to save their marriage, exposing betrayed promises and broken dreams in the process.

The Washington Post: "Mikael Torfason’s two-character drama, based on an actual murder case, makes August Strindberg’s grueling “Dance of Death” seem polite. It’s like an indie film update of Strindberg, with the twisted psychological games driven to explosive heights by explicit footage of an affair (hers) and animalistic roars and self-flagellation (his)."

MD Theatre Guide: "A riveting, psychological exploration of a tortured marriage."

Mikael Torfason was nominated for BEST PLAY at the Icelandic Theater Awards in 2013 for Tragedy.


“Torfason’s text is solid and to the point... no clichés here… and sometimes way to convincing…” Silja Adalsteinsdottir wrote in DV Newspaper.

This one man show premiered in the City Theater in Iceland.

“Hits straight home!”
- Sveinn Haraldsson, Morgunbladid Newspaper


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