Eva Signý Berger is a freelance stage and costume designer based in Reykjavík, Iceland.
Eva studied Design for Performance at Central Saint Martins in London and completed her BA(hons) in 2007.
After graduating she worked on various productions and projects in Iceland, Minneapolis, Berlin, London and Sweden before moving back to Iceland in 2008. She continued to take on varied jobs designing for theatre and puppetry as well as designing book covers and taking jobs as a technician and maker for stage and art productions. In 2009 and 2010 she designed the interior of a puppet museum and cafe in rural town Borgarnes, Iceland and in 2012 she worked as technician in house at the Theatre department of the Iceland Academy of the Arts, before turning solely to her passion of designing for performance.
In the last 12 years Eva has designed over 40 theatre, dance and opera production and has received 7 nominations for Gríman, The Icelandic Theatre Awards:
2019 for best costume design for Atomstjarna and Bæng!
2018 for best stage design for Crescendo
2017 for best costume design for Tímaþjófurinn
and best stage design for Évgení Onégin
2016 for best costume design for Auglýsing ársins
2015 for best stage design for Konan við 1000°
In 2019 Eva represented Iceland at The Prague Quadrennial
of Performance Design and Space.
CURRENT AND UPCOMING PROJECTS:
Stage and costume design for the Iceland Dance Company production.
Choreographer: Katrín Gunnarsdóttir.
Premieres in Reykjavik City Theatre on September 20th 2019.
THE MASTER AND MARGARITA
Costume design for the stage adaptation of Michail Bulgagkov's novel by Niklas Rådström.
Director: Hilmar Jónsson
Premieres in the Iceland National Theatre in December 2019.
Stage and Costume design for the one man show written and performed by puppeteer Bernd Ogrodnik.
Director: Bergur Þór Ingólfsson
Premieres in March 2020.
Stage and costume design for a devised stage performance.
Director: Dóra Jóhannsdóttir
Premieres in Reykjavik City Theatre in April 2020.