REYKJAVÍK ENSEMBLE International Theatre Company was founded in the autumn of 2019 by theatre and opera director Pálína Jónsdóttir and her collaborator Ewa Marcinek, project manager and writer. The company is the first and the only independent world theatre in Iceland. Its innovative and pioneering work creates an active professional theatre platform for multinational theatre artists, whose work is celebrated regardless of origin, gender or mother tongue. The company develops and produces creative performances from original, modern and classic works that appeal to the diverse and multinational audience of Iceland. During their initial theatrical year they were honored the title Reykjavik’s Art Group of 2020 by the City of Reykjavík and nominated to Gríman – The Icelandic Performing Arts Awards as Sproti ársins, Innovation Award of 2020. Polishing Iceland was selected one of the best theatre performances of 2020 by the theatre critics of Morgunblaðið newspaper.