Christopher Rüping

Profile

Theatre director Christopher Rüping (1985, Hannover) makes theatre productions that are both outlandish and sensitive. The actors take centre stage in his work, in which he experiments with new forms and concepts. He makes personal and topical adaptations of classic and modern work. He has worked as a freelance director for Deutsches Theater Berlin, Thalia Theater Hamburg, and Schauspiel Frankfurt, among others, since 2011. He was the permanent director of Münchner Kammerspiele from 2016 to 2019 under the artistic leadership of Matthias Lilienthal. One of its noteworthy productions was Dionysos Stadt – ten hours of theatre based on the old Greeks about all humankind’s greatest problems. Since 2019 Christopher Rüping is in-house director at Schauspielhaus Zürich.

Training

Theaterakademie Hamburg

Major work

2014 Das Fest

2016 Miranda Julys Der erste fiese Typ

2017 Hamlet

2018 Trommeln in der Nacht

2019 Dionysos Stadt

2020 Einfach das Ende der Welt

2021 Das neue Leben

Prizes and Awards

2014 and 2015 Young Director of the Year, Theater Heute

2019 and 2021 Director of the Year, Theater Heute

2019 Dionysos Stadt, Nestroy Theatre Prize Best German-language performance

2021 Einfach das Ende der Welt, Nestroy Theatre Prize Best German-language performance