Christopher Rüping

Christopher Rüping, born in Hanover, studied direction at the Theaterakademie Hamburg and the Zurich University of the Arts. He received a total of four invitations to the Berlin Theatertreffen: in 2015 for DAS FEST (Schauspiel Stuttgart), in 2018 for Trommeln der Nacht (Münchner Kammerspiele), in 2019 for Dionysos Stadt (Münchner Kammerspiele), 2021 for Einfach das Ende der Welt (Schauspielhaus Zürich) and most recently in 2022 for Das neue Leben (Schauspielhaus Bochum). From 2016 to 2019, Rüping was resident director at the Münchner Kammerspiele under the artistic directorship of Matthias Lillienthal; since 2019, he has held the same position at the Schauspielhaus Zürich, directing parallel productions at the Thalia Theater Hamburg, the Schauspielhaus Bonn, and the Deutsches Theater Berlin, among others. In 2014 and 2015, he was voted up-and-coming director of the year by the critics of the theater magazine Theater heute, and in 2019 he was also named director of the year there. In 2019 he received the award of the magazine Die Deutsche Bühne also as director of the year. He is already a double Nestroy Prize winner. At the Bavarian State Opera, he is directing a musical theater piece for the first time in the 2022/23 season with Il ritorno / The Year of Magical Thinking. (as of 2023)