Magda Willi

Employed at the Schaubühne from 2005 to 2008, engagements as freelance set and costume designer since 2008. Born in Zurich. Studied set and costume design at Central St Martins College of Art and Design in London where she also worked as an assistant and on independent projects. Assistant set designer at the Schaubühne in 2004, beginning her longstanding collaboration with Benedict Andrews. From 2013 to 2018, head set and costume designer at the Maxim Gorki Theater in Berlin. Has worked at Deutsches Schauspielhaus Hamburg, Theater Basel, Staatsschauspiel Dresden, Deutsches Theater Berlin, Schauspielhaus Bochum, Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus, the Ruhrtriennale festival, Young Vic London, with the TurboPascal independent theatre group in Berlin and at the Bayerische Staatsoper. Close collaborations with Yael Ronen, Nurkan Erpulat and Sebastian Nübling. Accolades: 2015 Swiss Design Award, invitation to the 2011 Theatertreffen in Berlin with two productions: »Crazy Blood« (directed by Nurkan Erpulat) and »Don Carlos« (directed by Roger Vontobel).

Anderwelt by »Die Zwiefachen« – Youth theater project, Director: Uta Plate (Uraufführung, 2004)
Gang a bong get it on von »Die Zwiefachen« – Jugendtheaterprojekt, Regie: Uta Plate (2005)
Distanz by Lars Norén, Director: Enrico Stolzenburg (World Premiere, 2005)
Blackbird by David Harrower, Director: Benedict Andrews (2005)
Augenlicht by Marius von Mayenburg, Director: Ingo Berk (World Premiere, 2006)
Augusta by Richard Dresser, Director: Rafael Sanchez (2006)
Love is only one possibility (Liebe ist nur eine Möglichkeit) by Christoph Nußbaumeder, Director: Thomas Ostermeier (World Premiere, 2006)
Der Hässliche by Marius von Mayenburg, Regie: Benedict Andrews (Uraufführung, 2007)
Stoning Mary by Debbie Tucker Green, Director: Benedict Andrews (2007)
Deutschlandsaga Uraufführungswerkstatt, Director: Robert Borgmann, Jan-Christoph Gockel (2007/08)
Betrunken genug zu sagen ich liebe dich? by Caryl Churchill, Director: Benedict Andrews (2007)
DIE STADT und DER SCHNITT by Martin Crimp and Mark Ravenhill, Director: Thomas Ostermeier (2008)
Der Hund, die Nacht und das Messer by Marius von Mayenburg, Director: Benedict Andrews (2008)
Endstation Sehnsucht by Tennessee Williams, Director: Benedict Andrews (2009)
Gerettet by Edward Bond, Director: Benedict Andrews (2010)
Aufzeichnungen aus dem Kellerloch by Fjodor Dostojewskij in a version by Egill Heiðar Anton Pálsson and Friederike Heller, Director: Egill Heiðar Anton Pálsson (2010)
The Day Before the Last Day by Yael Ronen & the Company, Regie: Yael Ronen (World Premiere, 2011)
Die Tiefe by Jón Atli Jónasson, Director: Egill Heiðar Anton Pálsson (2012)
Notizen aus der Küche by Rodrigo García, Realisation: Patrick Wengenroth (2013)
satus quo by Maja Zade, Director: Marius von Mayenburg (World Premiere, 2019)
Michael Kohlhaas by Heinrich von Kleist, Director: Simon McBurney (2020)
Bucket List by Yael Ronen, Director: Yael Ronen (World Premiere, 2023)
change by Maja Zade, Director Maja Zade (World Premiere, 2024)
Replay by Yael Ronen, Director: Yael Ronen (World Premiere, 2024)