Maja ZadePhoto: © Arno Declair
Maja Zade, Photo: © Arno Declair 
 

Maja Zade

Maja Zade was raised in Germany and Sweden. She has been a dramaturg at the Schaubühne Berlin since 1999. She studied English Literature at London University and at Queen’s University in Canada, and theatre production at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. From 1997 to 1999 she was Senior Reader at the Royal Court Theatre in London. She has taught at Malmö Theatre School and Edinburgh University since 2012, and is part of the jury for the James Tait Black Prize for Drama. Beside her work at the Schaubühne she has worked as a dramaturg for Michael Thalheimer productions at Dramaten, Stockholm. Various translations into German include work by Lars von Trier and Caryl Churchill and translations into English (from German and Swedish) by Marius von Mayenburg, Lars Noren and Falk Richter. In 2019 she started writing plays (status quo, abgrund, ödipus, reden über sex) that all premiered at the Schaubühne and have been translated into e.g. Norwegian, Swedish, Latvian, Polish, French and English. Since the 2022/23 season, head of dramaturgy at the Schaubühne.

Der Name by John Fosse, Director: Thomas Ostermeier (2000)
Die arabische Nacht by Roland Schimmelpfennig, Director: Tom Kühnel (2001)
Evil Dead 2 by August Baker, Director: Manuel Rau (2001)
Port Authority by Conor McPherson, Director: Barbara Frey (2001)
4.48 Psychose by Sarah Kane, Director: Falk Richter (2001)
Palast by Abi Morgan, Director: Christiane Pohle (2002)
Nora by Henrik Ibsen, Director: Thomas Ostermeier (2002)
Das kalte Kind by Marius von Mayenburg, Director: Luk Perceval (2002)
Die Kopien by Caryl Churchill, Director: James Macdonald (2003)
Im Dickicht der Städte by Bertolt Brecht, Director: Grzegorz Jarzyna (2003)
Andromache nach Racine by Luk und Peter Perceval, Director: Luk Perceval (2002)
Eldorado by Marius von Mayenburg, Director: Thomas Ostermeier (2004)
Troilus und Cressida by William Shakespeare, Director: James Macdonald (2005)
Turista by Marius von Mayenburg, Director: Luk Perceval (2005)
Blackbird by David Harrower, Director: Benedict Andrews (2005)
Maria Stuart by Friedrich Schiller, Director: Luk Perceval (2006)
Tod eines Handlungsreisenden by Arthur Miller, Director: Luk Perceval (2006)
Stoning Mary by Debbie Tucker Green, Director: Benedict Andrews (2007)
Molière by Feridun Zaimoglu, Günter Senkel and Luk Perceval, Director: Luk Perceval (2007)
Betrunken genug zu sagen ich liebe dich by Caryl Churchill, Director: Benedict Andrews (2007)
Penthesilea by Heinrich von Kleist, Director: Luk Perceval (2008)
Der Hund, die Nacht und das Messer by Marius von Mayenburg, Director: Benedict Andrews (2008)
Anatol by Arthur Schnitzler, Director: Luk Perceval (2008)
Die Tauben by David Gieselmann, Director: Marius von Mayenburg (2009)
Endstation Sehnsucht by Tennessee Williams, Director: Benedict Andrews (2009)
Die Nibelungen by Friedrich Hebbel, Director: Marius von Mayenburg (2009)
Berlin Alexanderplatz, a free version of the novel by Alfred Döblin, Director: Volker Lösch (2009)
Gerettet by Edward Bond, Director: Benedict Andrews (2010)
Der Menschenfeind by Molière, Director: Ivo van Hove (2010)
Fräulein Julie freely adapted from August Strindberg, Director: Katie Mitchell and Leo Warner (2010)
Perplex by Marius von Mayenburg, Director: Marius von Mayenburg (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)
Edward II by Christopher Marlowe, Director: Ivo van Hove (2011)
Die Tiefe by Jón Atli Jónasson, Director: Egill Heiðar Anton Pálsson (2012)
Märtyrer by Marius von Mayenburg, Director: Marius von Mayenburg (2012)
Der Tod in Venedig/Kindertotenlieder after Thomas Mann / Gustav Mahler, Director: Thomas Ostermeier (2013)
Draußen vor der Tür by Wolfgang Borchert, Director: Volker Lösch (2013)
Die gelbe Tapete after Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Director: Katie Mitchell (2013)
Viel Lärm um Nichts by William Shakespeare, Director: Marius von Mayenburg (2013)
Das Kalkwerk by Thomas Bernhard, Director: Philipp Preuss (2014)
Der geteilte Himmel by Christa Wolf, Director: Armin Petras (2015)
Stück Plastik by Marius von Mayenburg, Director: Marius von Mayenburg (World Premiere, 2015)
Westberlin, ein Abend by and with Rainald Grebe, Director: Rainald Grebe (World Premiere, 2015)
Ungeduld des Herzens by Stefan Zweig, Director: Simon McBurney (2015)
Die Erfindung der Roten Armee Fraktion durch einen manisch-depressiven Teenager im Sommer 1969 by Frank Witzel, Director: Armin Petras (2016)
Der eingebildete Kranke by Molière, Director: Michael Thalheimer (2017)
Peng by Marius von Mayenburg, Director: Marius von Mayenburg (World Premiere, 2017)
Rückkehr nach Reims after Didier Eribon, Director: Thomas Ostermeier (2017)
fontane.200: Einblicke in die Vorbereitungen des Jubiläums des zweihundertsten Geburtstags Theodor Fontanes im Jahr 2019, by and with Rainald Grebe, Director: Rainald Grebe (World Premiere, 2018)
Jeff Koons by Rainald Goetz, Director: Lilja Rupprecht (2018)
Voyage by Philipp Preuss, Director: Philipp Preuss (2018)
status quo by Maja Zade, Director: Marius von Mayenburg (World Premiere, 2019)
abgrund by Maja Zade, Director: Thomas Ostermeier (World Premiere, 2019)
Die Affen by Marius von Mayenburg, Director: Marius von Mayenburg (World Premiere, 2010)
Rückkehr nach Reims after Didier Eribon, Director: Thomas Ostermeier (Resumption in new version, 2020)
Michael Kohlhaas by Heinrich von Kleist, Director: Simon McBurney (2020)
ödipus by Maja Zade, Director: Thomas Ostermeier (World Premiere, 2021)
reden über sex by Maja Zade, Director: Marius von Mayenburg (World Premiere, 2021)
To Take Arms against a sea of plaques (ОЗБРОЮЮЧИСЬ ПРОТИ МОРЯ ЛИХ), a project by Stas Zhyrkov and Pavlo Arie, Director: Stas Zhyrkov (World Premiere, 2022)
Nachtland by Marius von Mayenburg, Director: Marius von Mayenburg (World Premiere, 2022)
Die Möwe (The Seagull) by Anton Tschechow, Director: Thomas Ostermeier (2023)
change by Maja Zade, Director: Maja Zade (World Premiere, 2024)

status quo by Maja Zade, Director: Marius von Mayenburg (World Premiere, 2019)
abgrund by Maja Zade, Director: Thomas Ostermeier (World Premiere, 2019)
ödipus by Maja Zade, Director: Thomas Ostermeier (World Premiere, 2021)
reden über sex by Maja Zade, 
Director: Marius von Mayenburg (World Premiere, 2021)
spinne by Maja Zade, Director: Maja Zade (World Premiere, 2024)
change by Maja Zade, Director: Maja Zade (World Premiere, 2024)

spinne by Maja Zade, Director: Maja Zade (World Premiere, 2024)