Christine Ruynat, *1990 in Rostock, lives and works in Berlin as a set and costume designer. From 2011 to 2017, she studied set and costume design at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Dresden. During her studies she worked as an assistant with a focus on costumes at the Staatsschauspiel Dresden and created her own designs at Die Bühne e.V. Dresden, cammerspiele leipzig e.V., Gerhardt-Hauptmann-Theater Zittau and Schauspiel Köln for directors including Simon Solberg, Sebastian Börngen and Andreas Mihan. She maintains an ongoing collaboration with the latter.
For her installation Sich mit der Strömung treiben lassen, weiter nichts (Ostrale 2013), she also composed and created the music, with Albrecht Ihlenburg’s technical assistance. Her first video work Inbetween: Echo. was created in 2014 in collaboration with Faidra-Chafta Douka, Deok-Vin Lee and video artist Nicole Marianna Wytyczak and released as part of the Dresdner Anatomie festival (2014) and shown in 2015 at the Prague Quadrennial.
From 2017 to 2019, Christine Ruynat was a staff set and costume design assistant at the Maxim Gorki Theatre. During that time, she was responsible for the stage and space design for Bilder aus Nichts and So nicht, aber so schon from the Golden Gorkis theatre club (60+ ensemble) under the direction of Ron Rosenberg, as well as From Hell with Love by Isabella Sedlak and ensemble. Furthermore, she worked as an illustrator on the set of Die Gerechten directed by Sebastian Baumgarten (set design: Jana Wassong).
Working as an independent designer since 2019, she developed the sets for Die Verdammten at Schauspiel Köln and Antikrist at the Deutsche Oper Berlin in collaboration with theatre-maker Ersan Mondtag and collaborated on the set design for 1km² Berlin – Trilogie der offenen Stadt. 3. Akt: THE MORE YOU KNOW…, an online performance by the Guerilla Architects collective.
At the Maxim Gorki Theatre Berlin her set design for Krampus: Pelz und Puderzucker by Isabella Sedlak and ensemble can be seen as part of the 2021/22 season.