Irina Szodruch, born 1980 in Wolfsburg, studied romance languages (French and Spanish) and modern German literature at universities in Hamburg, Paris and Berlin.
From 2006-2009, she was a dramaturg at the Schaubühne Berlin, where she worked on Yael Ronen's Dritte Generation (Third Generation, 2009) and The Day Before the Last Day (2011), among others. She has worked with Yael Ronen ever since. At the Ballhaus Naunynstraße she was a co-initiator of the Voicing Resistance festival and has supported, in particular, director Hakan Savas Mican's productions including, Schnee (Snow), based on the novel by Orhan Pamuk (2010), Beg your Pardon by Sasha Marianna Salzmann (2012) and Die Saison der Krabben (Crab Season, 2012). In 2011 Szodruch co-curated the IN TRANSIT performing arts festival at Berlin's Haus der Kulturen der Welt, under the direction of Jens Hillje.
Irina Szodruch has been a dramaturg at the Maxim Gorki Theatre since the 2013/14 season, where she collaborated on Yael Ronen's Common Ground – with performers form the former Yugoslavia – and The Situation. Common Ground was invited to the renowned Berliner Theatertreffen and Mülheimer Theatertage festivals. The Situation was invited to the Theatertreffen and chosen by Theater heute journal as play of the year in 2016.