Zahava Rodrigo develops stage spaces and costume designs for works in music and dance theatre, as well as plays, and has worked with directors such as Leonie Böhm, Benjamin van Bebber, Felix Meyer-Christian and the Costa Compagnie at state theatres and independent venues. Her recent projects have taken her to a range of venues, including Kampnagel Hamburg, Theater Bremen, Staatstheater Mainz, Radialsystem V, Volksbühne Berlin, Münchner Kammerspiele, Ballhaus Ost and the Schauspielhaus Zürich. MANGO SHOP, premiered at Ballhaus Ost in 2019 and funded by the Berliner Senate, was the first work in the performing arts she developed with herself as artistic lead, working with the tools she’s familiar with and a clear focus on a visual narrative in an installation setting.
After completing a degree in philosophy and German at the University of Potsdam, she began her studies at the Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg in 2009, majoring in set design. During her master’s studies (completed in 2015), she was a Freundeskreises der HfbK annual fellowship recipient. Zahava Rodrigo designed the set for NOORRRRAAAAAAAA at the Gorki. She lives in Berlin.