The Directors Talk
About Season 22/23

In seven short videos, Trajal Harrell, Nicolas Stemann, Yana Ross, Christopher Rüping, Suna Gürler, Wu Tsang and Stas Zhyrkov talk about their plans for the upcoming theatre season. You can look forward to adaptations of classics such as Oedipus by Nicolas Stemann, Pinocchio by Wu Tsang and Moved by the Motion, Antigone by the Ukrainian director Stas Zhyrkov or Arthur Schnitzler's Reigen by Yana Ross, based on texts by ten contemporary authors. In addition, two new works by Trajal Harrell and the Schauspielhaus Zürich Dance Ensemble and by Christopher Rüping, who tackles in Gier a text by Sarah Kane and in Border gets inspired by the film Gräns by Ali Abbasi. Suna Gürler is once again working on a production in which young non-professional players will take over the stage of Pfauen. And in the first half of the season she will premiere Kleine Fische (AT), a work in which she sets out of the search of the men* of the future. Also Leonie Böhm and Christiane Jatahy will stay close to us, an overview about all the premieres of the upcoming season can be found at the end of this article.

published on 01. July 2022

Trajal Harrell


Nicolas Stemann


Christopher Rüping


Yana Ross


Suna Gürler


Wu Tsang


Stas Zhyrkov


The premieres for the theatre season 22/23

Das Haus von Bernarda Alba

Staging: Trajal Harrell
Zurich premiere: 9 September 2022, Pfauen

Ödipus Tyrann

Staging: Nicolas Stemann
Premiere: 11 September 2022, Pfauen


Staging: Christopher Rüping
World premiere: 16 September 2022, Schiffbau-Halle


Staging: Yana Ross
Zurich premiere: 17 September 2022, Pfauen

Das neue Leben – Where do we go from here

Staging: Christopher Rüping
Zurich premiere: 20 October 2022, Pfauen

Kleine Fische (AT/ WT)

Staging: Suna Gürler
World premiere: 29 Oktober 2022, Schiffbau-Box


Staging: Wu Tsang with Moved by the Motion
Premiere: 12 November 2022, Pfauen

Sonne, los jetzt!

Staging: Nicolas Stemann
World premiere: 15 December 2022, Pfauen


Staging: Leonie Böhm
Premiere: 21 January 2023, Pfauen


Staging: Nicolas Stemann
Zurich premiere: January 2023, Schiffbau-Box

Depois do silêncio (Nach der Stille)

Staging: Christiane Jatahy
Zurich premiere: February 2023, Schiffbau-Box

Eine neue Inszenierung

By Suna Gürler
Premiere: 11 February 2023, Pfauen


Staging: Christopher Rüping
Premiere: 4 March 2023, Pfauen

The Romeo

Staging and Choreography: Trajal Harrell
Premiere: April 2023, Pfauen

Riesenhaft in Mittelerde (AT/ WT)

with and by Theater Hora, Das Helmi Puppentheater
& Nicolas Stemann & Ensemble
World premiere: 22 April 2023, Schiffbau-Halle

A Wild Piece of Wood

Presented by Moved by the Motion
Spring 2023, Zeughaus


Staging: Stas Zhyrkov
Premiere: Spring 2023, Pfauen