The Directors Talk
About Season 23/24

The 23/24 season of the Schauspielhaus Zürich will be special. Not only because it is the last season of Nicolas Stemann's and Benjamin von Blomberg's directorship, but also because the eight house directors are all returning to the theatre once again to work on new productions. You can look forward to adaptations of classics such as Das Leben des Galilei or Biedermann und die Brandstifer directed by Nicolas Stemann, Die Möwe by Christopher Rüping or Tempest and Carmen by Wu Tsang and Moved by the Motion. Also premieres of Blutstück, based on the novel Blutbuch by Kim de l'Horizon, in a production by Leonie Böhm, Liebes Arschloch by Virginie Despentes, adapted by Yana Ross or jetzt, jetzt, jetzt by Suna Gürler. Also on the schedule: the premiere of Tambourines by Trajal Harrell and the Schauspielhaus Zürich Dance Ensemble, the German premiere of Moise und die Welt der Vernunft by Alexander Giesche, the Swiss premiere of Der Junge aus der letzten Reihe staged by Christiane Jatahy and much more. New faces, old acquaintances: all this and more can be expected in the upcoming season. We'll see you from 8 September! 

published on 30. June 2023

Nicolas Stemann


Suna Gürler


Leonie Böhm


Yana Ross


Christopher Rüping


Wu Tsang


Trajal Harrell


Alexander Giesche


All premieres 23/24

Der Junge aus der letzten Reihe

By Juan Mayorga
Staging: Christiane Jatahy
Swiss premiere: 8 September 2023, Schiffbau-Box

Das Leben des Galilei

By Bertholt Brecht
Staging: Nicolas Stemann
Premiere: 9 September 2023, Pfauen

jetzt, jetzt, jetzt

A play developed by Lucien Haug, Suna Gürler and Yunus Ersoy
Staging: Suna Gürler
World premiere: 28 September 2023, Pfauen


After »Die Jungfrau von Orleans« by Friedrich Schiller
Staging: Leonie Böhm
Zurich-Premiere: 20. Oktober 2023, Pfauen

Amore United

By Lucien Haug
Staging: Lucien Haug
Zürich-Premiere: October 2023, Pfauen-Kammer

Schneewittchen Beauty Queen

After Gebrüder Grimm
Staging & Script: Nicolas Stemann
Rerun-Premiere: 4 November 2023, Pfauen

Liebes Arschloch

By Virgnie Despentes
Staging: Yana Ross
World premiere: 25 November 2023, Pfauen

The Ozard of Wiz

Staging: René Geerlings
Zürich-Premiere: 6 December 2023, Schiffbau-Box

Die Möwe

By Anton Tschechow
Staging: Christopher Rüping
Premiere: 20 December 2023, Pfauen

Der Sturm

By William Shakespeare
Staging: Wu Tsang with Moved by the Motion
Premiere: 24 January 2024, Pfauen


Based on the novel Blutbuch by Kim de l'Horizon
Staging: Leonie Böhm
World premiere: 22 February 2024, Pfauen


By Trajal Harrell
Staging and choreography: Trajal Harrell
Premiere: February 2024, Schiffbau-Box

Biedermann und die Brandstifter

By (and 65 years after) Max Frisch
Staging: Nicolas Stemann
Premiere: 21 March 2024, Pfauen

Antigone im Amazons

By Milo Rau and Ensemble
Staging: Milo Rau
Premiere: Spring 2024, Pfauen

Last Night a DJ Took My Life

By Joana Tischkau
Staging: Joana Tischkau
Premiere: 10 April 2024, Schiffbau-Box

Moise und die Welt der Vernunft

By Tennesse Williams
Staging: Alexander Giesche
German premiere: 19 April 2024, Pfauen


By Sophia Al Maria and Andre Yee based on the opera by George Bizet
Staging: Wu Tsang with Moved by the Motion
World premiere: 4 May 2024, Schiffbau-Halle

Parzival ff

Based on the verse romance by Wolfram von Eschenbach
Staging: Leonie Böhm
A season-spanning play with the Ensemble