Ran Chai Bar-Zvi © Bjoern Klein

Ran Chai Bar-Zvi (GER/ISR)

is a theater director and writer as well as a set and costume designer.
Born in Jerusalem in 1989, he studied costume and stage design at the Berlin-Weißensee Academy of Art. This was followed by work with and for Rimini Protokoll, Schauspielhaus Dresden, Ruhrtriennale, Heimathafen Neukölln, Glanz & Krawall and Munich Volkstheater, among others.
His video works with the artists Doireann O’Malley and Michael Portnoy were shown at the Hugh Lane Gallery in Dublin and at the Steirischer Herbst art festival.
As director and writer, he created DARK ROOM at Schauspiel Hannover, followed by his adaptation of the acclaimed novel DAS WIRKLICHE LEBEN by Adeline Dieudonné. Subsequent productions for the Stages of the City of Cologne, Staatstheater Mainz (JUPITER BRÜLLT) and Volkstheater Munich (DAS GROSSE HEFT after Ágota Kristóf). In April 2024, his first opera production ZAÏDME/ADAMA based on Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Chaya Czernowin will premiere at the Stadttheater Aachen.




Selected direction projects

ZAÏDME/ADAMA by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Chaya Czernowin

April 27, 2024

Premiere: Stadttheater Aachen

Fragments by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Chaya Czernowin
Director and stage design: Ran Chai Bar-zvi
at the Stadttheater Aachen

Ran Chai Bar-zvi brings ZAÏDE/ADAMA to the stage against the backdrop of a conflict that has taken on a cruel dynamic since October 7, 2023. ZAÏDE/ADAMA is Bar-zvi’s first opera production where the chorus of citizens of the city of Aachen plays a decisive role as a symbol of collective self-empowerment.


February 2024

Premiere: Staatstheater Mainz

BLUTBUCH (BLOOD BOOK), adapted from the novel by Kim de L'Horizon

December 2023

Premiere: Schauspiel Hannover

DAS GROSSE HEFT (THE BIG BOOKLET), adapted from the novel by Ágota Kristóf

October 2023

Premiere: Volkstheater Munich

DAS WIRKLICHE LEBEN (THE TRUE LIFE), adapted from the novel by Adeline Dieudonné


Premiere: Schauspiel Hannover



Premiere: Schauspiel Hannover