Rena Donsbach studied art history, media culture, and stage design in Hamburg at Hochschule für bildende Künste with Raimund Bauer and at École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts Marseille. She earned a stipendium from the Karl H. Ditze Stiftung 2007 for completing her studies in stage design with distinction. In Hamburg, she worked with Julius Jensen on projects of Kampnagel at Thalia Theater and the German Schauspielhaus. Rena then went on to furnish Kunsthaus Tacheles in Berlin, the Théâtre Alfortville in Paris, the Teatro Scandicci in Florence, and also for PIQUE DAME under the direction of Eva-Maria Höckmayr at Theater Freiburg in cooperation with Nina von Essen. After assisting at Grand Théâtre de Genève, at Staatsoper Hamburg, the Opéra national de Lorraine, the Salzburger Festspiele, the Opernhaus Zürich, the Semperoper and the Theater Bremen with Raimund Bauer, Andrea Schmidt-Futterer, Vincent Lemaire, Alain Lagarde, Charles Edwards, Jeremy Herbert and Olaf Altmann respectively, she created independent room installations with the group “Von dritten Räumen” from Hamburg and set designs for short movies, which took part in competitions of ‘Internationalen Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen’ 2016 and the “Max-Ophüls-Preis” 2013 and 2016. With Renate Martin, she designed the costumes for Michael Sturminger’s production of DIE FLEDERMAUS (2018) and MY FAIR LADY (2019) at the Elbphilharmonie. In the production LA BOHÈME (2019) by Mikaël Serre at Theater Trier, she designed the costumes and collaborated with Sébastien Dupouey for the set design. In ZWEI GIRAFFEN TANZEN TANGO – BREMER SCHRITTE is the first time she collaborated with Helge Letonja and steptext at Theater Bremen, the euro-scene Leipzig and the “Akademie der Künste Berlin”.
Stage Design: Momentum Zero