set and costume designer
Tal Shacham, born in 1976 in Tel Aviv, studied design at the Vital University of Applied Sciences Tel Aviv and worked for several years as Production Designer in film and television in Israel. In 2001 she went to Berlin to visit the Master's program for stage and costume design at Peter Sykora at TU. After graduating, she assisted for two years in the opera productions of Nigel Lowery before starting as a freelance set and costume designer (2004).
During her studies she began her collaboration with the director and choreographer Constanza Macras for which she regularly designed the set (Open for Everything, Here/After, Hell on Earth, Scratch Neukölln). Moreover Tal Shacham collaborated with the directors Rene Brown, Itay Tiran and Thierry Bruehl, the choreographer Christoph Winkler and the video artist Phil Collins.
She worked in theaters such as the Schaubühne Berlin, Hebbel am Ufer, Ballhaus Naunynstraße and the Sophiensälen in Berlin, the Cameri Theatre of Tel Aviv and the Opera House in Wuppertal.
In 2012 she directed and curated the stage and set department for the Production Infinite Jest, the final project of artistic director Matthias Lilienthal at HAU. This production was a 24-hour theatrical adaptation of the novel by David Foster Wallace with nine outdoor venues in the city area of Berlin and directors such as Bianchi/Macras, Gob Squad, Peter Kastenmüller, Jan Klata, Chris Kondek, Anna-Sophie Mahler, Richard Maxwell, Mariano Pensotti, Philippe Quesne, She She Pop, Anna Viebrock and Jeremy Wade.
In 2014 she designed the set for the theatre production of August, Osage County (director Ilan Ronen).
In 2015 with director Yael Ronen, she collaborated on the new production The Situation at Gorki Theater, talking about the conflict and integration of people from the Middle East and furthermore at Wiener Volkstheater a production called Lost and Found, regarding the very relevant issue on migration and the refugee problem nowadays.
In addition to her work in theatre and dance Tal Shacham has continued her work in opera. Recent work include in 2014 set design for the contemporary opera Der Universums Stulp by Thierry Bruehl in Wuppertaler Bühnen.
In 2015 for the Israeli Opera she designed set and costumes for Le Nozze di Figaro at the Akko open-air festival (director Itay Tiran) and costumes for Tosca at Theater Trier.
With director Laura Scozzi she collaborated as costume designer on L'Italiana in Algeri in coproduction with Theatre du Capitole and Theater Nürnberg.