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, Yael Ronen, Sebastian Gruner, Ilan Ronen, Alexander Charim, Laura Socozzi and the video artist Phil Collins. She worked in theaters such as the Schaubühne, Hebbel am Ufer, Ballhaus Naunynstraße, Gorki Theater, and the Sophiensälen in Berlin, the Cameri Theatre of Tel Aviv , the Thèâtre du Capitole in French, the Opera House in Wuppertal and Volks Theater Wien.
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 addition to her work in theatre and dance Tal Shacham has continued her work in opera too. In 2014 she created the set for the contemporary opera Der Universums Stulp by Thierry Bruehl in Wuppertaler Buehnen.” Nabucco”, eine Kinderoper at Theater Magdeburg (director Sebastian Gruner), “Le nozze di Figaro”, at the Israel Opera (director Itay Tiran) , “Together Forever”, Gorki Theater Berlin (Director Yael Ronen)
Future collaborations include “Julie” at Theater Magdeburg 2016 (director Sebastian Gruner), Italiana in Algeri”, Opera de Toulouse 2016/ Staatstheater Nürnberg 2017 (Director Laura Scozzi).