Katrin Nottrodt was born in Eckernförde near Kiel in 1969. After passing her A level she participated in theater projects in Italy, Paris, Hamburg and Stuttgart. Subsequently she studied stage design in the classes of Wilfried Minks at the Hamburg University for Fine Arts and with Karl-Ernst Herrmann at the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich. Since 1992 she has created her own stage designs: initially for productions at Kampnagel in Hamburg, then for stages, festivals and theaters such as the Thalia Theater Hamburg, theatres in Düsseldorf, Hamburg and Hanover, the Schauspiel Köln and Stuttgart, the Kammerspiele in Hamburg and Munich, the Deutsche Theater and the Komische Oper Berlin, as well as the Burgtheater Wien. International productions brought her to Great Britain, Austria, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, France and Columbia.
Director Nicolas Stemann is an important artistic partner for her. They primarily worked on the debut performances of Elfriede Jelinek’s dramas such as “Das Werk”, “Ulrike Maria Stuart” and “Babel”. Most recently they also realized productions for the music theater, “La Périchole” (2010 at the Komische Oper Berlin) as well as the first staging of “Rein Gold” at the Staatsoper Berlin. In 2014 she created the stage design for “Peer Gynt” (directed by Sigrid Strøm Reibo) at the Norske Opera in Oslo. Productions involving Katrin Nottrodt’s cooperation have been repeatedly invited to the Berliner Theatertreffen, most recently “John Gabriel Borkmann” directed by Karin Henkel.