Rufus Didwiszus was born in 1967 in Cologne, Germany, and grew up in Berlin and Stuttgart.

He studied set and costume design at the Academy for Fine Arts in Stuttgart. Professor: Jürgen Rose. He has designed for companies including the Kammerspiele Munich, Schaubühne Berlin, Deutsches Theater Berlin, Schauspielhaus Hamburg, TAT Frankfurt, Komische Oper Berlin, Opernhaus Zürich, Royal Opera Stockholm, Royal Dramatic Theatre Stockholm, Aarhus Teater, Betty Nansen Teatret Copenhagen, Sydney Theatre Company, Salzburg Festival, Vienna Festwochen, Edinburgh festival and Avignon festival. He has collaborated with directors including Barrie Kosky, Christian Spuck, Thomas Ostermeier, Sasha Waltz, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Christian Stückl, Stefan Larsson, Tomas Alfredson and Christian Lollike. Since 2004, he has been creating, directing and designing his own music-theater performances in collaboration with Joanna Dudley. His projects for 2019 include designing scenery for Orpheus in the Underworld at the Salzburg Festival, The Little Match Girl for Ballett Opera Zurich, and Prince Igor for the Opera National de Paris. (