Regine Dura is a director, writer, and playwright. After studying theater/film studies, German literature and art in Frankfurt am Main and video at the Berlin University of the Arts, she worked in Berlin and London for, among others, the European Film Academy and Wim Wender’s production company. She has worked on film and radio productions for ZDF/ARTE, WDR and SWR. Her documentary Weißes Blut (White Blood) was invited to the Max Ophüls Prize competition in Saarbrücken. Since 2000, Dura has been working with Hans-Werner Kroesinger. She has been in charge of play development/concept/text since 2019, and has also co-directed and developed many productions, including Schwarze Ernte (Black Harvest) (HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin), Die 40 Tage des Musa Dagh (The 40 Days of Musa Dagh) (Maxim Gorki Theater, Berlin), Mythos Voest (Landestheater Linz), Brennende Erde (Burning Earth) (Drama Leipzig), Westwall (State Theater Mainz) and Saal 600 (Hall 600) (State Theater Nuremberg), and she was invited to the 2016 Theater Meeting with Stolpersteine Staatstheater (Stumbling Block State Theater) (Staatstheater Karlsruhe). She has led theater workshops in Hong Kong, Beijing, Sarajevo and Istanbul and received numerous grants such as the Research Grant of the Berlin Senate and a residency at Villa Kamogawa (Kyoto).
Regine Dura was a resident at Tarabya Cultural Academy in April and August 2013 and March to April 2014.