Christopher-Fares Köhler was born in Wiesbaden in 1987 and grew up in Germany and Jordan. He studied theater studies at the University of Leipzig and at the Free University of Berlin. From 2013–2015 he worked as an assistant director for Falk Richter, in plays such as »Small Town Boy« at the Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin. In the season of 2017/18, he worked as a dramaturge at the Kammerspiele Munich along with Benjamin von Blomberg (artistic director: Matthias Lilienthal). Since 2012 he has worked as a Director in Berlin, Leipzig and at Theater Oberhausen. Christopher has been working as a translator since 2014, primarily for Arabic authors for the Theater der Welt Festival 2017 in Hamburg, for the Zürcher Theaterspektakel, the Theater an der Ruhr, the Boat People Project, the Volksbühne Berlin, Münchner Kammerspiele and the Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin. Since May 2018, he has been the Dramaturg of the Exile Ensemble at the Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin and is the Artistic Director Assistant to Co-Artistic Director Jens Hillje.