Data Tavadze was born in 1898 in Georgia. The director occasionally also appears on stage as an actor. Since 2008 he has been director of the Royal District Theatre in Tbilisi and is co-founder of several theatre festivals. At the European festival for young directors Fast Forward in Braunschweig, he was awarded the international jury prize for Women of troy. Together with Davit Gabunia, he is staging their play Tiger and Lion for the first time in Germany wich premiered in May 2018 at the Staatstheater Karlsruhe. In the 2019/20 season he is staging everyman (dies) (jedermann (stirbt) by Ferdinand Schmalz in the Kammerspiele of the Deutsches Theater.