Sigi Colpe was born in 1970 in Cuxhaven and grew up in Cologne. She first studied at the University of Applied Sciences in Münster with Prof. Jörg Heydemann, where she gained a diploma in object design in 1995. Subsequently she studied with Prof. Dieter Flimm at the University of Applied Sciences in Hanover where she graduated with an engineering diploma in spatial design in 1998. In the following year she assisted at the Niedersächsiches Staatstheater in Hanover under the directorship of Ulrich Khuon. Since 2000 she has worked as a freelance stage and costume designer, among others at Schauspiel Hannover, the Thalia Theater Hamburg, Theater Osnabrück, Theater Bremen, and Schauspiel Düsseldorf. At the Deutsches Theater Berlin she designed the stage sets and costumes for Scherbenpark (Broken Glass Park) by Alina Bronsky and Kind ohne Zimmer (Child Without a Room) by Annett Gröschner, both directed by Annette Kuß; for Constellations by Nick Payne, directed by Hüseyin Michael Cirpici; for Jede Stadt brauch ihren Helden (Every City Needs Its Heroes) by Philipp Löhle and directed by Daniela Löffner; and for Submission, based on the novel by Michel Houellebecq and directed by Stephan Kimmig.