FALL 2021

Dear Friends of Robert Wilson,

Covid is far from over, but we are happy that most major shutdowns seem to be behind us and social and cultural life is slowly reigniting all over the world. A selection of events by or with Bob, from Sofia to Savannah, are featured below.



“I am very proud to have shown my theater production of OEDIPUS in Budapest and shared this experience with the people of this beautiful city. In the spirit of ancient Greek theater, and its early roots in the agora, the center of social, political and also artistic life in the city, I cannot ignore the overall context in which this guest performance has taken place.

It is with much regret and sorrow that I have been watching the freedom of artistic expression and education be restricted by the current national government of Hungary. The so-called “model change” at the SZFE University, which was carried out last year, was an undemocratic attack on the University’s autonomy. […] ”


The Théâtre de la Ville has become a home in Paris for Bob and his theater works over the past few years. This year, around Bob’s 80th Birthday, the TDV his honoring him by programming the new creation, Bach 6 Solo (with Jennifer Koh), and an exciting re-staging of the 1977 work I Was Sitting on My Patio This Guy Appeared I Thought I Was Hallucinating. Both works are collaborations with the choreographer Lucinda Childs.
PATIO opens on September 20 and runs through October 23.



“As a boy, I never wanted the guns my father gave me, nor to go deer hunting with him. The only thing positive about the experience was that we would get up early in the morning and go out on our own to sit in a blind, waiting for a deer to appear. I always liked being alone, having this space, a place for my mind to have its own thoughts; perchance to dream. A boy from Texas.” (Robert Wilson)

Don’t miss the chance to see Bob’s unique exhibition of glass works at the SCAD Museum of Art in Savannah, Georgia, until December 26, 2021.


For details and links to the venues, please click on the event name:

  • After a covid-related long absence, and a brief reappearance in February, Pushkin’s Fairy Tales are finally back on the stage in Moscow’s Theater of Nations. After six years in rep, it’s still a hot ticket there (September 23 through 25).
  • CocoRosie and Bob’s French version of Jungle Book will be shown again in Paris, this time (for the first time) at a new venue: the Châtelet Theater (October 30 through November 20).
  • In October / November, a new museum dedicated to the Dreyfus affair will open in the Maison Zola in Médan, near Paris, featuring a large commissioned artwork by Bob.
  • Bob will direct Shakespeare’s The Tempest at the National Theater of Bulgaria in Sofia, to open on November 17.
  • After Madrid, Vilnius and Toronto, Bob’s interpretation of Puccini’s Turandot will make its entrée at the Paris National Opera (December 1 through 30).
Photographs courtesy of Luciano Romano (1), Lucie Jansch (2,3) and James Harris (4).
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