Dear Friends of Robert Wilson,

Just two nights ago, Bob received an exceptional honor at the White House, where this year’s “Praemium Imperiale” laureates were announced. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called Bob “a true pioneer” who “helped reinvent a stage where time and space are redrawn, and the experience of narrative is reimagined.” The Praemium Imperiale will be awarded next month in Tokyo, and is sometimes referred to as “the Nobel Prize of the Arts.”

For details, a video and photos of the ceremony, click here.



This November, the Municipal Theater of Piraeus, the port city for greater Athens, will present an unusual project: Bob will direct Three Tall Women, a two-act work by US playwright Edward Albee. Bob has called this “a real challenge; it is completely different from anything that I have done in my career, a play that is written naturalistically with a lot of chit-chat.” The production, performed in Greek, will star three of the most prominent Greek actresses, and run from November 23 through mid-February next year.


Also this fall, from October 12 through December 5, various artworks by Bob, from The White Raven and other oeuvres, can be experienced (and collected) in the exhibition Owls and Chairs at the Bernier/Eliades Gallery in the center of Athens.



Two works by Bob will hit Shanghai and vicinity this fall: H—100 seconds to midnight, the play with texts by Etel Adnan and Stephen Hawking, touching on some basic questions of human existence, will travel from its home in Hamburg to the Wuzhen Festival from October 19 to 22.

Shortly thereafter, on November 18 and 19, Shanghai audiences can experience a fundamentally different piece at the Shangyin Opera House: Relative Calm, a new “triptych version” of Bob’s 1981 collaboration with dancer and choreographer Lucinda Childs, which now includes their take on Stravinsky’s classic Pulcinella.



  • DORIAN, the acclaimed monologue by Darryl Pinckney, will be on in its German version in Düsseldorf on Sept. 22 (with English surtitles) and Oct. 15, in Ludwigshafen on Nov. 25 and 26; and in Kaunas (in Lithuanian with English surtitles) from Oct. 6 to 8.


  • THE TEMPEST can be viewed (in Bulgarian) at the National Theater “Ivan Vazov” in Sofia on Oct. 12 and Nov. 28.


  • TURANDOT, which just had a long early-summer run in Madrid, will be back at the Paris Opera from Nov. 6 through 29. 


  • In addition to the Shanghai tour mentioned above, RELATIVE CALM will be at La Villette in Paris from Nov. 30 through Dec. 3, in Tarbes on Dec. 7 and 8, and in Lugano on Dec. 13 and 14.


  • The original French version of JUNGLE BOOK will receive two tour performances on Dec. 2 and 3. We cannot disclose the location yet because the festival has not published their program; but do check back soon on our production page—it will be an exciting place. 


  • It is hard to believe, but it will be the first time ever for a production by Bob to be seen at the “Dramaten,” the Royal Swedish Theater in Stockholm, when MARY SAID WHAT SHE SAID, the stunning monologue with Isabelle Huppert, will travel to the Bergman Festival on Dec. 8, 9 and 10.


  • Bob’s production of Händel’s MESSIAH, in Mozart’s adaptation, originally premièred in Salzburg just before the covid pandemic started, will be performed at the prestigious Liceo in Barcelona next year, from March 16 through 26, and those shows are already on sale!
Photographs © Liam Krumstroh (1); Flavio Pezzotti (2/Collage);
Lucie Jansch (3,4).
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