Pratt Presents Public Programs

Pratt Presents is a curated series of high-profile public programs and events that showcase the Institute’s expertise and reputation as a distinguished academic institution, as well as a cultural hub. Pratt Presents lectures, conversations, and performances feature distinguished artists, thinkers, and influencers.


An Evening with Robert Wilson

Brought to you by Pratt Presents

and Person Place Thing

Friday, October 25 at 6:30 PM
Pratt Brooklyn Campus, 200 Willoughby Avenue

Free and open to the public; reservations required
Reservations will be available soon

Don’t miss this special evening brought to you by Pratt Presents and the podcast Person Place Thing featuring one of the world’s foremost theater and visual artists, Robert Wilson.

A Pratt alumnus, Wilson’s works for the stage unconventionally integrate a wide variety of artistic media, including dance, movement, lighting, sculpture, music and text. His images are aesthetically striking and emotionally charged, and his productions have earned the acclaim of audiences and critics worldwide. Wilson’s artistic collaborators have included many writers and musicians such as Heiner Müller, Tom Waits, Susan Sontag, Laurie Anderson, William Burroughs, Lou Reed, Jessye Norman and Anna Calvi. Wilson's drawings, paintings and sculptures have been presented around the world in hundreds of solo and group showings, and his works are held in private collections and museums throughout the world. Wilson has been honored with numerous awards for excellence, including a Pulitzer Prize nomination, two Premio Ubu awards, the Golden Lion of the Venice Biennale, and an Olivier Award. Wilson is the founder and Artistic Director of The Watermill Center, a laboratory for the Arts in Water Mill, New York.

Randy Cohen, host of Person Place Thing will interview Wilson. The show is based on the idea that people are particularly engaging when they speak not directly about themselves but about something they care about. Guests talk about one person, one place, and one thing that are important to them. The result? Surprising stories from great talkers.


Pratt strives to make all programs, services and activities accessible, and will provide assistance to accommodate any individuals with disabilities. Security personnel, located at booths at 200 Willoughby Avenue and other campus locations, are available for assistance. Additional accessibility resources are available at www.pratt.edu/accessibility

Image: (above) Spike Lee during his spring 2014 appearance at Pratt; (below) Laurie Anderson

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