1-9 July.Taipei, Taiwan
An extraordinary festival of performance design, including exhibitions, performances
and diverse events,attracted over 15,000 visitors from 71 countries.


Recommend|Asia Premiere in Taipei

25 May, 2017


 Charlotte : A Tri-Coloured Play with Music


Asia Premiere亞洲首演



Date 時間

July 1|Sat|14:30、20:00
July 2|Sun|14:30

Venue 地點

Experimental Theatre of Taipei National University of the Arts
國立臺北藝術大學 展演藝術中心戲劇廳

Price 票價 

20% off Early- bird tickets before 6/15    
即日起至6/15早鳥8折 限時優惠


Duration 長度

90 mins without intermission.
90 分鐘, 無中場休息

Language 語言

In English with Chinese surtitles.



Life?or Theatre? is the name that Berlin‑born Jewish artist Charlotte Salomon gave to a sequence of nearly 800 gouaches accompanied by text and musical references that she produced between 1940 and 1942.
Before her deportation to Auschwitz at age 26, she handed the work to a local physician, with the message: "Take good care of this… it is my whole life.“Charlotte chronicled the inner life of a young woman coming of age during the rise of Nazism and under the shadow of family suicides.
Life?or Theatre? has been adapted for the stage and screen, transformed into opera, ballet, artwork, puppetry and literature. However, it has yet to be fully realized as a "singspiel," the performance style Charlotte envisioned.
Charlotte: A Tri-Coloured Play with Music is a multi-national collaboration with a core creative team from Canada, UK, and Czech Republic, plus seven actor-singers and four musician-performers. The essential quality of our “singspiel” is the total synchronicity of word, image, and music.
This production is based on‘Leben oder Theater ?, einSingespiel’ ( Life or Theatre ? )  a dramatized autobiography in 796 gouaches by Charlotte Salomon ( Berlin 1917- Auschwitz 1943). ‘Lebenoder Theater, einSingespiel’ by Charlotte Salomon is part of the collection of the Jewish Historical Museum Amsterdam, www.jhm.nl/collection/specials/charlotte-salomon

© Charlotte Salomon Foundation, Amsterdam
Charlotte Salomon®

夏綠蒂.所羅門(Charlotte Salomon),一位平凡的猶太裔年輕女畫家。二戰期間,在絕望和暴力陰影進逼之下,她日夜不輟畫下一生遭遇。近八百幅僅以紅黃藍三原色構成的畫作,每一幅都配有完整的人物對白,並指定合適的音樂,甚至以透明膠片重疊拉出另一維度的想像圖說。
2017年是夏綠蒂出生一百週年,有「劇場設計教母」之稱的英國導演暨設計師潘蜜拉.霍爾(Pamela Howard),以紅黃藍三原色作為主要的空間設計元素,


Collaborators 製作團隊
Director/Scenographer 導演/舞台美術家: Pamela Howard (UK)
Librettist 作詞: AlonNashman(Canada)
Composer作曲: AlešBřezina (Czech Republic)
With a company of 7 actor-singers and 4 musicians

A Theaturtle production; developed with the support of Canadian Stage, Toronto (Matthew Jocelyn Artistic and General Director, Su Hutchinson, Managing Director), and with a residency at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, Kingston (Tricia Baldwin, Director).  www.theaturtle.com/charlotte.html


WSD2017 Official Recap Video

08 November, 2017

World Stage Design 2017, which closed on July 9, has attracted 15,000+ attendees from 71 countries around the world. Let’s recall the time we had in Taipei and look forward the next WSD in 2021!

Thank you for your participation in WSD2017

01 August, 2017

Thank you for your participation. Let’s recall the dates and events of WSD2017 in Taipei. And we are looking forward to seeing each other again in WSD2021!

WSD2017 Digital Program Book

15 July, 2017

World Stage Design 2017 Program Book is online!

Award list of WSD2017

06 July, 2017

All the selected works are highly valued by the visitors and Award Jury. Awards announced in the Award Ceremony of July 5th, there are 12 Gold, 12 Silver and 13 Bronze.