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Production History

The first premier of Woyzeck on stage was in 1913 in Munich Residenz Theater, where it was received positively. To this day Woyzeck has been performed on many stages in different parts of the world.

Some of the adaptations both on stage and in other forms of media include:

- In 1925 Wozzeck, an opera by Austrian composer Alban Berg, premiered.

- In 1979 Werner Herzog adapted Woyzeck into a film.


- In 1994 the Handspring Puppet Company of South Africa created a production entitled Woyzeck on the Highveld. Woyzeck was portrayed as a black South African servant.

- In 1994 another film premiered based on Woyzeck. It was by János Szász.

- In 1999 the Worth Street Theater Company played Woah-Jack!. Adapted and directed by Jeff Cohen, the play portrays Woyzeck as a black American soldier at an army base in the 1960s.

- In 2000 Tom Waits, Robert Wilson, and Kathleen Brennan created a production of Woyzeck in Denmark that traveled to New York two years later.

-In 2006 the Gate Theater of London played Woyzeck in New York. The production was adapted and directed by Daniel Kramer, using music by Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton, and Beethoven throughout as background music although the play was set in the 1800s.

-In 2007 a modernized play, Re: Woyzeck by Jeremy Gable premiered in Fullerton, California. In this play Georg Büchner becomes a character himself. The play was received favorably and was considered for Pulitzer Prize.

- In 2008 in London as a part of the London Mime Festival, a South Korean group called Sadari Movement Laboratory performed Woyzeck. Read a review here.