July 26 — August 1, 2021

Atelier Hermann Nitsch, Prinzendorf, AT

Foto: Archiv Cibulka-Frey

23 years after the first realisation of the 6-DAY-PLAY (1998), the total work of art in Prinzendorf is to be condensed again in 2021 into a concentrated interplay of all its components.

Hermann Nitsch’s idea for a six-day and six-night action work dates back to 1957. Influenced by the Gesamtkunstwerk efforts of Richard Wagner and Alexander Scriabin, Hermann Nitsch who at that time worked intensively with the medium of literature, conceived his synaesthetically oriented action theatre, exhilarating all five senses: The Orgies Mysteries Theatre.

The length is analogous to the history of creation and is understood as an extension of all monumental works of art. All actions of the O.M. Theatre performed since then, i.e. since the early sixties, must be understood as partial realisations of the Six-Day-Play.

The Orgien Mysterien Theater is an artistic endeavour. In addition to the visual idea of form, music plays an essential role. The basic concept of the play is based on a symphonic idea. The scene of the action is the castle in Prinzendorf with all its rooms and the surrounding landscape of the Lower Austrian Weinviertel.


TIP: Reduced admission for members of the association supporting the orgies mysteries theatre!

Members of the association only pay 50% of the entrance fee for the 6-Days-Play, if they joined at least three years ahead. You could make up lost time by transferring the contribution twice this year (2 x € 70).

Additional advantages: you’ll receive an annual gift, a 30% discount on all available publications or editions, as well as free admission to the Feast of Pentecost

For further information:

Atelier Hermann Nitsch
Schlossstraße 1
2185 Prinzendorf