Carlos Soto
United States



Director, designer, and performer Carlos J. Soto is making his HGO debut. His projects include designing sets and costumes for Davóne Tines and Michael Schachter’s The Black Clown at the American Repertory Theater; designing costumes for Sulayman al Bassam’s The Petrol Station at the Kennedy Center; and designing costumes for a touring retrospective of Lucinda Childs’s works spanning dances from 1967 to today. He has worked with Robert Wilson as a performer and designer on numerous productions since 1997, in both the U.S. and Europe, including redesigning the costumes for the revival of Wilson’s and Philip Glass’s Einstein on the Beach; designing costumes for Adam’s Passion, a collaboration with Wilson and Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, in Tallinn, Estonia; and designing costumes for Wilson’s staging of Sophocles’s Oedipus with German actress Angela Winkler and composer and saxophonist Richard Landry, staged among the ruins of Pompeii in the Teatro Grande, with subsequent tours to Palladio’s Teatro Olimpico, Vicenza, Naples’s Teatro Mercadante, and the Epidaurus Festival. He has collaborated with Solange Knowles as associate director and costume designer on multiple projects. He has been artist-in-residence at The Watermill Center, Kampnagel Hamburg, Schauspielhaus Wien, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and New York Live Arts, among others.