The actor and creator Cláudio da Silva, in collaboration with the visual artist and director Pedro Paiva and the actress Carolina Dominguez, have joined forces for a project that aims to reflect on a manifesto, in the form of theatre, that continues to identify strategies for the perversion of human dignity: Georg Büchner’s “Woyzeck”. This is the first time that the visual artist and director Pedro Paiva has entered the territory of theatre, together with Cláudio da Silva, with whom he collaborated on one of his films, still to be released, and which deals precisely with “Woyzeck”.

Written in 1896, Georg Büchner’s “Woyzeck” is only a fragment, four unfinished manuscripts, destroyed by time, which would only be published at the end of the 19th century. From then until today, this very short and mysterious text has never ceased to disturb contemporary theatre, which has successively sought in it some of its most urgent questions. Based on real events, Büchner’s text dramatises the case of a man sentenced to death for a crime of passion. Cláudio da Silva, Carolina Dominguez and Pedro Paiva propose with “Woyzeck, Fuk’em’ol!” a scenic rewriting of this document by Büchner, crossing his dramaturgy with the Hesse Manifesto and material collected from the author’s letters. 

Staging, dramaturgy, interpretation, installation: Cláudio da Silva, Carolina Dominguez and Pedro Paiva

Co-production: BoCA, Colectivo 84, ZDB
Pictures: Bruno Simão / BoCA – Biennial of Contemporary Arts (Lisboa)


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