Woyzeck, conceptualised by Boris Nikitin with Malte Scholz, is a lecture piece combining elements of radio. It is founded on Georg Büchner’s famous play, Woyzeck, first published in 1879, about a military barber who stabs his common-law wife to death for her infidelity. Nikitin’s piece deals with themes of mental capacity and guilt on the one hand, and questions around authorship on the other. Is there a soul where one can allocate responsibility? Are you the author of your life or not? What is life, really? Described as “an evening changing between a strange lecture performance and an experimental radio show”, it features a live audio stream of the performance on the web.
Concept, stage design and direction: Boris Nikitin with Malte Scholz; technical director: Matthias Meppelink. Boris Nikitin’s South African tour is supported by Pro Helvetia.