In 2005, André e. Teodósio and J. M. Vieira Mendes met to create a show they called SUPER GORILA. If in 2005, in that performance, an artist asked the audience to help him blow up everything (the room, history, himself, beginnings, middle and ends), in 2021, the same artist is only interested in an unconditional dismantling.
INFO MANIAC is a remembrance in times of Plague, a voyage that goes from the histrionics who performed in Ancient Rome to the sound of the flute, to the quantum knowledge of our present. A one-man-show with a human who is rethinking his figurative entity in a day that contains every day and time.
An actor on stage speaks about himself, revealing everything, and reveals himself to be everything but him! To do so, he resorts to the repertoire of his experiences: poems, choreographies, recipes, stories and magic potions, as well as a kind of retrospective glossary of Teatro Praga’s work.
Moving on in disorder, INFO MANIAC is a guerrilla manual for modern times, it is an excuse for being-in-relation, a performance that thinks about everything in order to give and occupy space and time. And in the secret, we will know that we know nothing, but that the Everything knows everything about us.
a performance by André e. Teodósio / Teatro Praga
Text André e. Teodósio e José Maria Vieira Mendes
Light Design Daniel Worm
Soundscape Miguel Lucas Mendes
Installation Bruno Bogarim
Photo by Carlos Pinto
Artistic Residency O Espaço do Tempo, Montemor-o-Novo
Support Polo Cultural das Gaivotas | Boavista / Câmara Municipal de Lisboa
Coproduction A Oficina / Centro Cultural Vila Flor, Teatro Viriato e Centro Cultural de Belém
Thanks to Ana Tang, Jazzy.pt, Joana Barrios, Paula Sá Nogueira, Pedro Faro, Rui Horta, Rita