Original project of Vito Weis
Vito Weis, an actor widely hailed for his stage presence and uncompromising delivery, strikes again with his first original solo piece. Early on, its development process was cut short by the pandemic, which shattered the initial ideas and premises, along with the author’s creative calmness (or restlessness). While the pandemic shook the very principles of human activity, including artistic creativity, to their foundations, it also opened up new, uncharted horizons and an opportunity for new considerations. With the need to isolate came a strong sense of psychological insecurity and… new company. We were suddenly left on our own — alone with ourselves.
Bad Company is such a pure distillate of the zeitgeist in desperate need of an audience. A distillate stripped of words and nearly all stage
illusions that is nevertheless a full-blooded theatre experience. A distillate that refuses to be intrusive, instead offering a “multicoloured’ juxtaposition of stage images. In them, the author tackles many pressing issues of the day and age that we live in, while accompanied by music from another era, the time of a different epidemic.
Directed and performed by:
Nina Pertot Weis
Music and sound design consultant:
Dramaturgy consultants and concept development assistants:
Žiga Divjak, Nina Pertot Weis, Tomaž Grom
Vito Weis, Igor Remeta
Tina Dobnik (Nova pošta), Nika Bezeljak (Moment)
28 December 2020, platform Vimeo
20 August 2021, Intimate stage GT22, Maribor
The New Post Office (Maska&Mladinsko Theatre), Momen