Bad company

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.

alone
company
company
creator
creator
Vito Weis
Vito Weis
without words
zeitgeist
zeitgeist

Video

Past performances

20. august 2021 / Intimate stage GT22
21. august 2021 / Intimate stage GT22
26. august 2021 / Mladi levi, Nova pošta
27. august 2021 / Mladi levi, Nova pošta, Ljubljana
29. august 2021 / Mladi levi, Nova pošta, Ljubljana
10. september 2021 / Intimate stage GT22
23. october 2021 / Nova pošta, Ljubljana
29. october 2021 / Beograd, Festival Kondenz
30. november 2021 / Nova pošta, Ljubljana (Co-Festival)
11. february 2022 / Intimate stage GT22
12. february 2022 / Intimate stage GT22
Directed and performed by:

Vito Weis

Direction consultant:

Žiga Divjak

Movement consultant:

Nina Pertot Weis

Music and sound design consultant:

Tomaž Grom

Dramaturgy consultants and concept development assistants:

Žiga Divjak, Nina Pertot Weis, Tomaž Grom

Lighting design:

Vito Weis, Igor Remeta

Technical manager::

Igor Remeta

Producers:

Tina Dobnik (Nova pošta), Nika Bezeljak (Moment)

Duration:

90 minutes

Premiere:

28 December 2020, platform Vimeo
20 August 2021, Intimate stage GT22, Maribor

Co-production:

The New Post Office (Maska&Mladinsko Theatre), Momen