Bad company

The entrance fee is 5 euros. Tickets are available online and at the venue one hour before the event.


Pure distillate of the zeitgeists

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.

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.

Vito Weis (1986) graduated as an actor in 2013 and has since been working in drama, dance, physical theatre and contemporary performing arts. He won several awards for his work: in 2018 the Borštnik Award for acting for performance Hero 2.0 (Moment, EN-Knap), in 2015 the Borštnik Award for young actor for the roles of Léon and Rodolphe in Madame Bovary, and in 2016 the Golden Lion Award at the eponymous festival for his acting efforts in Madame Bovary, No Tears for Queers and Hero 1.0.

In cooperation with Summer Puppet Pier Festival.


According to government regulations, participation in cultural events is permitted to persons with a negative test for COVID-19, fully vaccinated persons, or persons who have recovered from COVID-19. This rule does not apply to children.

We must follow the recommendations regarding the maintenance of interpersonal distancing, proper wearing of masks, hand and cough hygiene.



Directed and performed by: Vito Weis
Direction consultant: Žiga Divjak
Movement consultant: Nina Pertot Weis
Music and sound design consultant: Tomaž Gorm
Dramaturgy consultants and concept development assistants: Žiga Divjak, Nina Pertot Weis, Tomaž Grom
Lighting design: Vito Weis, Igor Remeta
Set and costume design: Vito Weis
Technical manager: Igor Remeta
Photo: Nada Žgank
Video: Vid Hajnšek
Producers: Tina Dobnik, Nika Bezeljak
Co-production: The New Post Office (Maska&Mladinsko Theatre), Momen

City: Maribor
Duration: 90 minutes
On the programme:
20 August 2021 at 8:00 pm
Intimni oder GT22
21 August 2021 at 8:00 pm
Intimni oder GT22