HERO 3.0

More Than Words

About the show

Who and what become the Heroes, when they drive themselves beyond words?

We know that they are white, hetero-sexual, cis-gender, middle-class, family men. One is married and the other one has a real estate. The audience is absolutely convinced that they are best friends also privately, not only on stage, but Vito and Uroš don’t barbecue together, they don’t go on holidays with their families together, they don’t share a boat, they don’t play basketball together, they don’t listen to the same music, O.K., once a year a family picnic or lunch … and that’s it. And still there’s something there between them, they don’t dare to acknowledge. At least not aloud. That’s why they decided to end the dictate of words. They simply can’t have it anymore. Words became unnecessary and intrusive. Only on stage and in front of witnesses are they willing to cut into the unspeakable. With the excuse that the stage can bare anything, because nothing is true and all is fake. Though the question remains, how much of this can the audience still take and not lose fantasies of an ideal partnership, because if the audience knew how much Vito and Uroš love each other they would never watch any other show with the same eyes.

Duration: 80 minutes

Authors and performers: Uroš Kaurin and Vito Weis

Dramaturgy: Katarina Stegnar

Video: Boris Bezić

Music: Lea Čehovin and Ilj Pušnik

Visual image: Toni Soprano Meneglejte

Light designer/light technician: Gašper Bohinec

Photographer: Saša Huzjak

Executive producer: Nika Bezeljak

Premiere: November 26th 2019, Amphitheatre of the II. gimnazija Maribor Secondary School

Production: Moment Maribor

Coproducers: PTL, II. gimnazija Maribor Secondary School, Bunker, Desirée Central Station

Supported by the Ministry of Culture of Slovenia and the Municipality of Maribor.

»When an actor discards their strongest weapon, they have to be seriously good to hold the attention or even win over and enchant the audience. The two heroes succeed every step of the way.«

– Melita Forstnerič Hajnšek, Večer, February 7 2020
Hero 3.0 – More Than Words 

»In the last version of the project, the artists seem to be at their boldest, in facing their/our complexes, especially through playing with the instinctive, and they achieve something significant: they reveal the schizofrenia of the image of heroism.«

– Nenad Jelesijević, Performans, December 5 2019
Hero 3.0 – More Than Words


»As expected, the actors are naked for the most part: first with a towel around their buttocks, and then with a towel across their backs, their weenies freely flapping around.«

Samo Oleami, Radio Študent, February 27 2020
Hero 3.0 – More Than Words