Troubleyn/Jan Fabre/Tony Rizzi and the Bad Habits


Drugs kept me alive

Mousonturm Saal


Jan Fabre and Antony Rizzi share more than twenty years of close collaboration. Drugs kept me alive, which first premiered at Mousonturm in March 2013, is a piece tailor-made by Fabre for the born performer Rizzi: a monolog for a survivor. Quick-wittedly balancing over  the yawning abyss. A man, who has lived life to a full, always one step ahead of the scythe of death. His break-neck speed is his secret weapon, his sense of humour a strong drug and his accomplices have illustrious names such as ecstasy, ketamine, GBH, poppers, speed, cocaine, or 2C-B, 2C-1, 2C-7. But what truly keeps him alive is his desire for intensity and ecstasy.

Text, Direction, Scenery: Jan Fabre * with: Antony Rizzi * Dramaturgy: Miet Martens * Original music: Dimitri Brusselmans * Costumes: Andrea Kränzlin * Production: Troubleyn/Jan Fabre in coproduction with Maribor 2012 – European Capital of Culture * Technical coordination: Geert Van der Auwera * Technician: Tim Thielemans * Production & Tour manager: Ilka De Wilde, Katrien Bruyneel