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WOW-EFFECT Open Rehearsal 2020

UPDATE 15 MARCH, 18:30 DUE TO GOVERNMENTAL DECISION TO CLOSE SCHOOLS, RESTAURANTS, SPORTS CLUBS ETC. UNTIL APRIL 6TH, WE WILL ALSO NEED TO POSTPONE THIS EVENT. YOU CAN STILL REGISTER AND WE WILL LET YOU KNOW ABOUT THE NEW DATE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING. WOW-EFFECT Opens its Doors for One Night    WOW-EFFECT is thrilled to invite you to its third edition of Open Rehearsal! April 1st 2020 will be WE's 6th birthday. So join us in our rehearsal that Thursday (April 2nd), and meet of our friendly community. You may expect much fun, enjoy a warm up and some acting exercises with us, and get a glimpse of how we rehearse each week. What are we working on? Brain implants, humanoids, [...]

2040 Backstage Work – Blender Workshop

2040 Backstage Work – Blender Workshop Last week, WOW-EFFECT organised an informative and practical workshop on the topic of 3D modelling, headed by our very own tech-genius Stefan Riegl. The software we were to experiment with, and our instructor is only a little bit in love with, is BLENDER. This 3D modelling software of Dutch origin which in essence is similar to Adobe Dimension and Autodesk Maya, but in price-range, utterly different. BLENDER is a notably “free and open source 3D modelling program” which, as we found out in the workshop, is really easy to use even if you’re not as tech savvy as our Mr. Riegl, tech-genius. Blender is a public project, made by hundreds of people from around the world; by studios and individual artists, [...]

February 10th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

Season 2019-2020 Kicks Off

Season 2019-2020 Kicks Off Ready for the season 2019-2020? WOW-EFFECT is starting to work on its new project “2040” and is inviting you to join the journey to the future. So fasten your seat belts and enjoy the trip. As every year, the season kicks off with a free acting workshop. This is also your ticket to becoming a member of WE, enjoying team-work with an international group of people and getting creative! About 2040 Looking back at the past 20 years, we can easily see how fast life changes in relatively short periods of time. Smartphones and social media come at the forefront of how everyday communication went digital all the way. “No one's on the streets. We moved it all online.” as British rock band Arctic Monkeys put it. Wi-fi [...]

August 12th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

Character Wackyparse – Sarah Fünke

Character Wackyparse – Sarah Fünke We interviewed the cast of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. What we didn't tell our interviewees, was what kind of questions we would ask them. So here is a perfectly correct representation of Sarah. Enjoy! 30 Graphic designer Germany German, English, Dutch, a bit of Esperanto, Japanese, French Helen O’Neill 1. How do you prepare for a zombie apocalypse? I don’t prepare at all. If a zombie apocalypse happens, I will probably be dead within the first day and I am weirdly okay with that… 2. Describe WE in three words. Communicative, developing, ambitious. 3. Which Disney hero character would you be? I am not sure I would be [...]

Character Wackyparse – Puk Speckens

Character Wackyparse – Puk Speckens We interviewed the cast of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. What we didn't tell our interviewees, was what kind of questions we would ask them. So here is a perfectly correct representation of Puk. Enjoy! 27 Fresh graduate of English studies The Netherlands Dutch, French, German Maid 1. If you were a plant, what would you be? Fresh mint. I love fresh mint. And… I’m fresh and I’m minty? Could also be a cactus, cause I’m easy to handle, but if you over-handle me, I can become prickly. 2. Who would you most likely drunk dial? I’d mostly likely text, as I don’t always feel comfortable with phone calls. [...]

Character Wackyparse – Stefan Riegl

Character Wackyparse – Stefan Riegl We interviewed the cast of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. What we didn't tell our interviewees, was what kind of questions we would ask them. So here is a perfectly correct representation of Stefan. Enjoy! 29 Master's student of artificial intelligence Germany German, little bit of Dutch and Japanese Gabriel Utterson 1. Did your parents plan to have you? Planned! If it was a girl, they would have named her Stefanie. 2. Which time would you go to for a visit? Ancient Rome because I want to see what is true and what is made up. Or 200 years into the future. 3. Name 3 vegetables that will be [...]

Character Wackyparse – Carmen Vazquez

Character Wackyparse – Carmen Vazquez We interviewed the cast of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. What we didn't tell our interviewees, was what kind of questions we would ask them. So here is a perfectly correct representation of Carmen. Enjoy! 32 PhD candidate in soil biology Spain Spanish toddler-Dutch Cybel 1. What did you want to become when you were a kid? Pediatrician. 2. How prepared are you for a zombie apocalypse? Like minus 10. I mean, I have like a few cans in the pantry, but no weapons- zero training. Think I’ll be like, zombie number 3. 3. Which Disney hero character would you be? My instinct says Hercules, cause he’s ridiculous. I [...]

Character Wackyparse – Anssi Kemppainen

Character Wackyparse – Anssi Kemppainen  We interviewed the cast of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. What we didn't tell our interviewees, was what kind of questions we would ask them. So here is a perfectly correct representation of Anssi. Enjoy! 38 Software design engineer at ASML  Finland Finnish, somewhat Dutch, Swedish, Russian & German Pool/ Butler  (drunk) Father  1. Anssi, who would you most likely drunk dial? I would probably call my ex.... colleague, actually, not girlfriend. I've done it once before. I hadn't seen him in like 5 years, I was really drunk and for some reason it occurred to me that I really need to call him. I hardly remember what I [...]

PERSBERICHT: Jekyll en Hyde productie van WOW-EFFECT

Actrice speelt Jekyll en Hyde in productie van WOW-EFFECT Theater Op 15 en 16 Juni keert het Nijmeegse WOW-EFFECT Theater terug in de Steigerzaal van de Lindenberg, ditmaal met The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, waarin het klassieke verhaal in een nieuw daglicht wordt gezet. Het stuk begint met de briljante wetenschapper Dr. Henry Jekyll die zijn beste vrienden, Gabriel Utterson en Dr. Hastie Lanyon, probeert te overtuigen dat de Victoriaanse maatschappij slaapverwekkend is. Hier vertelt Dr. Jekyll echter niet dat hij al een chemische formule ontwikkeld heeft waarmee hij hun leven op de kop kan zetten. Met deze formule ontketent hij z'n innerlijke, beestachtige zelf: Edward Hyde. Bevrijd van de verstikkende morele beperkingen vormt Hyde een hechte relatie met prostitué Cybel, terwijl Jekyll zijn normale leven [...]

PRESS RELEASE: WOW-EFFECT’s Jekyll and Hyde Production

Actress plays Jekyll and Hyde in WOW-EFFECT Theater production On June 15th and 16th, Nijmegen’s international group WOW-EFFECT Theater returns to Lindenberg’s Steigerzaal, bringing to the stage the sci-fi classic The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, re-imagined in a new light. The play begins with the brilliant scientist Dr Henry Jekyll trying to convince his best friends, Gabriel Utterson and Dr Hastie Lanyon, that their Victorian high-society life is boring. What Jekyll doesn’t tell them is that he has already created a chemical formula that will turn their lives upside down. With the formula he unleashes his inner, bestial-self: Edward Hyde. Freed from stifling moral chains, Hyde forms a close relationship with the prostitute Cybel, while Jekyll continues his normal life — until Hyde’s passions begin to [...]