Bedtime Stories live recording After five months it's finally here: The recording of WOW-EFFECT's first play, Bedtime Stories. A big thank you to everyone who was involved in this production! This would not have been possible without your help. We are so glad and happy to be able to present our work to you, on stage and on YouTube. Thank you all so much! -------------------------------------------------- Bedtime Stories is a story about a family being torn apart and about their struggle with losses and loneliness. It's about three people trying to cope with this in their very own way. But most of all it's about Abby, the family's child. One day she's a princess on a flying carpet, traveling amongst the clouds, the next day she has to deal with a [...]
The preliminary rounds of ‘The Play of Nijmegen’ brought good news to five amateur theater groups / actors. Selected by the jury, consisting of Marianne Hermans, Rik Luijmes and Pieter van Terheijden, the groups will present their 45 minute piece in the finals of the festival. WOW-EFFECT is one of these five groups and is honored to present their original piece Inbetween in front of a full audience during the finals. Marianne Hermans As a preparation for this event, each group is coached by one of the jury members. WOW-EFFECT will be supervised by the dramatist, actrice, director and theater teacher Marianne Hermans. Two rehearsals will be conducted with the coach present for the group to receive feedback from Hermans. This enables the group to not only to improve their [...]
‘The Play of Nijmegen’ is a local theater festival organized by Stichting Kunst & Cultuurplein De Verspiegeling for amateur theater groups. It is inspired from ‘The Voice of Holland’ so after a primary round of performances on 26-27 September, 5 groups selected by 3 jury members will receive coaching and will get a chance to show their talents at a final performance on 20-21-22 November. WOW-EFFECT enters the festival with an original play called ‘Inbetween’ and will be on stage on 27 September. Each evening visitors can see the performances of 4 different groups. Tickets Tickets can be reserved by sending an email to email@example.com. Inbetween – Plot Shakespearean characters who have blood on their hands will not be sent to heaven when they die. But they also won’t be going to [...]
The big play is over, everyone is exhausted but happy ... So what now? What is WOW-EFFECT going to do now? Well, we are sure we won't sit around all summer long! Instead, we have been thinking about starting an exciting summer project and we have decided to invite new members to it as well! Are you interested in theater? Are you ready to rehearse one evening per week for 2-3 hours? Are you ready to commit to the group and to the project? Be part of our exciting summer project! The summer project will run from July to November and we will rehearse once a week on Thursdays from 8pm to 10pm. You will be able to help us develop the project, help with it's production and also act in [...]
Did you know... That five of the WOW-EFFECTers, Tabea, Ferdinand, Anissa, Phan and Xiaoji, are Actors Without Borders? They live in Kleve, Germany and travel to Nijmegen each week for rehearsals and our social gatherings. They all are students at the Hochschule Rhein-Waal, a very international University of Applied Science, and this led our news to spread to Germany. Check the video below to hear about 'Bedtime Stories' from the campus radio show (in German) or read along for the English translation of the broadcast. Female speaker: The next event should probably be introduced by you, Lukas. You do speak Dutch, right? We are talking about the theater play "Bedtime Stories" by the theater group WOW-EFFECT. Lukas (in Dutch): Well, then I shall listen now! Lukas: They are Nijmegen’s international theater group. On [...]
Haven’t you ordered your tickets for Bedtime Stories yet? No problem! Because WE is handing out TWO FREE TICKETS for each evening! So what should you do in order to win them? Mention for which day you would like to win the tickets in the comments of this post; May 30 or May 31. Tag at least one person you’d like to take with you. You can tag as many people as you’d like of course! On May 10 we will announce the lucky winners on our Facebook page.
Have you ever wondered what it's like at one of our rehearsals? If you follow us on Facebook, you have probably noticed that most pictures from our rehearsals look rather serious and stern. We are hard at work, mind you, but that doesn't keep us from having tons of fun! Last weekend we had our very first theatercamp, meaning two whole days of theater action - 6 to 8 hours rehearsal and a lot of socializing aferwards. During one of those days, we shot some footage of how we work and how we unwind ... Have a look!
Wow-Effect started its journey on April 1, 2014. And no, it's not a joke! Everything began in a cold, dark room, with an idea by Tulya Kavaklioglu, the founder of WOW-EFFECT. She posted a call for auditions around Nijmegen, expecting lots of people to show up. But only a few did. It was not a surprise that they were not impressed by her cold, dark room requiring WE to find a new home for its meetings . So people left... The initial spark Except one very special girl: Tanya de Kruijff, WE's very own playwright. Tulya and Tanya found strength from each other's presence, which led to the creation of the first real project of WE, an original play called 'Bedtime Stories'. Two was still a small number though, considering what the two had in [...]
The WOW-EFFECT Theater Group has announced the main cast for its upcoming original production of BEDTIME STORIES by playwright Tanya de Kruijff, which is set to make its premiere on the stage of De Lindenberg on May 30, 2015. The performance will be held in English. BEDTIME STORIES is produced by Tanya de Kruijff and Tulya Kavaklıoğlu and directed by Ruud Mol. Tickets for the Saturday performance can be be bought here, tickets for the Sunday performance here. Bedtime Stories is a story taking place at the thin border between love and hate, despair and hope, the bitterness of reality and the sweetness of imagination. It is a world where only a few might find the strength to see the light at the end of this thin line. A world of joy and pain magically fit [...]
After months of preparation and rehearsals, we are finally in the most thrilling phase of production: The Casting. But because of our creative approach to this production, our auditions are a little different than what you would expect from your typical "Will they make it on Broadway?"-movie. Instead of standing in front of the casting directors, doing a monologue and then awaiting the call, our actors got to work on the script, play a few different roles, got feedback on their play and are now encouraged to choose the parts they feel the most strongly for. Over the course of this last weekend, every actor was asked to send in their three top choices of characters they would like to play. Our team of producers, writers and the director will then choose [...]