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Coming Soon: WOW-EFFECT Theater’s Annual Free Acting Workshop

It's time for WE's annual free acting workshop! During this workshop you will be able to meet new and amazing people, make (your first?) contact with acting and meet the wonderful cast and crew of WOW-EFFECT Theater.   What? -> Team building, improvs, exercises, lot of fun! When? -> 14 September - 5 October, on Thursdays. What time? -> 20:30 - 22:30 Where? -> 't Hert, Thijmstraat 40, Nijmegen For more info and chance to connect with attendees join our FB event. Register here -> PS. Using the registration form, you can also let us know if you want to join our backstage team only! Like what you see? You can join WOW-EFFECT Theater! We are an English speaking multicultural theater group which rehearses weekly and puts a play [...]

August 20th, 2017|

WOW-EFFECT Theater performs Alice vs. Wonderland

Ready to go down the rabbit hole? Before summer arrives in town, WOW-EFFECT Theater will steal a dark night of yours and will wrap it up to the colors of a trip. Be sure to reserve your seats in time for this unforgettable journey. Alice vs. Wonderland Alice, a typical modern teenager, trades places with Mary-Ann, the Wonderland version of herself. Now Alice must travel through a fantastical, psychedelic dreamscape, challenged by Carroll’s canonical characters every step of the way. Transforming every time she eats or drinks, Alice is played by six different actresses, each evoking a different aspect of adolescence. ALICE VS. WONDERLAND is a fast-paced, whimsical and at the same time frightening adaption of the classical tale, remixing the original tones and accents of the story into a new, modern [...]

March 8th, 2017|Tags: , |

WOW-EFFECT Theater presents: HOME AGAIN – Encore Performance

Home Again Encore Performance in Kleve 6 November, 19:15 XOX-Theater, Kleve, Germany "The options we had were to escape and come here, or to die." The words were echoed by many asylum seekers. A refugee's journey starts off with an extremely tough decision that they need to make: whether or not to leave behind everything that is familiar to them and to start over. With sketches based on the diverse stories, we intend on ripping off the  label “refugee”. Home Again is a compilation of many contemporary sketches on refugees' journeys and their integration within our society. Each sketch shows different characters and a different part of their journey. A young husband is torn apart by the [...]

October 17th, 2016|Tags: , |


------------------------------- PERSBERICHT ------------------------------- WOW-EFFECT Theater performs Inbetween This year, the amateur theater group will perform their original play INBETWEEN in several Dutch cities, celebrating the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeares death. After their tragic death, Romeo and Juliet wake up in Inbetween, together with five other shakespearian sinners. While they await their fate in this world of deception and manipulation, people’s love and trust is put to the test immensely. Old relationships threaten to wither while new relationships bloom in this Shakespearian fairytale. Inbetween, written by Tanya de Kruijff and directed by Ruud Mol, premiered at the amateur theater festival “The Play of Nijmegen”, where it was voted into the finals by a jury of professional theater makers. Fundraising for Refugees WOW-EFFECT Theater is a young amateur theatre group with members from 10 [...]

May 24th, 2016|Tags: |

Tour Announcement: INBETWEEN

Tour Announcement: INBETWEEN Save the date(s)! WE are going on tour! Come see our new play "Inbetween" in Nijmegen, Arnhem and Utrecht! After their tragic death, Romeo and Juliet wake up in Inbetween, together with five other Shakespearian sinners. In this surreal place each of them has to prove their hearts to be pure, in order to deserve a place in Heaven. There’s not enough room for everyone, though... While they await their fate in this world of deception and manipulation, people’s love and trust is put to the test immensely. Old relationships threaten to wither while new relationships bloom in this Shakespearian fairytale. Inbetween will please true Shakespeare lovers as well as complete Shakespeare novices. No knowledge of any of the stories is necessary. Inbetween, written by Tanya de Kruijff and [...]

April 6th, 2016|Tags: , , |

‘The Play of Nijmegen’: Coaching

'The Play of Nijmegen': Coaching This post is a translation of Steven Trooster’s original article “Hoe een amateur theater group naar de finale gecoacht wordt“. Next weekend the finals for the "Play of Nijmegen“, the new amateur theater festival, will take place. Four theatre groups and actors will perform on Friday and Sunday at de Verspiegeling. One week before the finale, Ugenda talked to one of the participant groups, the English-languaged theatre group WOW-EFFECT, and jury member Marianne Hermans, during their coaching session. I find myself in a spacious living room in an apartment in Lindenholt for the rehearsal of the play Inbetween by WOW-EFFECT. And still the room seems too small, as next to the nine people performing, there are also three seats placed in here, for [...]

November 21st, 2015|Tags: , |

Schedule change at the finals

Schedule change at the finals As you all know by now WOW-EFFECT will be performing its second original play 'Inbetween' at the finals of the amateur theater festival 'The Play of Nijmegen'. Previously, WOW-EFFECT would be the only group to perform on the last day of the finals. However, Karin Verwoert and Michiel Kruidenier had to withdraw from the festival due to personal requirements, so the festival organization moved Ilse Peeman's performance to the last day as well. This means both the schedule for Saturday as well as for Sunday has changed. This means if you are coming to the last day of the finals, you can see two different performances with the same ticket. The program now reads as follows: 20 November Theatergroep Het Linnen Esther van der Wel Entrance 20:00 [...]

November 17th, 2015|

Bedtime Stories live recording

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 [...]

October 29th, 2015|

Marianne Hermans coaches WE for the finals of The Play of Nijmegen

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 [...]

October 9th, 2015|

The Play of Nijmegen preliminary rounds

‘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 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 [...]

September 18th, 2015|