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Character Wackyparse – Alexandra Granberg

Character Wackyparse – Alexandra Granberg 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 Alexandra. Enjoy! 27 She is occupied sometimes, yes. Finland Nordics, Finnish, Dutch (see below) Henry Jekyll Edward Hyde 1. Who would you most likely drunk dial and what would you say to them? Oh, it would be Shameelah. I met her in South Africa when I was an exchange student and we clicked so well. We were like sisters then, and after I returned home we wrote these looong emails to each other. But we were [...]

Character Wackyparse – Céline Thomas

Character Wackyparse – Céline Thomas  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 Céline. Enjoy! 22 Student (Int. business communication) Germany Dutch, German, French, a bit Japanese Ivy, Police detective, Policeman, Valerie, Flower Girl 1. Describe WE in three words. (immediately) WTF, haha. No, don’t write that. (after some thinking) I’d say: warm, ridiculous and (very) spontaneous. 2. Between 10 000 rats and 50 eagles, which would you choose to have on your side in a fight? (The one you don't choose will be against you) The eagles. They [...]

Character Wackyparse – Jasmijn Wellner

Character Wackyparse – Jasmijn Wellner 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 Jasmijn. Enjoy! 27 Trainee at a restaurant Netherlands Dutch, learning Swedish Richard Enfield 1. What is your favourite Dutch word? Eigenaardig (which means peculiar), because it’s parts eigen (own) and aardig (nice) have very different meanings. In that sense the word describes itself. 2. If you had to sacrifice one of your fingers, which one would it be? The right ring finger. I’m left handed, so that would be the least loss. All other fingers have more [...]

Character Wackyparse – Tjitse Wolf

Character Wackyparse – Tjitse Wolf 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 Tjitse. Enjoy! 33 Non-existent The Netherlands German Dutch Poole, Police officer, Passing gentleman 1. Tjitse, what’s the first word you ever learned? Hippopotomonsdrosesquippedaliophobyi. 2. Have you ever had herring? Describe it! Yes. Fishy. I like the onion you get with it more than the fish. 3. Should there be a wall between The US and Mexico? No. But there should be a wall around Trump. 4. What if Trump walked up to you in the street [...]

Character Wackyparse – Piyush Sharma

Character Wackyparse – Piyush Sharma  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 Piyush. Enjoy! 31 System architect for Connected health devices India Dutch, Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, a few more Indian languages Hastie Lanyon  1. Which Disney hero character would you be? Aladdin. He has Jasmine and a flying carpet. That’s cool. 2. And Disney villain? Shere Khan. He’s a pain in the ass and never gives up. 3. How would you describe how water looks to someone who's always been blind? (thinks hard) Water in the open feels [...]

Character Wackyparse – Melissa Craggs

Character Wackyparse – Melissa Craggs 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 Melissa. Enjoy! 33 Stay at home mum, writer Australia Dutch Maid 1. What did you want to become when you were a kid? Winner of an Oscar or a Nobel Prize in medicine. 2. If you could learn 1 language instantly, which one would it be? Mandarin is supposed to be the most difficult. So if I could just have an instant language download to my brain, I’d go for Mandarin. 3. How prepared are you for [...]

Character Wackyparse – Tulya Kavaklıoğlu

Character Wackyparse – Tulya Kavaklıoğlu 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 Tulya. Enjoy! 28 Biolo.. Markete.. Something. Turkey Turkish, Dutch Pimp, Sergeant 1. Describe WE in 3 words Lover. Different. Life. 2. If you were a plant, what would you be? My dad named me Tulya because he thought it meant ‘black tulip’ so I guess that. He made the reference to Alexander Dumas’ novel, but I’ve done my research and couldn’t find any connection between my name and a black tulip. Tulya is actually a Pilipino [...]

PRESS RELEASE: Shared rehearsal for the World Theatre Day

WOW-EFFECT Hosts a Shared Rehearsal to Celebrate the World Theatre Day Two amateur theatre groups from Nijmegen – WOW-EFFECT Theater and Playback Theater Storyline – are getting together to celebrate the World Theatre Day that takes place on March 27th. After last year’s success with Toneelgroep Twister and The Fool's Men, this shared rehearsal is the second edition. WOW-EFFECT aims to continue building connections within the amateur theatre community of Nijmegen and beyond, in the years to come. The rehearsal kicks off with collective acting and team-building exercises, lead by the directors from each group. This helps people to connect and feel comfortable with each other. Actors also get to experience input from a different director. The groups then share a piece from their current project with the others. This is their [...]

March 10th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

PERSBERICHT: Gedeelde repetitie voor de Internationale Theaterdag

WOW-EFFECT organiseert een gedeelde repetitie ter viering van de Internationale Theaterdag Twee amateur toneelgroepen uit Nijmegen, WOW-EFFECT Theater en Playback Theater Storyline, zullen tezamen op de Internationale Theaterdag (27 Maart) een avond vullen. Na de gedeelde avond van vorig jaar, dit maal met Toneelgroep Twister en The Fool's Men naast ons, zal dit onze tweede editie zijn. WOW-EFFECT heeft als doel o.a. om verbindingen op te bouwen binnen de amateurtheater-gemeenschap van Nijmegen, maar ook daarbuiten, over de komende jaren. De repetitie zal starten met gezamenlijke oefeningen en team building activiteiten, hierin begeleid door de regisseurs van beide gezelschappen. Hiermee pogen we een goede onderlinge connectie op te bouwen. Hiernaast bieden de regisseurs ook weer inzichten in de werkwijze van de andere vereniging. Beide groepen zullen vervolgens een stuk van hun huidige productie [...]

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Where are the Women in Jekyll and Hyde?

Where are the Women in Jekyll and Hyde?  When we chose The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde as our project, we knew it was strongly male-centred. To give an equal opportunity to our actors, we opened all characters for casting regardless of the actors’ gender, and ended up with a mixture of male-female character-actor combinations. Little did we know that so many people gave thought to the role of females in the original story. So let’s dive a little deeper into the ‘female side’ of Jekyll and Hyde. In the 19th century a big chunk of the most well-known literature was written by men, for men. The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is no [...]