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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 [...]

WOW-EFFECT Prepares for an Open Rehearsal 

WOW-EFFECT Opens its Doors for One Night    WOW-EFFECT is thrilled to invite you to a second edition of Open Rehearsal! Last year's edition was so successful that there was no question about arranging another one. We had loads of fun with you guys, so we decided to make it an annual event. This April is also our 5th (!) birthday, and that calls for a proper celebration. For those of you who don't know what it's about: We are inviting you to join our rehearsal on April 4th, to get an exclusive glimpse of some of our work behind the scenes. Those of you who came last year- your experience and presence is much welcomed. And what are we working on? Science-fiction, costume drama, dualism and blood [...]

WOW-EFFECT joins the discussion on Nijmegen’s cultural future

WOW-EFFECT joins the discussion on Nijmegen’s cultural future Nijmegen is a hotspot for cultural initiatives. Many organizations, young artists and amateur groups– including WOW-EFFECT– receive support from the local government. But a question remains: Is there still room for improvement? Join us in the first Cultuursalon on December 6th, as we talk with Lindenberg’s new director Teddy Vrijmoet about last season’s collaboration. A great collaboration with Lindenberg Around this time last year, WOW-EFFECT received some incredible news: among a number of amateur groups, WE had been chosen by Lindenberg Huis voor de Kunsten to be their first in-house theater group for the entire season 2017–2018. The opportunity not only meant we were granted a nice rehearsal space and stage for free; it also meant we received valuable supervision on directing, light design and [...]