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Vacancy – Director Theater Season 2022-2023

Vacancy – Director WOW-EFFECT Theater Season 2022-2023 Hi there! Are you a director (in the making) who is looking for more experience? Our amateur community may just be the right place for you. Please read on if you are intrigued. We are WOW-EFFECT! We are the international amateur theater community of Nijmegen. We are also a non-profit association. Since 2014, we produced a variety of original plays and adaptations in and around Nijmegen. Our group is diverse regarding ages, occupations, cultural backgrounds, experience levels, expectations… There is one thing that unites us though: a passion for theater. We worked with several different directors over the years, most of whom were our members. Some had many years of experience, while others had their debut with us. We also had coaching and workshops from [...]

September 8th, 2022|

How Human.V.oid Came To Be

How Human.V.oid Came To Be Actor and co-writer Piyush Sharma tells the journey of the film from inception to the screen. The year was 2019. The world was different. WOW-EFFECT Theater (WE) had just produced and performed “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” by Noah Smith, our sixth production. It was the third year in a row WE picked up a well-known play to present to the Nijmegen audience. We were now itching to put forward some original work which also gives our members an opportunity to bring the writers within to our forefront. During the summer break of 2019, writing enthusiasts from WE came together to brainstorm on ideas within the framework of “2040” as the broad topic. From multiple ideas we presented to each other, we agreed [...]

August 22nd, 2022|

Radboud University’s Céline – How I Met Your WE

Radboud University's Céline - How I Met Your WE Yo, what's up? I'm Céline, 23 1/2 years old and studying "le business" at Radboud. I started as an innocent Communication student (though there was business involved there as well - you just can't escape business, my amigos). I came to Nijmegen in 2016 (jeez, that's four 1/2 years now ...) because I was craving that sweet sweet adventure of going abroad. Suddenly, I was in my second year, and I felt that I wasn't really meeting people. Sure, I had friends from my courses, but I was curious for more, especially since those friends were also German, and I wanted to meet more international peeps. And, I have to say, reading about the biz all the time made me want some distraction. [...]

February 15th, 2021|Tags: , , |

Join the team and be part of Human.V.oid!

Join the team and be part of Human.V.oid! This year is different It is no surprise that COVID-19 affected how we keep our community alive, in every sense of the word. Soon we will finalize our ongoing project Virus Crossed and release a stage recording on our YouTube channel. With that, we are looking forward to revisiting one of our 2040 plays, Human.V.oid! Normally, we would begin each season with a free acting workshop, and get to know our members even before they officially join us. This year is going to look a little different. We will hold formal (well, not that formal ^_^) auditions to spend a bit of time together, give you a taster of the project itself, and try to see which [...]

November 11th, 2020|Tags: , |

WOW-EFFECT Open Rehearsal 2020

UPDATE 2021 DUE TO THE CURRENT COVID-19 CONDITIONS, THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED. WE HOPE TO MEET YOU AGAIN SOON. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING AND CONTINUED SUPPORT IN OUR COMMUNITY.   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, a world immersed deeply in AI and virtual reality, intermingled with things that don't change like friendships, ambitions,  [...]

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. [...]

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