Meet the Team

Team 2018 2019

Photo from Open Rehearsal 2019,
by Jurjen Bersee.

Meet the team of WOW-EFFECT Theater – a group of international theatre fans with different levels of experience. On this page we will introduce you to our team for the season 2020-2021. We hope to see all of them again in the next season!

We have vastly different backgrounds and experience levels when it comes to acting, writing, directing and production, but each member contributes something vital. We all work on our projects as a team and we all are way more than just theatre colleagues – we are dear friends to each other.

Coco Clements
Coco ClementsWriter and designer
“LET’S SIT CROOKED AND TALK STRAIGHT.” Identifies as both a pilgrim soul and a Couch Potato. Casual Idolator of all that which is pretty, but will sometimes love ugly even more. Self-taught film, tv and Shakespeare enthusiast. Two-hander with a stress-induced creative streak when called upon in times of procrastination. Will eat ice cream for money, and binge-watch kdrama full time for free.
Melissa Craggs
Melissa CraggsActor, Australian Bibliophile, Extreme sports enthusiast, Documentary watcher, World wanderer, Nature lover, Nerd.
Melissa spends her days with her head in the clouds and her nose in the news. She loves to explore all aspects of the world and life, from science, to the mystical and all things in between. Acting is another form her exploration takes – exploration of humanity and emotions.
Sarah Fünke
Sarah FünkeMaster of None
Just a regular girl trying to make her dream come true: Becoming a Disney villain. If everything fails she’d settle with being a crazy pug lady.

Kinder sind kein Ersatz für Hunde.

Devansh Gupta
Devansh GuptaKing of Multimedia
Devansh thinks of himself as a storyteller, but often fails to communicate his own ideas. Loves being dramatic, but runs away from conflicts. He likes to quietly observe the world and the people around him, but also wants to be centre of attention. Maybe, one day, he will reconcile these ironies. Or maybe he won’t!
Tulya Kavaklıoğlu
Tulya KavaklıoğluFounder, Board member, Marketer
Not as nearly equipped as most other human beings she knows, but she always aims high. Yeah! Gets easily distracted. Girls just wanna have fun.
Anssi Kemppainen
Anssi KemppainenBeginning Actor
Admires people who can express different emotions and fully jump in the role.
Looks forward to grow his skills as an actor.
Piyush Sharma
Piyush SharmaEngineer in Arts
Calculative, tolerant and perhaps empathetic. He loves Cricket, still dreams of playing at the highest level. He always needs music and makes sure that people around him listen to it too. He wants to do many things but he is good friends with laziness. A serene individual, he’s our perfect “Boy next door”.
Manuel Silva
Manuel SilvaSilent member
In the previous years, Manuel enjoyed being a jellyfish on stage and a creative mind at WE’s backstage team.
Alex Terziev
Alex TerzievActor
An awesome member of the WE team.
Céline Thomas
Céline ThomasActor
Loves loosing herself in books and being sad she can’t be friends with all the crazy characters… But theatre has given her a worthy supplement. She could use a well-known quote to describe herself, if only unicorns weren’t so mane-stream… At least her picture’s not on toilet paper. All hail the fandom!
Jasmijn Wellner
Jasmijn WellnerActor, theatre maker
A lover of all things weird and wonderful. Always busy with acting, programming, writing stories and making music. She dreams of becoming a Queer icon. Jasmijn firmly believes that together we can make a kinder, brighter world.
Tjitse Wolf
Tjitse WolfEx-actor, Current co-director
A junky for both useless facts and music, Tjitse is keen to keep his creative development going. Has no idea where life is taking him, but finds means to express it in artsy-fartsy ways. Sums up life with the “‽” (Interrobang).
Dung Nguyen
Dung NguyenActor, Director
An awesome member of the WE team.
Xiaoji Song
Xiaoji SongActor, Writer
An awesome member of the WE team.