two thousand twenty
going into deep sleep
was the cross by our stars
or is it just you and me?

MONOLOGUES INSPIRED BY TRUE EVENTS

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PART1

NEW NORMS

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PART2

CONTRADICTIONS

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PART3

EMPTY STREETS

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PART 4

FOR TOMORROW

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ABOUT THIS PROJECT AND COMMUNITY

We are WOW-EFFECT. Nijmegen’s international, multicultural, amateur, non-profit, passionate for theatre community. We have written 13 monologues while in social isolation, and we are happy to share them with you, even though not in live performances.

Virus Crossed is based on true events that take place during the COVID-19 pandemic. In 4 parts and with 13 monologues of various styles and lengths, we invite you to not only take a second look at your past and present, but also question how the future should be.

Will you help us keep our community alive?

Renting rehearsal locations and the stage, preparing our decor, costumes, makeup, renting cameras and microphones, marketing our activities… We are only able to transform our creative ideas to reality by your generous contributions. So, please consider making a donation here to support us. Thank you!

I enjoyed watching WOW-EFFECT’s first two parts of Virus Crossed so far.
The intensity of the actors and the relatable-ness of the situations made me take several breaks.

Peter Doekes

An amazing performance.. Congratulations.. Honestly, there were moments I laughed out loud or teared up a bit.

Feridun

Fantastic job everyone, just finished watching Part 1, really powerful monologues, loved the bookended greetings between each one getting more and more despondent. Excellent stuff!

Steven Morgan

THANK YOU SO MUCH!

We couldn’t have realized Virus Crossed without the marvelous efforts of our cast, crew, volunteers, sponsors, and supporters. Lots of love to all of them credited below or in the videos <3

Producers

Tulya Kavaklioglu
Céline Thomas

Monologue Directors

Tjitse Wolf
Dung Nguyen

Ensemble Directors

Tulya Kavaklioglu
Coco Clements

Director of Photography

Devansh Gupta

Supervisory director

Sylvia Hoppenbrouwers

Assistant Camera

Piyush Sharma
Coco Clements

Video Edits By

Devansh Gupta
Céline Thomas

Audio Edits By

Devansh Gupta
Coco Clements
Daniel Buijze

“Spoken Word”

Written by Piyush Sharma
Performed by Jasmijn Wellner

“How Was Your Day?”

Written by Ellen Paulig
Performed by Devansh Gupta

“I’m A Smeller”

Written by Tulya Kavaklioglu
Performed by Tulya Kavaklioglu

“Sexy Times”

Written by Alexandra Granberg
Performed by Céline Thomas

“A Doctor’s Tale”

Written by Piyush Sharma
Performed by Piyush Sharma

“Karen”

Written by Céline Thomas
Performed by Tulya Kavaklioglu

“When Will This End”

Written by Alexandra Granberg
Performed by Piyush Sharma

“Honest work”

Written by Céline Thomas
Performed by Dung Nguyen

“RATS! The Musical”

Original lyrics by Coco Clements
Music and arrangement by Dung Nguyen

Performed by Dung Nguyen, Céline Thomas, Tulya Kavaklioglu

“I Do”

Written by Tulya Kavaklioglu
Directed by Devansh Gupta
Performed by Sarah Fünke

“Isolation”

Written by Tulya Kavaklioglu
Performed by Tulya Kavaklioglu

“Pretty Sure I Had It”

Written by Coco Clements
Performed by Céline Thomas

“The Caretaker”

Written by Coco Clements
Performed by Devansh Gupta

Script Edit By

Coco Clements

Supervisory Script Editor

Esther O’toole

Animations

Devansh Gupta
Stefan Riegl

Decor and Props

Coco Clements
Céline Thomas

Costumes and Makeup

Céline Thomas

Theater Technique

Tulya Kavaklioglu
Coco Clements

Marketing

Tulya Kavaklioglu
Céline Thomas

Subtitles

Coco Clements

Special Thanks To…

Wim Heijs for “RATS! The Musical” song composition and Delamice music, Peter Verstraten, Harm Verstraten, Eric Verstraten for their contributions to its creation.

Huzefa Zaveri and Steven Morgan for lending us their voices, and Alex Terziev for his “pretty” face.

Ode To The Quiet, February Moon, Dreamgirl, and Ciao Lucifer for allowing us to use their music.

Dojo SEFI for welcoming us for a photoshoot.

Coco’s mum for being our dedicated supporter as always.

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