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NEWS FROM INTERNATIONAL WOW COMPANY

NEW SHOWS AND ACTIVITIES

GASLAND at SUNDANCE!!!
International Wow Company's first documentary will premiere in the U.S. Documentary Competiion Category.
Sundance Film Festival, Park City Utah JAN 21-31 2010.

Coming January 2010 AUTO DE FE
The New York Premiere of AUTO DA FE by Masataka Matsuda , an incredibly powerful and haunting new play by one of Japan's most innovative playwrights.
Baruch Performing Arts Center, NYC JAN 8-24 2010.

ANNOUNCING The INTERNATIONAL WOW COMPANY Fall Teaching Program.
Seminars in composition, acting, viewpoints, physical performance, and dramaturgy will integrate disciplines from Europe, North America, Australia, Japan and the Phillipines and explore an expressionist pathway for social and political impact. The workshops will culminate in a presentation performance and the opportunity to join the International WOW ensemble in its season of Masataka Matsuda's Auto Da Fe.

Follow this link for more information about the teaching program.

RECENT INTERNATIONAL WOW SHOWS

2009

RECONSTRUCTION
Conceived and Directed by Josh Fox
Created by the International WOW Company presented by SOHO THINK TANK  at the ICE FACTORY FESTIVAL/ OHIO Theater July 29-August 1st

2008-09

SURRENDER
An innovative multi-stage action play directed by Josh Fox and adapted from the book "Just Another Soldier" by famed blogger and Iraq War Vetaran, Jason Christopher Hartley - Justanothersoldier. SURRENDER was performed to rave reviews at the Ohio Theatre, NYC October 25th to November 16th 2008 and reprised at The Flamboyan Theater, Clemente Soto Velez Center , NYC. in January 7-25 2009.

For all the details visit the SURRENDER website. WOWSURRENDER.ORG

SURRENDER was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience.

FILM PREMIERE:

MEMORIAL DAY

International WOW Company's first feature film premiered at CineVegas film festival, June 2008. Check out: www.memorialdaythemovie.com

Memorial Day was an official selection at the 2008 CineVegas Film Fesitval. www.cinevegas.com

2007

YOU BELONG TO ME

International WOW Company is proud to present You Belong To Me, a whirlwind journey of territorial obsession. The play delves into the last days of three wars, spanning three centuries. Moving from a southern Plantation at the end of the Civil War to the end of the Nazi Holocaust, to the so-called “end of major combat operations” in Baghdad, we follow a single multi-ethnic family through several generations. Filled with brutal laughs and tragic irony, You Belong To Me is an intensely physical and musical rollercoaster ride of love, betrayal and murder throughout the ages.

A soaring spectacle in its own right, You Belong to Me, is the fifth installment of the Death of Nations Project, an exciting and epic play cycle that has been produced internationally. It is the product of Mr. Fox’s extensive collaboration with Frank Raddatz (former dramaturg to Heiner Müller) and the Forum Freies Theater in Duesseldorf Germany, Rody Vera of the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Mr. Fox directs an 11-member ensemble featuring noted German stage star Irene Christ and downtown superstar Okwui Okpokwasili (Maria Del Bosco, Roaring Girl) and International WOW Core members Harold Kennedy German, Carrie Getman, Rory Sheridan, Robert Saietta, Beau Allulli and features the virtuosic singing talents of Beth Griffith and Elizabeth Knauer.

 

 

Previous Praise for INTERNATIONAL WOW...

"FEARLESSLY INVENTIVE. VIRTUOSIC. VERY POWERFUL. They make us want to question ourselves and make deeper sense of what binds the everyday to the cataclysmic."
- Margo Jefferson, The New York Times

"EXTRAORDINARY. PERTINENT. VERY FUNNY. ACHINGLY BEAUTIFUL. Just know this: The Expense of Spirit is among the most engrossing, involving, and challenging new stage works to arrive this season. Anyone who longs for an authentic, visceral adventure in theatre needs to see it; so does anyone who cares about the future of American drama."
- Martin Denton, nytheatre.com

"BREATHTAKING. UNCONVENTIONAL. BEAUTIFUL. The Expense of Spirit is a stunning exploration of the impact of grief on human beings and their relationships to one another. See The Expense of Spirit. See it. Otherwise it becomes difficult to imagine how sadness could be so thrilling."
- Julie Sharbutt, offoffonline.com

"ADVENTUROUS. CHILLING. STUNNING In a theatrical landscape that often suffers from blandness and predictability, [this] is that rare show where you never know what will happen next."
- NY Times, re: Death of Nations

"HELLISH AND WONDROUS VISIONS. Josh Fox is one of downtown's most audacious auteurs."
- Time Out NY, re: Hyperreal America

"IT CHALLENGES YOUR SENSES. IT HAUNTS YOUR DREAMS. Don't miss a minute of this endlessly innovative international theatre company."
- New Jersey Journal, re: Death of Nations

"Fox blends the old and the new, earnest passion and winking irony...showcasing a brilliantly resourceful mastery of stagecraft with his meteoric International WOW Company."
- Time Out NY, re: The Bomb

"In just a few years, International WOW has deservedly gained a reputation as one of the most innovative and prolific theater groups around. Stunning theatrical power." - Theatermania, re: The Bomb
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MORE ABOUT INTERNATIONAL WOW...

Founded in 1996 by a group of theatre and dance artists from Thailand, Indonesia, Japan, and the US, International WOW Company has created over 40 new plays, consistently lauded as ambitious, inventive, and visually stunning. The company develops works that position community and culture in an international context and redefine the dramatic event in the changing landscape of globalization. Over the past 8 years, International WOW has become a pioneer of international theatre exchange, incorporating performance methods from the East and West, and forging an interdisciplinary training for actors.

THE MOVIE
International WOW's first feature film MEMORIAL DAY is currently being edited. First screenings will take place this spring
If you are interested in being in our test audience please email info@internationalwow.org

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