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
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
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.
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
YOU BELONG TO ME
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
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
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
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
- 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
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.