On behalf of the Wonka Team Monique van den Berg - Project Manager Wonka Podia
Wonka Stages in 2022 and 2023
All Wonka stages have been largely open again in 2022, and this has also facilitated the realization and elaboration of a number of Wonka projects. In the field of education, for example, great strides have been made with the publication of a joint Wonka Theaterdoeboek for 35,000 elementary school students in the Brainport region and the hiring of a joint youth and education coordinator.
No Dutch Required Label
The joint label ‘No Dutch Required’ has been given hands and feet in programming and communication. The international offer from the venues has increased to 15% and an English-language version of the Wonka Podia site has been developed with their ‘No Dutch Required’ offer. In cooperation with International Theatre Collective Eindhoven, ‘The New Continent’ was brought to the Wonka stages. And in addition Wonka Podia brought ‘No Dutch Required’ live music acts at High Tech Campus (open day June) and the Winter Market of Expat Center South & International Creative Women.
Major projects in 2023
What’s planned in 2023? There will be a first edition of Wonka on Tour. We will organize 60 outdoor performances in cooperation with Wildpark from Eindhoven of ‘De Monteur en het Meisje’. These will take place at elementary schools and in communities’ neighborhoods. In addition, the first-ever Wonka Comedy Festival will take place from Thursday, March 30 through Sunday, April 9. This festive 11-day comedy festival is packed with regional, national and international comedy acts in all Wonka venues. We will announce the complete lineup of this in late January 2023 and you will also find more information in the next edition of Howdo Magazine.
All Wonka Podia are looking forward to getting started on these and other projects in the coming year and expanding their cooperation even further. And of course, we look forward to seeing you (back) in our venues in 2023 as well!