To get children in touch with culture and education in an accessible way, the Wonka Podia are jointly releasing the first edition of the Wonka Doeboek packed with theater and cultural education assignments.
Wonka Podia will jointly offer a theater performance to all grade 5 and 6 elementary school children in their communities in the spring of 2023. The festive project is set up in cooperation with Wildpark and the culture coaches of all the municipalities involved.
The joint regional Wonka Podia (Parktheater, Schalm, Hofnar, Speelhuis, Kattendans and Cacaofabriek) are eagerly awaiting a new, complete and (hopefully) corona-free season ('22'-'23). The programmers point out the gems.
The New Continent is an English-language play by Eindhoven-based theater maker Geert Niland and is performed by twenty internationals in four theaters, in collaboration with Tu/e and Wonka Podia. It almost never happens that a play of Brabant origin goes on tour.
Based on the idea that "everyone is welcome," regional theaters are committed to being an approachable and safe meeting place for audiences, staff and theater professionals of all ages, genders and colors with or without disabilities.
Footballing youth is not really a group you think of when you think of the calibrated theatergoer. So getting this group to connect with theater is exciting and challenging at the same time. The theaters opened their doors wide and let existing conventions go. And that resulted in more than they could have dreamed of!
The partnership will have a new name from the end of September 2021: WONKA! This name is inspired by the director of the famous chocolate factory: Willy Wonka. A name, which for many appeals to the imagination and evokes a certain feeling.
Six venues from the Brainport region have entered into an intensive collaboration this year. Not because they have to, but because they can and because it makes a lot more possible. Because the venues have the same goal. To make culture and the performing arts in particular more accessible for all inhabitants of this region.