Wakka Wakka Productions, Inc. is a non-profit visual theatre company based in NYC. Our mission is to push the boundaries of the imagination by creating works that are bold, unique and unpredictable.
Since 2001 Wakka Wakka has created and produced eight original works of theatre which have toured extensively throughout the US and abroad. All of Wakka Wakka’s productions have been highly physical, overlapping in a wide range of styles, including grotesque, absurd and clown, incorporating elements such as object manipulation, puppetry, masks and original music.
Wakka Wakka has been honored with a 2013 Special Drama Desk Award for Sophisticated Puppetry and a 2011 Obie Award Grant. In 2008, Wakka Wakka Productions was awarded a UNIMA Citation of Excellence for “Fabrik: The Legend of M. Rabinowitz.” In addition, the company’s work has been nominated for four Drama Desk Awards (“FABRIK” for Unique Theatrical Experience and “Baby Universe” for Outstanding Direction of a Play, Outstanding Music in a Play, Outstanding Sound Design in a Play), a Helen Hayes Award (Outstanding Visiting Production, “Baby Universe”) and a Hawes Design Award (Kirjan Waage, “FABRIK”).
Currently, Wakka Wakka is in the final stages of their next project, “MADE IN CHINA,” a co-production with the Nordland Visual Theatre, which will run Jan 11 – Feb 19, 2017 at 59E59 Theaters, NYC.
The company is led by Gabrielle Brechner, Kirjan Waage and Gwendolyn Warnock and supported by company members Andrew Manjuck and Peter Russo.