Gwendolyn Warnock is a writer, director, performer and builder. Born in Findlay Ohio, she grew up making theatre for anyone and everyone who would watch. It set the stage for her future.
A founding member and co-artistic director of the critically acclaimed visual theatre company Wakka Wakka, Gwendolyn has co-written and co-directed all of Wakka Wakka’s past works including their three most recent: Made in China, SAGA, and Baby Universe: a Puppet Odyssey.
In addition to her work with Wakka Wakka, Gwendolyn has been a frequent visiting artist at cultural institutions and universities. She is a Creative Capital Artist, winner of a Norwegian Arts Council Artist three year stipend, and has been nominated for a Drama Desk award for Best Director.
Gwendolyn graduated from Northwestern University, (Performance Studies) and from the two year program at Ecole Internationale de Theatre Jacques Lecoq in Paris.
WAKKA WAKKA is a visual theatre company based in NYC and Oslo. Their 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 eleven 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 and incorporating elements such as puppetry, object manipulation, masks and original music. Wakka Wakka has been honored with a Drama Desk Award, an Obie Award and two UNIMA Citations of Excellence. Additionally, the company’s work has been nominated for four Drama Desk Awards, a Helen Hayes Award and a Hewes Design Award. Currently, Wakka Wakka is building “Radioactive”, a new project in a co-production with the Nordland Visual Theatre, which will be workshopped in 2019 at the Princeton Atelier.