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Operation: Wawa Road Trip

Tribe of Fools

Philadelphia Fringe Festival 2019

Mainstage at the Drake


After their father’s death, Lee and Joey road-trip from Dayton to Philadelphia to scatter his ashes in a meaningful place: the Wawa parking lot. Features Dungeons & Dragons, sibling rivalry, rest stops, tunnel wizards, soda cave wisdom, and a disgusting hoagie legacy that must be upheld.

Photos by Dallas Padoven.


Production Team

Directed by Joseph Ahmed

Written by Caitlin Corkery

Performed by

Tiffany Bacon, Jahzeer Terrell, Taiwo Sokan, Janice Rowland, Kyle Yackoski

Choreographed by Zachary Chiero

Fight Choreography by Mike Cosenza

Stage Manager Jamel Baker

Prod. Manager & Scenic Designer Peter Smith 

Sound Design by Damien Figueras

Lighting Design by Robin Stamey

Costume Design by Lexa Grace

Prop Design by Jilly Schwab

Artistic Director Terry Brennan

PRESS for OPERATION: Wawa Road Trip

"The direction by Joseph Ahmed, a longtime Tribe of Fools company member, is careful and considered, with each choice building on the last, driving (both metaphorically and literally) the plot forward."

– Brad Rothbart, Broad Street Review

“Infused with insane energy, acrobatics, Jahzeer and Taiwo’s combined animated comedy... Caitlin Corkery’s OPERATION: WAWA ROAD TRIP, directed by Joseph Ahmed is a singularly rare experience.”​

– Lisa Panzer, Phindie

"Caitlin Corkery is the lead scriptwriter for Tribe of Fools on this project and does a great job of keeping the story moving and finding quirky and funny ways of doing so while Joseph Ahmed’s direction is incredibly fluid despite its difficult coordination."

– Anthony SanFillipo, Philly Life and Culture

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