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.
Directed by Joseph Ahmed
Written by Caitlin Corkery
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