Everything is Super Wow

Everything is Super Wow is a foot-fuelled, slapstick tragedy about bikepacking, dreaming big and giving up in your 30s.

The play formerly known as mr.coffeehead has been revamped as EVERYTHING IS SUPER WOW and is coming to a Fringe festival near you!

If you saw the show during our 2022 season, Everything is Super Wow is about 75% mr.coffeehead, and 25% new material.

‘I was entranced by Ira’s performance, an existential journey about motivation and finding meaning. I loved the . . . whimsical touches in a lighthearted show about the big things in life.’

Sarah Deshaies of Upstage (CKUT Radio Montreal)

* Nominated for ‘Outstanding Clown Show’ at the Frankies in Montreal 2022 *

Cast

ira cooper as Stańczyk

Crew

Writer: ira cooper

Director: Aslam Husain

Designer: Ruby Arnold

Music: ira cooper, Brian Cochrane

Other

Run time: 60 minutes

Ages: 18+

Content warning: death & suicide

Audiences Have Said…

“Engaging show with some good songs and lots of laughs!”

Sami

“A great clown should be funny, courageous, vulnerable, and have a voice that needs to be heard. Mr Coffeehead is all of that and more. This play, about fighting to find the creative voice and life from under the thumbs of those who try to keep us small, is at times quirky, funny, witty, and strange. I got it. And I was deeply moved.”

Bob Frazer

“Great characters engaging performance.”

Arlene

“. . . as the show spirals down to its closure, the final moment is actually pretty transcendent, raising it to a level of memorable experimental theatre.”

The Edmonton Journal

“It’s silly, strange and very endearing. I enjoyed the creative storytelling, and unexpected moments of clarity and wisdom written into the dialogue. Lots of fun!”

Calantha Jensen, The Jenny Revue

“If you’ve ever wanted to see “The Graduate” meets “Pee Wee’s Playhouse”, this play’s for you. Mr Coffeehead is ‘grounded’ (pun absolutely intended) by a wildly charismatic performance from playwright and performer Ira Cooper, who does a terrific job of capturing the tumult of an impending mid-life crisis. . . . It’s a challenging, tight-rope act of a piece which may not be everyone’s cup of coffee, but I loved every minute of it and still find myself mulling over the play’s themes several days later.”

Eleanor

“Great show overall for anyone who likes adventure, drama, or just wants a good laugh! Must see fringe show.”

Zach

“Everything Is Super Wow is unmissable”

Quinlan Green, Forget The Box

“Zany and fun, a kooky journey with a good heart. The fringiest thing we’ve seen so far! Give this show a try!”

Claire

“It’s a solid showcase for Cooper’s talent for physical theatre . . . Wacky, trippy and surreal” 4/5 stars

Janice Sawka, Winnipeg Free Press

Past Performances

2023

  • Vancouver International Fringe Festival
  • Edmonton International Fringe Festival
  • Winnipeg International Fringe Festival
  • Montreal International Fringe Festival

2022 (as mr.coffeehead)

  • Vancouver International Fringe Festival
  • Victoria International Fringe Festival
  • Edmonton International Fringe Festival
  • Winnipeg International Fringe Festival
  • Montreal International Fringe Festival