A WAKENING is a feminist reinvention of process and performance as a theatrical community event. It is a radical deconstruction of Wedekind's 1891 play Frühlings Erwachen (Spring Awakening) giving voice to the complex women characters whose stories are drowned out by those of the men. Part original translation, part game, part Boal-inspired improvisation, A WAKENING focuses on the relationship between Wendla and her mother, starting a community conversation about the generational silence and shame around the sexuality of women that are amplified in our isolated, media-saturated culture.
Rehearsals for A WAKENING began in March 2020 but were quickly disrupted by COVID-19. The team continued to meet via Zoom but postponed the project indefinitely in May.
Performers: Anna Civik, Cayla Jones, Juliet Wolfe, Owen Boardman, Tulsi McDaniels
Alex Mallory, Director; Claire Bauman, Associate Director; Audrey Ney; Stage Manager; Gabrielle Strong, Design Consultant; Rebekah Bryer, Dramaturg.
Graphic design by Anna Cohen.
Created by Gabrielle Strong
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