Spring Awakening (2016)

Based on Frank Wedekind’s groundbreaking and controversial play (once banned in Germany), Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik’s brilliant rock score and searingly emotional book take the story of sexual awakening, youth revolt, and self-discovery into a new century. It’s 1891, and grown-ups hold all the cards. Headstrong Melchior and naive Wendla stumble into each others’ arms, passionate and curious, while anxious Moritz struggles to live up to the stringent expectations of society. With only each other for guidance, this group of young men and women travel the fraught and rocky path of adolescence, discovering their bodies, their minds, and themselves along the way. An electric, vibrant celebration of youth and rebellion, Spring Awakening fuses issues of morality, sexuality, and rock and roll into a story that packs a powerful emotional punch. (Stage Agent)


Melchoir: Nic Savage

Wendla: Liz Cooper

Moritz: Matthew McEwen

Ilse: Sinead Cristaudo

Hanschen: James Coates

Martha: Tivy Siripanich

Ernst: Cameron Woodhouse

Georg: Tavis Cunningham

Otto: Ethan Taylor

Thea: Bella Olsson

Anna: Becky Dawkins

Adult Woman: Grace Swadling

Adult Man: Ryan Fogwell

Production Team and Crew

Director: George Lazaris

Producer: Keri Tsaoucis

Musical Director: Harry Collins

Choreographer: Lisa Frisina

Assistant Director: Kate Cameron

Dramaturg: Nathan Gilham

Stage Manager: Alina Young

Technical Director / Lightning Designer: Michael Goodyear

Assistant Lighting Designer: Liam Jarvis

Set & Prop Designer: Michael Bruce

Production Assistants: Asha Ray

Publicity & Graphics Manager: Alexandra Black

Assistant Publicity: Erica Chiandotto

Costume Designer: Katie Spencer

Lighting Operator: Jacqui Orme

Front of House: Nathan Gilham

Photographer: Adele Masters


Special Thanks

Conductor / Keyboard: Harry Collins

Violin: Christina Lee

Viola: Josh Sun

Cello: Wendy Brawley

Bass: Luke Gerber

Guitar: Ryan Sorensen

Drums: Tom Waller

UNSW School of the Arts & Media

Creative Practice Lab