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spring at pw

season announcement


a new piece of movement-theater
dir. brian solomon '19
april 4 - 7

spring awakening

dir. abby espiritu '19
music dir. akari izumi '21
may 22 - 25

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This coming spring, Production Workshop is excited to produce danceveil and Spring Awakening.

In April, PW presents danceveil, a piece of Movement/Theatre created and directed by Brian Solomon ’19. The piece explores intergenerational healing in diasporic identities, gender identity, and supportive/unsupportive relationships. The piece begins with the story of Eldra as they navigate ancestral memory in a diasporic world. Next follows Miriam's story, about growing up as a genderqueer person in a cis-normative world. danceveil follows Eldra and Miriam through their experiences of feeling abandoned by family and friends as they encounter complex mental health needs and eventually come together for healing.

For our commencement slot, we're excited to produce the musical Spring Awakening directed by Abby Espiritu '19, and music directed by Akari Izumi '21! This pop/rock musical with book and lyrics by Steven Slater and music by Duncan Sheik '92 follows the bold, messy, and rebellious period of its characters' sexual awakening. While the story is set in 19th-century Germany, the motif of young people fighting for knowledge and respect from conservative adults is no less relevant today, and Abby and Akari are committed to connecting the themes of the show to the present day, and building on the accessibility of the music and stories told. As Abby writes, "Spring Awakening is one of those rare musicals that was made for young people like us. We are at the perfect age to be enjoying this show the way it was written".
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