SPRING AWAKENING at Studyjny Theatre
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06. 01. 2018. Department

Following the success at the International Drama Schools’ Festival in Morocco Frank Wedekind’s play "Spring Awakening" has its home premiere at Studyjny Theatre on 5 January.

Frank Wedekind’s „Spring Awakening”, a diploma play of Lodz Film School acting students, has been directed by Kuba Kowalski. For the first time the play was performed by our students at the International Drama Schools’ Festival in Morocco where it received three awards for: the Best Actress - Karolina Bruchnicka, Best Art Direction - Agata Skwarczyńska, and Best Direction - Kuba Kowalski.

Wedekind’s characteristic theme in his dramas was the antagonism of the elemental force of sex to the philistinism of society. In 1891, the publication of his tragedy Spring Awakening created a scandal and the play was banned for many years to come. Eventually, it was successfully produced by Max Reinhardt in 1905. The play is a series of brief scenes, some poetic and tender, others harsh and frank, dealing with the awakening of sexuality in three adolescents. At present, the text is not shocking anymore, but the play remains surprisingly up-to-date.