Based on Wedekind's most famous play written in 1891, the musical version won many awards in New York when it was first produced in 2006. The anguish and searching that teenagers go through as they journey towards finding their own sense of truth is as relevant today as it was when the play was first written. Set to contemporary music, the adaptation powerfully brings the piece into the 21st century. Highly recommended for school audiences who would gain inspiration and understanding from hearing their story sung in what is billed as "the must-see musical of a new generation". Persephone is thrilled to be producing this wonderful musical under the direction Of Gabrielle Soskin and Christopher Moore with David Terriault as Musical director.
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR
Ryan Stotland, Pamela Perrotti, Christopher Moore, Julia Borsellino, Bill Fletcher, Pepita Capriolo, Sandra Hunt, Paula O'Connor, Nat Bartosek, Joseph Ste. Marie
October 17-19 at 8:00pm (Thurs-Sat)
October 23-6 at 8:00pm (Wed-Sat)
October 26 at 2:oo pm (Saturday)
October 20 & 27 at 2:00 pm (Sundays)
Adult Regular $30
QDF/Seniors/Adult Groups $25
Calixa Lavallée theatre, LaFontaine Park
3819 Calixa-Lavallée, Montreal
Cast and Crew
PRODUCTION & DESIGN
Elyse Quesnel - Stage Manager
Elyse Quesnel is a recent graduate from John Abbott College’s professional technical program. Upon Graduating she received the Pamela Montgomery award. She also has a BA in Creative Writing from Concordia University. She has had the pleasure of stage managing 2 Montreal Fringe shows; Reflections on Giving Birth to a Squid by David Levine and 8 Ways My Mother Was Conceived by Michaela Di Cesare. She was fortunate enough to take 8 Ways My Mother was Conceived to New York City in November 2012. Other credits include stage managing Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Orwell’s play adaptation of 1984, Brighella by Adam Alberts, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead by Tom Stoppard and Spring Awakening: the Musical by Steven Sater and Duncan Shiek. Most recently she has joined the BTW artist mentorship program. She is very pleased to be part of the Segal Center’s production of Othello.
Anna Delfino - Set and Costume Designer
Anna is an aspiring costume and set designer who recently graduated from John Abbott's Professional Theatre Design Program. She is most proud of her set design for Andy Cuk's "Three Witches", set designs for Hudson Village Theatre's "Harvest" and "Peggy & Grace", costume design for Igor Stravinsky's "Histoire du soldat" and costume design for Thornton Wilder's "The Skin of our Teeth". Anna can't wait to add Persephone's "Spring Awakening" to her experience and is excited for the challenges to come!
Alex Smith - Lighting Designer
Alex is a Montreal-based lighting designer, stage manager and playwright. Select recent credits include Robin Hood (Geordie Productions), Richard III (Metachroma Theatre), Hamlet (Persephone Productions), Letters to my Grandma (Teesri Duniya Theatre). A devoted associated artist of Title 66 Productions (Ludwig & Mae, The History of the Devil), Alex is also the resident technician of the Turtle Island Theatre Company, in Kahnawake, and the resident lighting designer of St. George’s School of Montreal
Marc-Antoine Legault - Sound Designer
Marc-Antoine Legault is a young artist who attempts to diversify his skill set. Musician from a young age, he comes from a family that encourages and supports artistic endeavours. Graduate from John Abbott College’s Professional Theatre program in the Production stream and currently enrolled at Concordia University in the Electroacoustics program, this young man is eager to put his acquired knowledge into action. Working For Shakespeare in the Parks as Head of Sound during their 2012 summer tour, he now hopes to make a name for himself in the industry. Aside from his sound designer career, Le Chatérien likes involving himself in musical groups, notably as a bass guitar player, but also as a guitarist and vocalist. Legault would like to express his gratitude towards Persephone Theatre for giving him this opportunity and would like to add that it is truly an honour to work with the many talented artist involved in this production of ‘‘Spring Awakening’’.
David Terriault - Music Director
A Montreal native, David Terriault is currently studying classical piano at McGill University. Credits as a musical director include Le Prince et le Pauvre (Montreal and New York), The Wild Party, Songs for a New World, Godspell, Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris and Fiddler on the Roof. Before his work in musical theatre, he participated in classical music competitions across Quebec such as the Canadian Music Competition (Provincial finals), Concours de Musique Classique de Sorel-Tracy (1st prize), Festival de Musique Classique de Montréal (1st prize) and the Concours de Musique Classique de Sillery (2nd prize).
Christopher Moore - Co-Director
Christopher attended the John Abbott College Professional Theatre Program where he received The Pamela Montgomery Award upon graduation in 2005. Since then he has worked as an actor in productions that include Max in Martin Sherman's Bent (Altera Vitae), Benjamin in The Graduate (Hudson Village Theatre) and Titus in Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus (MSTC). He has been on several shows with Persephone playing Duff in Whitby's To The Green Fields Beyond (2007 MECCA for Best Ensemble), Iago in Shakespeare's Othello and co-directing the 2010 season's Henry V. He directed To Be for Persephone last spring: he recently played the title role in Persephone's Hamlet and Byam in Oroonoko.
Gabrielle Soskin - Co-Director
Gabrielle came to Montreal from her native England in 1970. A graduate of the Bristol Old Vic Theatre school, Trent Park College and Concordia University, Gabrielle started her theatrical journey as an actor before becoming a teacher and a director. She has had a fascinating career over the years, participating in the training of many vital young artists in the community and directing every genre imaginable. In 2000 she created Persephone Productions a not for profit theatre company mandated to give emerging Theatre artists work opportunities. The Company has won several awards over the years. In December 2007 Gabrielle was a recipient of the Myron Galloway award for Distinction given by the Montreal English Critics Circle Association for her special contribution to Montreal English Theatre. Gabrielle has staged three shows as fundraisers for the company: in 2005 A Room of One's Own, in 2007 The Loves of Shakespeare's Women and in June 2010 she directed and performed in a special Gala event to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the company.