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Play Audition Workshop

Thursday, 6 February, 2020
11:00 AM

There will be an Audition Workshop being held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 6 in the William and Helen Richards Theatre at Orange Hall.

At the workshop, you will learn how best to present yourself at any audition. No appointment is necessary - just drop by. Auditions for this semester’s production, Spring Awakening by Frank Wedekind, will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. in Orange Hall room 26.


Spring Awakening is a seminal work in the history of theatre. It was written in 1891, but due to its explosive subject matter did not receive its first performance until November 20, 1906 when it carried the sub-title A Children's Tragedy. The play explores the conflict between adolescent sexual longings and conferred adult akwardness. Wedekind startled the German public with his critique of the sexually oppressive German culture and how it fueled adolescent distress.   

Superficially, there is a great difference between Wedekind’s society and ours, but the play has a continuing vitality and relevance in its extraordinary understanding and depiction of the adolescent mind-innocence masquerading as worldliness; doubt camouflaged by conviction. When childhood realities meet adult anxieties, the results can be tragic.


For more information, please contact either Max Schaefer (Orange Hall 31) at (845) 341-4790, or by email at max.schaefer@sunyorange.edu; or David Cohen (Orange Hall 114) at (914) 850-3226, or by email at david.cohen@sunyorange.edu.


Max Schaefer

Phone: 845-341-4790

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