NWSA's kicks off its season with a modern adaptation of Spring AwakeningConcerts & Performances, Events of the Week
Under the direction of NWSA faculty member and Artistic Director of Zoetic Stage, Stuart Meltzer, WOKE / SPRING, an adaptation by Meltzer of the of Frank Wedekind’s expressionist play Spring Awakening, opens NWSA’s season. Woke/Spring is a play with music co-composed by New World School of the Arts theater alumnus, Nate Promkul and Stuart Meltzer. Best known to contemporary audiences from the Broadway musical of the same name, Spring Awakening was originally written between 1890 and 1891 and caused a big raucous with its subject matter of sexual awakenings in teenagers. WOKE / SPRING is set today in Knoxville, Tennessee and mixes modern-day challenges with Appalachian myths. Performances are Fridays & Saturdays, October 11, 12, 18 & 19 at 7:30 p.m., and Sundays, October 13 & 20, at 2 p.m. Pictured: College theater students (standing) Ross Kaplan (seated) Rueben Clement, Sydney Presendieu.