Frühlings Erwachen

Spring Awakening – A children’s tragedy by Frank Wedekind

Schauburg – Theater für junges Publikum, München In German


Direction & Mask Design Jan Friedrich
Stage & Costume Design Alexandre Corazzola
Music Felix Rösch
Dramaturgy Anne Richter

With Anne Bontemps, Pan Aurel Bucher, Janosch Fries, David Benito Garcia, Anna Mattes, Simone Oswald, Helene Schmitt

Age 14 years and older
Duration 105 minutes

Time & Location

  • 05/09/19 2:30 pm
    THEATER AN DER PARKAUE / Festivalzentrum
  • 05/10/19 2:30 pm
    THEATER AN DER PARKAUE / Festivalzentrum

For technical reasons this production will not be presented in Berlin.

Moritz Stiefel is a weak student and aware of the high expectations of his parents. Wendla Bergmann trusts her beloved mother completely even when it comes to questions about sexual education. Melchior Gabor has an alert, critical mind and sensitive feelings. All three stumble through the typical problems of puberty: doing well in school, sexuality and escaping from their parental homes. All three have questions, all three search for orientation. Their parents are no help and the three young people have absolutely no desire to end up like them anyway. The famous youth drama Frühlings Erwachen (Spring Awakening), which received its world premiere in 1906, places the inner psyche of young people on stage, where it is still essential today. The young director and actor Jan Friedrich places the work in a timeless artificial space with a combination of puppets, masks, film and acting.

Jan Friedrich born in 1992 in Lutherstadt Eisleben, studied contemporary puppetry at the Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Arts in Berlin and was a fellow at the Literary Colloquium Berlin. His plays have been produced at Schauspiel Hannover and Deutsches Theater Berlin and he has directed at Junges Schauspiel Düsseldorf, Junges Nationaltheater Mannheim and Schauspiel Hannover. He was nominated for the German theater prize DER FAUST in 2017 for his production of Goethe’s Faust in Mannheim.