SPRING AWAKENING

Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater
Music by Duncan Sheik

Directed by Sean Murray

Mar 6 - Apr 27, 2014

Low-priced Previews Mar 6 - 14, 2014

Rebellious 19th century teenagers take a provocative journey from adolescence to adulthood in this powerful celebration of self-discovery in oppressive times. Spring Awakening, an eight-time Tony Award-winning musical with an electrifying score by Duncan Sheik, is an intoxicating story of youth and sexuality that is sure to awaken passion in your heart!

Contains mature themes, sexual situations and explicit language.

"Bold! Funny! And Inviting!" - New York Times

Cast

Dave Thomas Brown (Melchior)
Dave is an NYC based actor suffering from full blown Peter Pan Syndrome, and has absolutely no interest in a cure. Previously at Cygnet: Shakespeare's R&J. Elsewhere: Six Windows Presents: A Hero of Our Time (Calliope), Romeo & Juliet (The Flea), Blogologues (Lively Productions), Asking for Trouble (Ensemble Studio Theatre). Dave is a voiceover actor, photographer, graphic designer and a proud graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Proud member of AEA.
Jacob Caltrider (Hanshen)
Jacob is absolutely thrilled to be returning to Cygnet! Previously at Cygnet: Assassins (Oswald, Balladeer), Parade (Young Solder, Frankie Epps), Little Shop of Horrors (Puppeteer), Cabaret (Bobby), Sweeney Todd (Anthony), A Christmas Carol (Young Scrooge) and The History Boys (Timms). Elsewhere: Marry Me A Little (Man), Harmony, Kansas (Heath), Twist (Oliver Twist), Yank! (Speedy) and The Daddy Machine (Stonewall), Diversionary Theatre; How The Grinch Stole Christmas! 2011-2013 (Buzz Who, Young Max U/S), and The Rocky Horror Show (Riff Raff U/S, Rocky U/S), The Old Globe; The Festival of Christmas (Frankie), Lamb's Players; The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Leaf Coneybear), and A Christmas Carol (Young Scrooge), North Coast Repertory Theatre.
William Corkery (Otto)
William is incredibly ecstatic to be joining the Cygnet Theatre for his first time. He is a twenty year old student at Grossmont College. His most recent shows include Shrek the Musical (ACT San Diego); The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged and The Laramie Project (Trinity Theatre Company). He would like to thank Mom, Dad, Emily, Sean, Connor, Kathy, and Lizzie for helping him on his path.
Charles Evans, Jr. (Moritz)
Spring Awakening marks Charles' debut production with Cygnet Theatre. Charles was most recently seen in Lambs Players production of Fiddler on the Roof as Perchik. Other San Diego credits include- La Jolla Playhouse: The Car Plays (Chris), ion Theatre: Grey Gardens (Joe Kennedy Jr/Joe), New Village Arts: Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings (Sparky), and San Diego Repertory Theatre: The Great American Trailer Park Musical (Duke u/s). Charles also recently completed his fifth summer as a resident actor with the Okoboji Summer Theatre where favorite credits include Little Women: The Musical (Laurie), The Secret Garden (Dickon), and Forever Plaid (Francis). Charles is a BFA theatre graduate of Stephens College for Women.
Claire Keefer (Anna)
Claire is a junior at Mt Carmel High School and thrilled to have her debut performance with Cygnet Theatre. Favorite roles of hers include Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz and Ariel in Footloose. This summer, Claire was a student in La Jolla Playhouse's Summer Conservatory 2013. She is a member of the International Thespian Honor Society as well as the Tri-M Music Honor Society. She would like to dedicate her performance to her wonderful vocal coach Karyn Overstreet.
Adi Mullen (Thea)
Adi is thrilled to be making her professional debut as Thea in Spring Awakening. Favorite roles include Millie in Thoroughly Modern Millie (CPMA) and Snoopy in Snoopy (Pickwick Players). Other roles include Duffy in Annie (Pickwick Players) and Florinda in a concert version of Into the Woods (SDSCPA). Adi has been nominated for two Aubrey awards. She is a sophomore at the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts. She is also a company member of the California Rhythm Project tap dance company and is a scholarship student at the Academy of Performing Arts San Diego. A huge thank you to Sean and the creative team for this opportunity, her mentors - Bill Doyle and Kyrsten Hafso-Koppman, and her parents.
Dylan Mulvaney (Ernst)
Dylan is thrilled to be making his debut with Cygnet. Elsewhere: How The Grinch Stole Christmas! (The Old Globe), 8: The Play (Birch North Park Theatre), Next to Normal (Arts Off Broadway), Legally Blonde, Spring Awakening, Bye Bye Birdie, High School Musical (ACT San Diego). Winner of The 2011 Hollywood's Best New Talent in the Broadway category, and the National Youth Theatre Award for Best Supporting Actor (Ernst-ACT San Diego). Special thanks to Roy, God, and his family and friends.
Amy Perkins (Martha)
Amy is thrilled to be returning to Cygnet and incredibly grateful to be a part of such a powerful musical. Amy was last seen at Cygnet as Monteen in Parade. Other favorite credits include: Little Women the Musical (Beth), The Wild Party (Nadine), and mostly recently Godspell (Amy). A huge thank you to the Littlefords, Jordan, her supportive family, and her hamster Pinecone. www.amy-perkins.com.
Christopher Ruetten (Georg)
Chris is so thrilled to be a part of his first show with Cygnet Theatre! Chris is a high school senior at San Pasqual High School in Escondido. Some of his favorite roles include: Peter Pan in Peter Pan, Evan in 13, and Treplev in The Nina Variations. This past summer, he spent 7 weeks at Northwestern University in the Cherub's Theatre Arts and Musical Theatre Extension Programs studying all aspects of theatre. Chris hopes to attend an ivy-league or top private university to study a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Performance Studies or a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre. He would like to thank Sean Murray and all of Cygnet for the amazing opportunity and his parents and brother for supporting his passion.
Katy Tang (Ilse)
Katy Tang is overjoyed to make her Cygnet Theatre debut! Most recently seen as Flora in Pacific Opera Project's Turn of the Screw, part of countrywide Britten100/LA: A Celebration, other credits: Yum-Yum in The Mikado (POP), Anne Egerman in A Little Night Music (EWP), Mabel in Pirates of Penzance (TTC), Christine in Phantom of the Opera (VoxLumiere's tour), White Christmas and Brigadoon (FCLO), CarnEvil (Sacred Fools), lead in The Starchild (Opera Pacific's American premiere), Barbarina in Le Nozze di Figaro (La Musica Lirica in Italy), Poppea in Handel's Agrippina (Freud Playhouse), Monica in The Medium (OperaUCLA), and lead roles in LA Opera's touring productions. She has also work-shopped numerous new works as staged readings throughout Los Angeles. As Miss Culver City 2013, she received 2nd runner up at Miss California 2013 (Miss America Organization). Katy began her performance career on ice, as a two-time Junior Olympian pairs figure-skater and received her BA from UCLA.
Matt Thompson (Adult Men)
Select acting credits: The Odd Couple, THIS, Don't Dress for Dinner, Over the Tavern, Dracula, Leading Ladies, A Thousand Clowns, Julius Ceaser (North Coast Rep), Dead Man's Cell Phone (Moxie Theatre); Terra Nova (Compass Theatre); Cold Comfort Farm (Lamb's Players), Shear Madness (The Theatre in Old Town), Angel City (Sledgehammer Theatre), Moonlight & Magnolias (Sierra Rep), Rapunzel (Falcon Theatre), Six Degrees of Separation (NoHo Arts). TV credits: C.S.I., Veronica Mars, Fashion House, Cover Me, Dharma and Greg, Watch Over Me, 18 Wheels of Justice, The Invisible Man, and Baywatch. Matt is a published playwright with over twenty titles in print. He is the former Artistic Director of Compass Theatre and the current Artistic Director of Enteprise Theatre, a platform dedicated to the production of new works - www.EnterpriseTheatre.com. Matt received his M.A. in theatre form SDSU and teaches at various colleges in San Diego County.
Debra Wanger (Adult Women)
San Diego audiences may recognize Debra from Footloose, Sound of Music (San Diego Musical Theatre); Hamlet (Intrepid Shakespeare); Permanent Collection (Mo'olelo); Anything Goes!, Oliver! (Nancy), Babes in Arms (Lyric Opera San Diego); Carousel, Sound of Music (Welk); My Nights With George, Kurt & Cole (NCRT & 6th@Penn, AASD & Billie Awards); Triumph of Love (SD Premiere, Pate Award). Selected Regional: The Fantasticks, Ladies at the Alamo (Actors' Rep); Fiorello!, Elizabeth & Essex (Florida Rep); Nine (Ann White), The Mikado (Palm Beach Light Opera); HMS Pinafore, Berlin to Broadway (The Showboat Majestic); Nine, Pirates of Penzance, Man of La Mancha, Robber Bridegroom (Seaside Music Theatre). Debra studied at Tufts and Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and holds a M.F.A. from SDSU. Her CD, Driving My Own Heart is available on Amazon & iTunes. Debra would like to thank her three beautiful kids, who definitely will not be seeing this show.
David Ahmadian (Male Understudy)
David is a junior at Canyon Crest Academy and is honored to be making his debut at Cygnet Theatre Company. CYC: Spring Awakening, Les Miserables; Lyceum Theatre: A Fundamental Change (World Premiere); ion Theatre: Punk Rock, Haram Iran (Staged Reading), Wonder Wounded Heroes; Canyon Crest Academy: Pink Floyd's The Wall. David has won two NYA awards, "Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical" and "Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical". He enjoys songwriting in his spare time and is working on an EP album. David wants to thank Sean Murray for his incredible directorial abilities, and the entire Cygnet artistic team and cast for their dedication to this project. Much love goes out to his parents for their constant support in his thespian endeavors.
Larissa M. Garcia (Female Understudy)
Larissa, age 18, is currently a senior at the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts. She is honored to be working at the Cygnet Theatre. She is outgoing and seeks opportunities to create, imagine and inspire others. Larissa is excited to be a part of this production and is thankful for the opportunity to work with such a talented cast. Recent credits include Into The Woods, Company and Summer Brave (SDSCPA), A Little Princess (SDJT), Zoot Suit (SD Repertory Theatre), Legally Blonde and Spring Awakening (ACT-SD), Children of Eden and Fiddler on the Roof (J Co.), Gondoliers, A Little Night Music and Hansel & Gretel (LOSD).

 

Creative Team

Steven Sater (Book & Lyrics)
Steven Sater's plays include the long-running Carbondale Dreams, Perfect for You, Doll (Rosenthal Prize, Cincinnati Playhouse), Umbrage (Steppenwolf New Play Prize), A Footnote to the Iliad (New York Stage and Film, The Miniature Theatre of Chester), Asylum (Naked Angels), Murder at the Gates (commissioned by Eye of the Storm), In Search of Lost Wings (Sanford Meisner) and a reconceived version of Shakespeare's The Tempest, with music by Laurie Anderson, which played London's Lyric Hammersmith and toured internationally. In addition to Spring Awakening, Sater has collaborated with alt-rocker Duncan Sheik on the NY premiere of Umbrage (HERE), Nero (The Magic Theatre), and The Nightingale (commissioned by Martin McCallum, work-shopped both at the O'Neill Musical Theatre Conference and La Jolla Playhouse). He is the lyricist for Sheik's critically-acclaimed album Phantom Moon (Nonesuch), and together the two wrote the songs for Michael Mayer's feature film A Home at the End of the World (Warner Classics) as well as the independent feature Brother's Shadow. Steven is co-creator and Executive Producer, with Paul Reiser, of recent pilots for both NBC and FX, and has developed two projects for HBO, and a pilot for Showtime (with Reiser). He is also at work, with Jessie Nelson, on a feature film for New Line. Sater with recording legend Burt Bacharach created Some Lovers, based on the short story The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry, which had its regional premiere at The Old Globe.
Duncan Sheik (Music)
In addition to writing the music for Spring Awakening, which received a critically acclaimed Lincoln Center American Songbook Concert staging, Grammy award nominated singer-songwriter Duncan Sheik collaborated with Playwright Steven Sater on Umbrage, Nero, The Nightingale and Alice by Heart. Duncan's other works include Twelfth Night, Whisper House (Old Globe), Because of Winn Dixie, and American Phsyco. His self-titled debut album, which was an enormous popular and critical success, introduced the hit singles "Barely Breathing" and "She Runs Away," and spent 30 weeks on the Billboard 200. Other albums include Humming, Daylight, Phantom Moon with lyrics by Steven Sater, White Limousine, Whisper House (concept album), and Covers 80's. Film Soundtracks: Great Expectations, The Saint, Teaching Mrs. Tingle, Three to Tango, What a Girl Wants, Transamerica and A Body Goes Down. Sheik composed and produced the original score for the feature film A Home at the End of the World, directed by Michael Mayer and starring Colin Farrell.
Sean Murray (Director)
Mr. Murray co-founded Cygnet Theatre in 2002 along with partner Bill Schmidt. Cygnet Theatre: The Importance of Being Earnest, Travesties, CompanyAssassins, WCYG presents A Christmas Carol, Man of La Mancha, Dirty Blonde, Parade, Little Shop of Horrors, Our Town, Cabaret, The Tragedy of the Commons, The Norman Conquests, Private Lives, Sweeney Todd, It's a Wonderful Life, Noises Off, Bed and Sofa '09, The History Boys, A Christmas Carol, A Little Night Music (SD Critic's Award, Best Director), The Receptionist, The Invention of Love, Bed and Sofa '04 (SD Critic's Award, Best Director, Best Musical Revival), Las Meninas, Escanaba in da Moonlight (SD Critic's Circle, Set Design), The Book of Liz, Pageant, Bug, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, St. Nicholas, The Matchmaker, Desire Under the Elms, Santaland Diaries, Firebugs, Fully Committed, Arcadia, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Little Foxes, My Fair Lady. Elsewhere: North Coast Rep: The Elephant Man (Patté Award, Direction), Man of La Mancha, The Importance of Being Earnest, Travesties; Diversionary: Never the Sinner, Love! Valour! Compassion!. Education: University of North Carolina School of the Arts (BFA). In 2000, Sean was named one of San Diego Magazine's "50 People to Watch" and in 2005 he was named Producer of the Year by the San Diego Critic's Circle.
Terry O'Donnell (Music Director)
Terry O'Donnell has worked with many regional theatre companies including The Old Globe, Moonlight Stage Productions, Starlight Musical Theatre, Theatre in Old Town, Welk Resort, and La Jolla Playhouse. Selected projects include: Forbidden Broadway (with national company), Beehive (Drama-Logue Award for musical direction), Assassins (west-coast premiere), Triumph of Love, Song of Singapore, Master Class, and Gilligan's Island: the Musical (regional premieres), Bat Boy, and Honk! (San Diego premieres), and five years with San Diego's longest running musical Forever Plaid. Dr. O'Donnell is Professor Emeritus of Music and Theatre at San Diego State University. He is a founding faculty member of their unique MFA graduate degree program - one of only two Master of Fine Arts musical theatre programs in the nation. Presently, he serves as Board of Trustees President for Young Audiences of San Diego - part of a national network of affiliates that bring quality arts education programs to schools. For eighteen years, he served as music editor for Hugh Martin, renowned composer of "The Trolley Song," and "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas."
Michael Mizerany (Choreographer)
Michael has served as choreographer for the productions of Altar Boyz, Miss Kitty's Wild West Revue and Scrooge In Rouge (Diversionary Theatre); Chicago: A Speakeasy Cabaret, Grey Gardens and A Midsummer Night's Fever (ion Theatre); as well as Carnvial! and Suds (Coronado Playhouse). He has been the recipient of numerous awards including two Lester Horton Awards for his solos Tin Soldier and Bump in the Road, the LA Stage Scene Award for Outstanding Choreography for Altar Boyz and the Bravo San Diego Award for Outstanding Choreographer of 2012. Last year, he was nominated for a Craig Noel Theater Award for Outstanding Choreography for Altar Boyz. Most recently, Michael was nominated again for a Bravo San Diego Award as Outstanding Choreographer of 2013 for his contemporary/musical theatre work. Upcoming projects: choreographer for Bare: a Pop Opera at Diversionary Theatre and The Full Monty at New Village Arts.
Chandra R.M. Anthenill (Stage Manager)
Cygnet Theatre (PSM): A Christmas Carol ('12-'13), Assassins, Company, (ASM): Dirty Blonde. San Diego Repertory Theatre (PSM): A Weekend With Pablo Picasso, (ASM): In the Next Room aka The Vibrator Play, Tommy, Walter Cronkite is Dead, A Hammer, a Bell and a Song to Sing, Tortilla Curtain, Zoot Suit. Diversionary Theatre (PSM) Pippin. San Diego Asian American Repertory Theatre (PSM): B.F.E. Lyric Opera San Diego (ASM): Barber of Seville. San Diego State University (PSM): Desire Under the Elms, Good Person of Szechwan, A Midsummer Night's Dream. Chandra holds a B.A. in Design and Technology for Theatre from SDSU.
Ryan Grossheim (Set Designer)
Ryan is a designer for theatre, film, television, and themed entertainment. San Diego: Assassins, Company (Cygnet); Pal Joey, A...My Name is Alice, Peter Pan and Wendy, Lydia (SDSU); The Matchmaker, The 39 Steps (MiraCosta College); Esperanza Rising (Palomar College). Other: The Comedy of Errors, In a Word, Western Country (Williamstown); Breaking Through (PCPA). He has served as a staff assistant at the Williamstown Theatre Festival and PCPA Theaterfest. In 2012 Ryan was awarded the inaugural Rosebrand Scholarship, a national competition recognizing the most promising young theater designers. He currently serves as a concept artist/scenic designer for the San Diego Zoo's Entertainment and Events department, having designed the stage for the Koalafornia Boardwalk and the Santa Igloo for the holiday Jungle Bells Festival. Education: BA Northwestern, MFA SDSU (Graduating in May). View his work at www.ryangrossheim.com.
Peter Herman (Wig & Makeup Designer)
Cygnet Theatre: Costumes and Wig/Makeup Design for Shakespeare's R&J, Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Wigs/Makeup Design for The Importance of Being Earnest, Travesties, Company, Assassins, A Christmas Carol, Gem of the Ocean, Mistakes Were Made, Man of La Mancha, Dirty Blonde, Parade, A Behanding in Spokane, The Glass Menagerie, Little Shop of Horrors, Our Town, Cabaret, The Norman Conquests, Private Lives, Sweeney Todd, The Piano Lesson, It's a Wonderful Life, Noises Off, Bed and Sofa, The History Boys, The Receptionist, A Little Night Music, Fences, The Turn of the Screw, Communicating Doors, Arcadia, The Matchmaker. Elsewhere: Peter has designed hair and wigs for over 300 productions, including the La Jolla Playhouse, San Diego Rep, San Diego Opera, Disneyland, and various film and television projects. Film: Costume design for Ready? OK! Peter currently teaches wigs and makeup at SDSU.
Marie Jahelka (Assistant Stage Manager)
Company, Assassins, Mistakes Were Made, Parade, Cabaret, and Love Song (Cygnet Theatre); The Tall Girls, Who You See Here (La Jolla Playhouse); Somewhere, The Last Romance, The Whipping Man, Romeo y Julieta, Back Back Back, Opus, The American Plan, In This Corner, Oscar and The Pink Lady, How The Grinch Stole Christmas!, 2006 Shakespeare Festival, and Hayfever (The Old Globe Theatre); The Amish Project (Mo'olelo Performing Arts Company); Mixtape (Lamb's Players Theatre). Marie received her Bachelor's Degree in Theatre Arts from the University of San Diego and is a proud member of Actors' Equity Association. Marie would like to thank her husband, Robert, for his love and support.
Matt Lescault-Wood (Sound Designer)
Dying City, It's A Wonderful Life, The History Boys, Mauritius, Noises Off, Sweeney Todd, Private Lives, Cabaret, Little Shop of Horrors, The Glass Menagerie, A Behanding In Spokane, Dirty Blonde, Man of La Mancha, A Christmas Carol, Assassins, Company (Cygnet); Wit, I Love You Because (North Coast Repertory Theatre); Picasso at the Lapin Agile (USD); Request Programme, Cripple of Inishmaan (ion); Butcher of Baraboo, Dog Act, Expecting Isabel, Eurydice (2010 San Diego Critics Circle Nominee), Eleemosynary, The Crucible, Toughest Girl Alive, Ten Cent Night, Dead Man's Cell Phone, Coming Attractions, Hickorydickory, References To Salvador Dali Make Me Hot, Skinless (Moxie); Sideman (BANG), Richard II, Hamlet, Macbeth (Intrepid), The Break-Up/Break-Down, Ragnarok, Deconstruction of a Drag Queen (Circle Circle dot dot); Seascape (New Village Arts).
Shirley Pierson (Costume Designer)
For Cygnet: The Importance of Being Earnest, Travesties, Assassins, A Christmas Carol ('12-'13), Parade (Craig Noel Outstanding Costume Design Award), Mistakes Were Made, The Glass Menagerie, Little Shop of Horrors, Our Town, Cabaret, Sweeney Todd, Private Lives, It's a Wonderful Life ('09, '10, '11), The History Boys, A Christmas Carol '08. Selected San Diego Theatre: Marry Me A Little, The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler, When Last We Flew, Pippin, Harmony Kansas, Next Fall, Diversionary Theatre; Seascape, Into the Woods, New Village Arts; Holiday Memories, Scripps Ranch Theatre; Richard III, Old Globe/University of San Diego. Shirley received her MFA in Theatrical Design from San Diego State University. View her work at: shirleypiersondesigns.com.
Chris Rynne (Lighting Designer)
Cygnet Theatre: Design and installation of lighting system for the original Cygnet space in Rolando, Company, Assassins, Gem of the Ocean, Parade, Little Shop of Horrors, Cabaret, Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2003). Hershey Felder's Lincoln: An American Story. Old Globe: Good People, God of Carnage, Plaid Tidings, The Last Romance, Boeing-Boeing, I Do! I Do!, The Price, Sight Unseen, The American Plan, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Two Trains Running, Lincolnesque (San Diego Critics Circle Award), Pig Farm, Trying, Vincent in Brixton (San Diego Critics Circle Award), The Lady with All the Answers, The Food Chain, Two Sisters and a Piano, Blue/Orange, Time Flies, Knowing Cairo, Beyond Therapy, Santaland Diaries. His other credits include Geffen Playhouse, San Diego Opera, South Coast Repertory Theatre, Madison Opera, Pasadena Playhouse, San Diego Repertory Theatre, San Diego Musical Theatre, North Coast Repertory Theatre, Houston Grand Opera, Diversionary Theatre, Laguna Playhouse, and Starlight Theatre. Chris also designs lighting for museum exhibitions, special events, and lighting systems for new venues.
Katie Whalley Banville (Assistant Choreographer)
Katie is thrilled to be returning to Cygnet Theatre for her fifth production. At Cygnet Theatre: Cabaret (Fritzie), Parade (Iola Stover/Dance Captain), Man of La Mancha (Antonia/Dance Captain), Company (April/Assistant Choreographer). San Diego credits: A Doll's House, The Old Globe; Gypsy (Louise/Gypsy Craig Noel Award recipient), Valentine to Sondheim, ion; Chicago, San Diego Musical Theatre; Mixtape, Lamb's Players Theatre; Hello Dolly!, Starlight Theatre. Regional credits: White Christmas, Secret Garden, Big River, The Producers, Musical Theatre of Georgia; Nunsense, Thoroughly Modern Millie, McLeod Playhouse; Rivets, Galatean Players; A Wonderful Life, Janesville Armory. She holds a BFA in Music Theatre from Illinois Wesleyan University. Upcoming: Passion at ion Theatre Company. For her new husband, Bryan. www.katiewhalley.com.
Taylor Wycoff (Dramaturg)
Taylor is delighted to be continuing her work as dramaturg for the Cygnet Theatre. Previous dramaturgical credits include Maple & Vine, A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play, The Importance of Being Earnest, Travesties, Company, Shakespeare's R&J, Assassins, Gem of the Ocean (Cygnet); Kita y Fernanda, Yellow Face (Mo'olelo). She has had the privilege of presenting her research at the Association for Theatre in Higher Education Annual Conference and the Philadelphia Theatre Research Symposium. She also teaches for Kids Act and is a graduate of Young Audiences Teaching Artist Institute. Taylor holds a BA in Theatre Arts and International Relations from the University of San Diego and is a member of the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas.
Angelica Ynfante (Properties Designer)
Angelica Ynfante is a BFA graduate from Texas State University she has worked around the country as a carpenter and scenic artist for 5 years with a brief stop in Cancun Mexico, till she came to California. Here as a properties person, she has worked for San Diego Repertory Theatre for five seasons, four seasons with Moxie theatre and Scripps Ranch Theatre, and two seasons with Cygnet Theatre. Other places around town she has worked with are Coronado Playhouse: The Man Who Came to Dinner, North Coast Repertory: Becoming Cuba, Man with a Load of Mischief, Sea World: Santa's Cottage 2011 & 2012. She is thrilled to be working on this production of the Spring Awakening, and would like to thank Anthony & Joyce for their contribution.
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Designer Forum: Spring Awakening - Mar 11th @ 6:00PM
Go behind the scenes of Spring Awakening with director Sean Murray and the design team to get a glimpse into the process of creating this electrifying production. Reception begins at 6:00. Forum begins at 7:00pm. FREE. RSVP Required. Please contact the box office at 619-337-1525.
Friday Forum - Mar 21st @ 8:00PM
Friday Forums gives you an opportunity to chat with the cast and director following the performance on the first Friday after opening night.
Wine Tasting Night - Mar 27th @ 6:30PM
Join Cygnet and Hacienda De Las Rosas Winery for a pre-show Wine Tasting. The complimentary wine tasting begins at 6:30pm followed by a 7:30pm performance. A theatre ticket for the evening's performance is required to attend.
Out Night @ Cygnet - Apr 2nd @ 6:30PM
Cygnet is proud to present an evening for our theatre loving friends in the LGBT community. Enjoy a pre-show mixer before the performance on our outdoor patio. Everyone is welcome! A theatre ticket for the evening's performance is required to attend.
CygNext Night - TWEET NIGHT - Apr 11th @ 8:00PM
Ever wanted to tweet about your theatre experience as it happens? Now you can! Join us for our first ever Tweet Night. A limited number of seats for this performance will be designated as Tweet Seats, allowing members of the audience to post tweets about the show without anybody telling them to put their phone away! Members of our CygNext: Under 30 Club can also take advantage of discounted tickets ($20) then stick around after the show for a post-show mixer. Meet members of the cast and enjoy happy hour prices including $2 beers.
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