Gallaudet student and three alumni to perform on Broadway in "Spring Awakening"

September 22, 2015

Author: Andrew Greenman, '10

Three Gallaudet University alumni and a current student are performing in the Los Angeles-based Deaf West Theatre's revival of Spring Awakening which opens on September 27. Sandra Frank, '13, plays Wendla Bergmann, Amelia Hensley, '13, plays Thea, Russell Harvard, '07, plays Headmaster Knochenbruch, Herr Stiefel, and Father Kaulbach, and current student Joshua Castille plays Ernst.

The musical will be performed in American Sign Language and English and according to a story by Al Jazeera America, this is only the second time this has been done on Broadway. The story describes Spring Awakening as a coming-of-age story featuring a group of teenagers exploring their morality and sexuality within the repressive culture of late 19th century Germany.

Frank was profiled in a story by her hometown newspaper, The Louisville (Ky.) Courier-Journal on September 4. The story discusses her trajectory from Gallaudet University to Broadway. Ethan Sinnott, director of the Gallaudet Department of Theatre was also interviewed for the story. To read the story, click here.

To learn more about the musical and to buy tickets, click here.