We are excited to announce that Theater artist/alum Malick Ceesay will be joining our team as Stage Director. A recent Theater grad, Malick brings an understanding of Augsburg, and maintains relationships with the design team and faculty in the Theater department. He has experience in devised theater and youth work, film, and currently works at Children’s Theater.
We are also thrilled that the Augsburg Music-Theater Club will join forces with us for the project. Club members will actively assist and shadow in various areas such as stage direction, musical direction and choreography, will provide feedback on the structure and content of the show, as well as contribute material and perform in the cast.
Meanwhile, team member/writer Leah Cooper of Wonderlust Productions is busy structuring the play around the stories of real Auggies that we gathered in Story Circles over the fall and winter months. Composer Aaron Gabriel, alum and team member, is mulling over some tunes and lyrics for the show. Over the next few weeks we will be hosting Song Writing and Improvisation workshops with current students in hopes of generating musical material.
Please join us on Tuesday, April 16th at 3pm in Hoversten Chapel for further updates, and a first glimpse of some songs for the show!