Spring Awakening

Book/Lyrics by Steven Sater
Music by Duncan Sheik  


Directed by Jonathan Berry

Music Direction by Alison Kane

Set Design by Marianna Csaszar

Lighting Design by Lee Keenan

Sound Design by Rick Sims

Griffin Theatre, Chicago


  December 2011



This production has been Jeff Nominated.




Research and Renderings




Production Photos by Michael Brosilow



Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times:

"he and his design team have skillfully infused the show with a strong streak of late 20th century punk style (cheers for Izumi Inaba’s costumes) to complement the late 19th century European world of Wedekind’s story" - Read full review


Lauren Whalen, Chicago Theatre Beat:

"Izumi Inaba’s costumes mix period garb with punk touches like colored hair streaks and most notably neon high top sneakers, creating contrast that’s fun to watch." - Read full review


Katy Walsh, Chicago Now:

"Costume Designer Izumi Inaba follows the contrasting trend by dressing the youthful cast in folksy, drab attire but with colorful high-tops. The look and sound is profound innovation." - read full review


David Zak, Chicago Stage Style:

"Izumi Inaba's costumes add clever contemporary touches to silhouettes of 19th century clothing" - read full review