Raw, intimate, hilarious, heartfelt. New York City Play Wright Kotryna Gersait poignantly portrays the universal theme of love that we all at some point experience regardless of gender, sexual orientation or even sometimes, reciprocation.
This may make you cry, it will make you laugh and you may have a heated discussion with your significant other afterwards. Not to be missed.
Directed by 2022 five time Matilda award nominee Timothy Winn, Anywhere Festival will mark the fourth Australian Festival Run for The Cocoon.
First performed at the Adelaide Fringe festival in 2018 and 2019 The Cocoon is an immersive theatre experience that demonstrates the binding universality of love which transcends binary understanding of gender and sexual self-identification.
Written by Kotryna Gesait, a NYC playwright and director, Gesait, captivates audiences, evoking the realisation that when it comes to love, we’re not alone.
“Interpersonal connection is vital to the human experience; I’d argue it’s the thing that makes us human. Connection changes us, evolves us and makes us the soft, malleable animals we are meant to be,” Kotryna says.
“That is what Cocoon is about. With the challenges and disconnects of the last 18 months I hope this piece sparks some joy and inspires an openness to the world and all the magical beings in it.”
Drawn in by the cleaver and captivating writing of Gesait, original cast members Jacinda McLaughlin and Cindel Waddington will bring the production to Brisbane for the first time, which will also mark the third fringe festival for The Cocoon.
Eager to adapt the production to its new stage at the Wynnum Library, Director Timothy Wynn brings with him years of experience in the Brisbane theatre scene.
Wynn has directed over 20 productions, including the Australian premier of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Ruined by Lynn Nottage.
The Cocoon has been described by industry publications as “raw, passionate, and scarily accurate.” The Adelaidean writes that “If there’s one feeling to have invoked within The Cocoon, it’s bound to be a relieving sentiment of “Wow, I’m not alone. Five stars.”
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Date & Time
May 8 @ 7:30 pm|Recurring Event (See all)
One event on May 7, 2022 at 7:30 pm
One event on May 8, 2022 at 7:30 pm
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