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Fall in love at Wynnum fringe festival


The play, The Cocoon will be performed at the 2021 Wynnum Fringe Festival to take audiences on a journey through unrequited love, young love, transformed and new love. Directed by Timothy Wynn and Produced and performed by Brisbane based actors Jacinda Mclaughlin and Cindel Waddington of Pink Lake Productions, The Cocoon is divided into four vignettes: two monologues, two duologues; all of which throw the audience into the lived experiences of love at its varying stages. 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, it evokes 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.” 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 is has directed more than 20 productions, including the Australian premier of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Ruined by Lynn Nottage. Performing for one night only on 17 November 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 CocoonA, it’s bound to be a relieving sentiment of “Wow, I’m not alone. Five stars.” The Cocoon will join a star-studded line-up of local, national, and international acts across six days from 16 to 21 November at the 2021 Wynnum Fringe festival. For more information and to book tickets visit: www.wynnumfringe.com