With restrictions eased, the Anywhere Theatre Festival is about to kick off this May and one of the shows not to be missed is The Cocoon.
This queer story of love, loss and hope is an unmissable performance.
With a short performance schedule, be sure to get in fast to see this captivating piece of theatre.
For the last 2 years, many of has have lived in a bubble.
Disconnected from those close to us, many pining for closeness, affection or grieving loss unaided.
The Cocoon is almost a kind of therapy for this experience, a place to consider our own connections and to revisit our own stories as queer people.
“Interpersonal connection is vital to the human experience; I’d argue it’s the thing that makes us human,” says playwright Kotryna Gesait.
“Connection changes us, evolves us and makes us the soft, malleable animals we are meant to be,” she 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.”
“More than your typical love story”
The Anywhere Theatre Festival is all about creating performances in spaces that are anywhere, but a theatre.
The Cocoon creates an intimate theatre experience that weaves seamlessly around the audience.
Tucked away in the Institute of Modern Art in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley a cast of six invites the audience into their world.
Set as four individual scenes the characters discuss the binding universality of love which transcends the binary understanding of gender and sexual self-identification.
It’s so much more than your typical love story.
Each scene and each character not only narrates their experiences but draws the audience closer, making them a part of their story.
These queer stories, told by queer people strike a chord and the performances are unmissable.
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Acclaimed director Timothy Wynn draws together a powerful cast, creating an engaging and emotive space for the audience.
Each performer brings something new and unique to the stage, making each story refreshing and new.
Emma Black, Jacinda McLaughlin, James Reiser, Matt Young, Bronte Larsson, Cindel Waddington and Michael James are passionate storytellers.
Emotionally raw, engaging and powerful, The Cocoon will spark joy in your heart and mind.
Performances will take place on the 6th, 7th and 8th of May 2022.
Drinks will be available for purchase at the bar from 7 pm with performances commencing at 7:30pm.
Tickets are limited and are on sale now, purchase yours online HERE.
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