Wrapping Up Whangarei Fringe! What’s Next?

Wrapping Up Whangarei Fringe! What’s Next?

Super pleased to have been a finalist in three categories!!! With over 100 amazing shows in Whangarei Fringe, it really is an honor ❤️

🤝TEAMWORK MAKES THE DREAMWORK

For a show that excelled in collaboration, multidisciplinary art forms or ensemble work.

🍒CHERRY POPPER

For a promising new work that had its world premiere at the festival.

🎀BEST IN FRINGE

For the best performance at the Whangārei Fringe Festival. A stand-out show that lingered on in hearts and minds.

Full Awards:

🏆WHANGĀREI FRINGE FESTIVAL 2020 AWARDS🏆

Congratulations to all of the award winners & finalists❗

👀NOOKS & CRANNIES

This award is for creating work that made the most of Whangārei’s underused, overlooked spaces.

Finalists

Outer Nooks & Crannies

Free Art Friday

The Archive

🥇Winner

Free Art Friday

🌈PERFORMERS WITHOUT BORDERS

For developing a performance that enabled Fringe to be accessible to all.

Finalists

Circus Extravaganza

She + They

🥇Winner

Circus Extravaganza

🤩SIDE SPLITTER

For consistently delivering moments of hilarity, surprise and delight.

Finalists

Magnus Steele

Bob and Bev’s Bingo Bonanza

Bullrush Improv

Slut Songs

🥇Winner

Bullrush Improv

💲NO-FRILLS FRINGE

For creating a quality performance on a shoestring budget.

Finalists

The Willing Horse

Magnus Steele

The Archive

🥇Winner

The Willing Horse🧠A GENRE BY ANY OTHER NAME

For a work that pushed the boundaries of a traditional genre and stepped into the unexpected.

Finalists

Klingalong

Lockdown Laundry

A Fantastical Journey by Boat

🥇Winner

A Fantastical Journey by Boat

🤝TEAMWORK MAKES THE DREAMWORK

For a show that excelled in collaboration, multidisciplinary art forms or ensemble work.

Finalists

Maggie Cocco’s Science for Sociopaths

Funkyray Cabaret

Intangential

🥇Winner

Funkyray Cabaret

💜AUDIENCE CHOICE

For being the favourite performance as determined by public vote.

🥇Winner

Funkyray Cabaret

🍒CHERRY POPPER

For a promising new work that had its world premiere at the festival.

Finalists

Slut Songs

The Archive

The Covid Snapshot Show

Maggie Cocco’s Science for Sociopaths

🥇Winner

The Covid Snapshot Show

🎀BEST IN FRINGE

For the best performance at the Whangārei Fringe Festival. A stand-out show that lingered on in hearts and minds.

Finalists

The Archive

Maggie Cocco’s Science for Sociopaths

Waiting

A Fantastical Journey by Boat

The Willing Horse

🥇Winner

Waiting

💡BRIGHT LIGHT

For a memorable performance that deserved extra recognition.

Finalists

Anthonie Tonnon

A Quarrantea Party in Lockdownland

The Archive

She + They

Tauha (Toast) Vallely-Te Kani

🥇Winner

The Archive

What’s next?

Well, I’m getting married next week to a wonderful human who supports me and my art 💯. Every stride I’ve made of late is due in part to his support, and we’re both super stoked to see where life takes us individually and together!

Everyone, please meet my partner, Micky. He’s an English teacher 📝 and Irish trad musician from Belfast 🍀 We’re living in New Zealand 🇳🇿 at present, and we love it here! But we also can’t wait till the world opens up again 🌎🌏🌍

I have so much to show him and so many people to introduce him to in the states 🇺🇸 and he’s got all of his people in Australia 🇦🇺 and Ireland 🇨🇮 to introduce me to. The world is our oyster and we couldn’t be happier ❤️ …bliss is quite a space to be in when juxtaposed with the rest of 2020, but I’m learning that sometimes life is interesting like that 🤷🏻‍♀️☺️🤔

In the show department, Micky and I are blending our musical traditions and creating folk-inspired arrangements of new and old Science for Sociopaths material to be premiered at the Whangarei Folk Club on November 21st! Patrons! Let us know what you would most like access to in the lead up to this show: full rehearsal sessions? Select sneak peaks? Live-streams? Arrangement process? Let me know so I can factor in the creation of content that you enjoy!

Finally, the Fringe multi-discipline experiment was so well received – Finalist for Best of Fringe!!! – that we’re already in discussion with Auckland Fringe about bringing it down there in February. I would love to tour this show around New Zealand in 2021, featuring new collaborators and audience participation in every city to which we tour. More about that soon!

Musically yours,

Maggie


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