ENCORE BURSARY WINNER IS BACK AT BRIGHTON FRINGE FESTIVAL
ENCORE BURSARY WINNER IS BACK AT BRIGHTON FRINGE FESTIVAL 2022 AND PRESENTS “FRAGILE”: A ONE-WOMAN SHOW ABOUT WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT, VULNERABILITY, AND LONELINESS. WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY AN ARGENTINIAN ACTOR.
Agustina Dieguez Buccella, an Argentinian female actor based in London, currently studying the MFA Acting International course at the world-renowned East 15 Drama School, is performing at Brighton Fringe Festival 2022, on Saturday 28th of May, 3:15 pm and Thursday 2nd of June (Bank Holiday) 8:25 pm at The Walrus (Raised Room), Brighton, UK. Her one-woman show “Fragile” is about a self-assured and powerful woman who “doesn’t need anyone”. When lost in the middle of the mountains, this woman realizes that she got it all wrong. In order to survive, she has to go back, get rid of all the layers that she is unnecessarily wearing, and admit that asking for help is her way out. Vulnerability, breakthroughs, loneliness, empowerment, and new beginnings.
Agustina, writer, and performer owned the creative process and brought to life the story that she was born to tell. “Fragile is the kind of show that will remind you what it is like to be human. The audience will reflect, cry, laugh, see themselves up there, and go back home feeling that they discovered something new in them” she affirms. The story, based on real-life experiences, follows an independent and strong woman who, in a dangerous and deadly situation, fears being vulnerable and admitting that she needs help. She tries to keep up the appearance of power until she realizes that there’s nothing wrong with being fragile. The show explores this transition and it’s filled with breakthroughs while revisiting moments of her past that have influenced her present behaviour. It also touches on the topics of loneliness disguised with independence and its consequences.
Fragile was one of the Encore Bursary winners in 2022, which meant a huge recognition for the show and demonstrated its relevance. Agustina’s one-woman show was well received by the audience during the 7 shows that toured the UK in 2021, including Brighton Fringe Festival, BedFringe Festival, and Camden Fringe Festival: “Great writing and vulnerability throughout”. “She was fabulous. It was a really thought-provoking and insightful plan and an excellent performance”, “Very well written, funny, and an invitation to reflect”. “Very relatable!”. “Watching Agustina perform was wonderful to see. I loved her character, vulnerability, and humour throughout”. “All the thoughts and emotions were so relatable”. “Brilliantly done!”. “I love what she did, it truly resonated with me”.
Company: Agustina Dieguez Buccella
Show name: “Fragile”
Dates: Saturday 28th of May. 3:15 pm & Thursday 2nd of June (Bank Holiday), 8:15 pm
Venue: Laughing Horse @ The Walrus (Raised Room) 10 Ship Street, Brighton, BN1 4GU, United Kingdom.