(Please) Validate Me
Many of us begin the New Year with those ever-important existential questions such as Who am I? Am I OK? Where do I fit in the world? Based on the number of New Year’s resolutions still swirling around social media at this stage of January, it’s clear many of us are still searching for some kind of validation.
What better way, then, to begin FRINGE WORLD 2020 than by taking an audience with Benjamin Maio Mackay at Perth’s iconic Girls School as he asks us to (Please) Validate Me?
Life hasn’t been all cocktails and fireworks for Mackay, an Adelaide-based actor, director, comedian, podcaster and musician, and he’s not afraid to tell you all about it in this raw and fast-paced comedy show.
A charismatic and captivating storyteller, multi-award nominated Mackay connects quickly with the audience before taking us with him as he reflects on his (ongoing) journey of self-discovery – from self-abhorrence to…well…some form of self-acceptance and even self-love (but that may only be for today).
Combining honest reflection, clever observations, sarcasm and song, he is nothing if not entertaining as he shares intimate aspects of his colourful life.
Benjamin Maio Mackay delivers a polished performance – he’ll make you laugh; he’ll make you think and even squirm in your seat.