FROZEN FLUID

An Antarctic Gender Non-Conforming Creation Myth

Finalist: Kitchen Dog New Works Festival (2020)
Semi-Finalist: Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference 2020; Playwrights Foundation Bay Area Playwrights Festival 2020; The Mitten Lab (2019)
Second Round Selection: The Austin Film Festival Playwriting Competition (2019)

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An Antarctic Gender Non-Conforming Creation Myth

Finalist: Kitchen Dog New Works Festival (2020)
Semi-Finalist: Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference 2020; Playwrights Foundation Bay Area Playwrights Festival 2020; The Mitten Lab (2019)
Second Round Selection: The Austin Film Festival Playwriting Competition (2019)

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Somewhere in Mythic Antarctica, three scientists at a research facility live and conduct research out on the ice, continuously becoming and unbecoming themselves as they play out the creation of the world. Through a series of fables, Frozen Fluid chronicles the arrival of phytoplankton scientist Tay and the unraveling of the fantastic Antarctic world in which they find themself. Together, the scientists construct and deconstruct notions of gender, identity, religion, climate, and time itself.

The play centers Trans and Gender Non-Binary characters and performers.
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FROZEN FLUID

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  • Sasha Karuc:
    19 Jun. 2021
    There’s a powerful and gorgeous sense of liminality throughout Fly Jamerson’s play. Three characters explore their identities—embracing their fluidity, understanding what it means to construct them, and navigating how we are perceived and move in the world—against a backdrop of a melting Antarctica. Jamerson pushes back against the imagined sterility of a frozen landscape and creates a visually stunning play where life, death, and rebirth all bleed into one another.
  • Hayley St. James:
    25 Apr. 2021
    Mythic, queer, gorgeous, singular work. Glorious. Fly Jamerson’s play has broken my mind wide open. Read it. Produce it.
  • David Hansen:
    21 Apr. 2021
    Three researchers investigate the implications of global climate change, its effects on plankton and algae blooms, and the calamity of masses of dying whales. Exhibiting either dreams or madness, each get caught in spectacular considerations on identity, the importance of naming the animals, as Adam was said to have done, naming themselves, and naming each other. An Antarctic fever dream, stretching back to the beginning of time to the present moment, from when humans were all genders in one being, before being split apart by the gods, or by God, or by nature. It's gorgeous, and I highly recommend it.

Character Information

  • Tay
    Gender-fluid, Non-binary
  • Terra
    She/her, Transwoman, Non-binary, Femme
  • Herman
    He/him. transmasc, Transman, Masc, Non-binary

Development History

  • Reading
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    Scoundrel & Scamp Theatre
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    2021
  • Reading
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    Relative Theatrics
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    2021
  • Reading
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    Skidmore College
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    2021
  • Reading
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    University of Arizona
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    2017