FROZEN FLUID

An Antarctic Gender Non-Conforming Creation Myth

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...
An Antarctic Gender Non-Conforming Creation Myth

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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  • Angels Theatre Company:
    6 Feb. 2022
    The most intriguing aspect, and an apt description, of Fly Jamerson’s Frozen Fluid is the play’s subtitle: An Antarctic Gender Non-Conforming Creation Myth. It’s accurate, telling, and sets the proper expectations for an evening of theatre. And, like all great myths, Frozen Fluid is simultaneously personal and epic, drawing in its audience to the personal details that reveals an epic truth.
  • 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.

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

Awards

Finalist
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Kitchen Dog New Works Festival
,
2020
Semi-Finalist
,
O'Neill National Playwrights Conference
,
2020
Semi-Finalist
,
Bay Area Playwrights Festival
,
2020
Finalist
,
Unicorn Theatre New Plays In Progress Series
,
2020
Semi-Finalist
,
Austin Film Festival Playwriting Category
,
2020
Semi-Finalist
,
Mitten Lab
,
2019