Photographed above: Amanda Cordner

Image description: Black woman against a dark background, with a celestial crown of light above her head.

BODY SO FLUORESCENT

 

Production Development Residency produced by b current performing arts and Madonnanera theatre company

Created by

Amanda Cordner & David di Giovanni

Sept-Dec 2020

 

WHAT HAPPENED LAST NIGHT ON THE DANCE FLOOR?

 

Two friends, Gary and Desiree, retrace their steps from the night before to figure out how it all ended in an explosive fight. In their effort to figure out last night’s facts, Gary, a white gay boy, and Desiree, a straight black woman, shift from self to alter-ego,and along the way, are met with stunning revelations. BODY SO FLUORESCENT is an inviting, racy and outrageous solo-show: asking difficult questions about Blackness, otherness and oppression.

 

b current is proud to support the ongoing development of BODY SO FLUORESCENT with an in-depth residency, culminating in the presentation of Body So Fluorescent: The Short Film, followed by a talkback with Madonnanera theatre company. (In the play, the two friends retrace their steps to figure out why their friendship ended in an explosive fight the night before. In the film, we see what happened that night.)

 

ABOUT MADONNANERA

 

Madonnanera is a new artistic collaboration invested in creating outrageous and Intersectional new work. After eight years spent apart in separate cities, two high school best friends Amanda and David reunite in 2015 to create BODY SO FLUORESCENT. This is the beginning of an incredible partnership.

 

Amanda Corder made her solo show debut with BODYSO FLUORESCENT co-created with David di Giovanni. Her recent work includes: Midsummer Night's Dream (Theatre Rusticle), Wring the Roses (RISER Project 2019). She is an alumni of York University’s Faculty of Theatre.

 

David di Giovanni directs, writes, and teaches. Some directing credits include: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (2019), WRING THE ROSES (2019), and BODY SO FLUORESCENT (2016-2018),  David completed his MFA in

Theatre Directing at York University in 2017 and is currently Artistic Director at Shakespeare in Action.

Photographed above: Amanda Cordner. Image description: Black woman bathed in red light dancing in a dark space.

FILM PRESENTATION OF BODY SO FLUORESCENT 

DEC 3, 7PM EST, ONLINE 

Presented in partnership with the York University Department of Theatre

Talkback with Madonnanera theatre company following the presentation

BODY SO FLUORESCENT (the film)

Directed by

David di Giovanni

 

Created by

Amanda Cordner & David di Giovanni

 

Produced by

Wayne Burns

 

Starring

Amanda Cordner

Khadijah Roberts-Abdullah

James Gibson-Bray

Ucal Shillingford

Eric Rich

and

Jo Vannicola