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Body So Fluorescent

Body So Fluorescent

By Amanda Cordner & David Di Giovanni
Subjects: Mental Health, Black Playwrights, Women Writers, Solo Shows, Comedy, Ontario Playwrights, 2SLGBT / Queer Theatre
Casting: 1 f
Imprint: Playwrights Canada Press
Paperback : 9780369104281, 64 pages, April 2023
Ebook (PDF) : 9780369104298, April 2023
Ebook (EPUB) : 9780369104304, 250 pages, April 2023


  • Nominated, Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ2S+ Emerging Writers 2023


What happened last night on the dance floor? Gary knows he went to the club with his friend Desiree, but now all he has is a fuzzy memory and a text saying, “We’re done.” Desiree has known something’s been up with Gary, but she always kept her thoughts to herself. Until last night ended in an explosive fight. As Gary and Desiree retrace their steps to figure out the chain of events, perspectives shift from self to alter ego to untangle the facts. And after the dust settles, can their friendship be rebuilt? Body So Fluorescent is an electrifying exploration that asks difficult questions about Blackness, otherness, and appropriation.


“The script holds nothing back—though the characters seem to wish it would.”

- Mae Smith,

Body So Fluorescent is poetic, heartbreaking, and insightful.”

- Andrea Warner, Georgia Straight

Body So Fluorescent is brilliant. The show is ferocious and moving.”

- Bruce McCulloch, Kids in the Hall