Directed by Justin Montalvo
With technical assistance from Noelia Berkes
Featuring Jaye Cooney, Rory Eggleston, Jared Mohr-Leiva, and Kendall Yoder
Discussion led by Dr. Patrick Konesko and Bailey Patterson
April 15, 2021 - 7pm MST - Zoom Production
A partnership with Relative Theatrics and the University of Wyoming Art Museum, this play is connected to Dr. Melissa N. Morris’ Global Environmental History course exhibition in the Pat Guthrie Teaching Gallery, and is included in this year's Shepard Symposium for Social Justice.
TAY, a scientist specializing in Phytoplankton, is a genderfluid person trying to quietly organize and understand their place on the ice while their presence cracks every foundation. HERMAN, a scientist specializing in Glacial Disintegration, builds an arc to get the team off of the melting glacier while struggling to keep his relationships afloat. TERRA, a whale biologist, is overwhelmed by the deconstruction of her faith and her identity as the world threatens to swallow her whole.
Frozen Fluid is a celebration and investigation of the complexity and multiplicity of the self and the struggle and ultimate triumph to find and live as one's true self in mind, body, and spirit in a time of uncertainty in faith and future of the human race - with one another in society, and in our threatened climate on this planet. The play centers Trans and Gender Non-Binary characters and performers.