Virtual Programming Calendar
April 15, 2021 - 7pm MST - Zoom Production
Read, Rant, Relate: FROZEN FLUID by Fly Jamerson
An Antarctic Gender Non-Conforming Creation Myth
Directed by: Justin Montalvo
With technical assistance from Noelia Berkes
Featuring: Jaye Cooney, Rory Eggleston, Jared Mohr-Leiva, and Kendall Yoder
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.
Shepard Symposium - https://shepardsymposiumonsocialjus2021.sched.com/
Three scientists - enduring the vast tundra, close quarters, and three hundred beached whales on a melting glacier - are faced with questions of gender, biology, identity, climate change, and faith.
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.
April 16-May 2, Streaming Virtually, On-Demand
TIGHT END by Rachel Bykowski
Directed by Anne Mason; Assistant Directed by Justen Glover and Isa Jackowich; Featuring Sean Coyle, Claire Mason, Jared Mohr-Leiva, and Aubree Tafoya.
Ash (believe me, you do not want to call her “Ashley”) Miller’s dream is to catch the winning touchdown pass for the Westmont High Titans’ Homecoming game. Football is in her blood. In order to make the team, Ash will have to prove she is one of the guys even if that means sacrificing her body for the love of the game.
“Playwright Rachel Bykowski beautifully illustrates the world of small town high school football and its influence on its fans in TIGHT END.” Rachel's play THE BIG F***IN' GIANT was featured in Playwrights Voiced 2018.
*Subscribers and Individual Ticket Buyers will receive a private viewing link for at-home streaming on April 16th that can be viewed at any time through May 2nd.
Content warning: this play is suitable for mature audiences and includes scenes that some viewers may find disturbing including, sexist/homophobic language, descriptions and simulation of high contact sports injury, references of sexual assault, and discussion of suicide. Viewer discretion is advised.
TIGHT END is sponsored by the UW Honors College and is supported in part by grants from the Wyoming Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, Wyoming Humanities, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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*All 2020/21 Programming is supported in part by grants from the Wyoming Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, Wyoming Humanities, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.