Fly Jamerson is a writer and pastry chef in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
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Their play FROZEN FLUID: An Antarctic Gender Non-Conforming Creation Myth was a semi-finalist for the O’Neill and the Bay Area Playwrights Festival, as well as a finalist for new play initiatives at Kitchen Dog Theater and Unicorn Theatre. The play has been read in festivals and workshopped nationwide, and will premier at Coeurage Ensemble in Los Angeles in 2023 .
Fly’s play HOT MONEY: A Quest for Immortality in the Madagascar Vanilla Boom, was originally supported by a New Now Commission from Lauren Gunderson with additional support provided by the Network of Ensemble Theatres and Great Plains Theatre Commons, where they were a resident playwright with The Commoners from 2020-2022. The play was a finalist for the Bay Area Playwrights Festival in 2022.
Fly’s other dramatic works have been commissioned and developed at theatres across the country, including at the BlueBarn Theatre in Omaha, the Butterfly Effect Theatre Company (BETC) in Boulder, Colorado, the Peck School of the Arts in Milwaukee, WI, The National Women’s Theatre Festival in Raleigh, NC, and at Arizona Repertory Theater in Tucson, AZ.
Fly has an MFA from the University of Arizona, where they also taught several seminars on Popular Entertainment and Culture in the school of Theatre, Film, and Television. Fly has also taught writing and performance studies at The University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and The University of Nebraska – Lincoln.
Fly’s current writing projects include the new children’s show Keepsake, a series of poems and personal essays on the Culinary Anthropology of American Millenials, and docudrama flash fiction pieces inspired by teaching their toddler how to cook.
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