Fly’s play FROZEN FLUID was a semi-finalist for the O’Neill and Bay Area Playwrights Festival, as well as a finalist for new play initiatives at Kitchen Dog Theater and Unicorn Theatre. Fly’s work continues to be supported by their mentor, Lauren Gunderson, who provided the initial commission for HOT MONEY, Fly’s current project in development. Additional support for the development of HOT MONEY has been provided by the Network of Ensemble Theatres, Great Plains Theatre Commons, and K+R Strategies.
Fly is also currently working on a short commission about wildfires and disturbance ecology for Butterfly Effect Theatre of Colorado, and a new musical about the global impacts of agriculture that they hope to workshop in 2022/2023.
Frozen Fluid | Hot Money | Insignificance | Bell and Bliss | Love is a Horse | Avant Garde
Somewhere in Mythic Antarctica, three scientists at a research facility live and conduct research out on the ice, continuously becoming and unbecoming themselves as they play out the creation of the world. Through a series of fables, Frozen Fluid chronicles the arrival of phytoplankton scientist Tay and the unraveling of the fantastic Antarctic world in which they find themself. Together, the scientists construct and deconstruct notions of gender, identity, religion, climate, and time itself.
The play centers Trans and Gender Non-Binary characters and performers.
A Zoological Quest for Immortality in the Madagascar Vanilla Boom.
Currently in Development at Great Plains Theatre Commons.
This play centers Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Characters and Performers.
Insignificance is Sickening
and Love Means Nothing at All;
All it is is the Strength to Keep Going On
No Matter What Happens
Three Sisters with a Dancing Bear
“[Jamersons’] voice strikes a remarkable harmony with Chekhov’s. Illustrating the human capacity for love and destruction through haunting images and poetic language, this new adaptation joins countless others in reorienting the Chekhovian mood for contemporary theatre.” – Dramaturg Anna Jennings.
Bell and Bliss
A rapturous tale of the assassination of President Garfield
Set in the sweltering Washington DC summer of 1881, President James Abram Garfield lays dying behind a curtain in the White House – Charles Guiteau has buried a bullet deep in the President’s belly, and Dr. D Willard Bliss is trying desperately to find it. Enter Alexander Graham Bell, overwhelmed and exhausted by the success of his revolutionary telephone. Both men seek greatness: for Bell, an invention that will redefine his success as a scientist; for Bliss, to be the ultimate medical savior of the nation. As Garfield slowly succumbs to sepsis, their failed attempts to save him fully charge the motivations of Bell’s assistant, Charles Sumner Tainter, as what he hears from Bell’s machine suggests what they’re searching for may not be a piece of lead.
BELL AND BLISS was inspired by primary resource materials that include not only the personal journals and letters of the titular characters, but also visceral artifacts such as President Garfield’s spine and the bullet that wounded him. The playwright interacted with these primary resources at institutions including the Library of Congress Manuscript Division, the Historical Society of Washington DC, and the National Museum of Health and Medicine.
Love is a Horse with a Broken Leg Trying to Stand while 45,000 People Watch
A substance-soaked play in three movements
A man, haunted by the death of his childhood pet, is on the verge of eviction. A business school drop out wagers everything to get the girl of his dreams. A lovesick photographer turns her subjects into stone. All are plagued by the inability to change. All are offered an opportunity to do so. Drawing from influences and experiences ranging from Bukowski to Joyce to life-as-a-twenty-something to the Absurd, LOVE IS A HORSE explores stories of addiction, existentialism, and the absurd.
Meet Me at the Avant Garde
A Play about Folk Blues Music in Milwaukee
Commissioned for Peck School of the Art’s 50th Anniversary, Meet Me at the Avant Garde is a fusion of two styles of music, two generations, two cultures, and their impacts and consequences on the Milwaukee music community. Based on research and interviews conducted by the Peck School of the Arts Finger-Style Guitar program and featuring performances and arrangements from guitar and musical theatre students from the university.