Body So Fluorescent

By (author): Amanda Cordner

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.


Amanda Cordner

Amanda Cordner is a Toronto-based creator and performer. Within her company Madonnanera, Amanda and creative partner David di Giovanni developed and toured the award-winning solo show Body So Fluorescent across North America. Madonnanera’s second show, Wring the Roses, was featured in Why Not Theatre’s RISER Project in 2019. Amanda is also pursuing a career in film and television as a creator and actor. Her company adapted Body So Fluorescent into a short film in 2020, which was presented at the Inside Out Film Festival and won the Emerging Canadian Artist Award. TV credits include Sort Of, The Expanse, and Baroness von Sketch Show.


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

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

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


  • Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ2S+ Emerging Writers 2023, Nominated
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    64 Pages
    7.50in * 5.00in * .30in


    April 04, 2023



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    DRAMA / Women Authors



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