Body So Fluorescent: Short Film & Artist Talk

Body So Fluorescent: Short Film & Artist Talk
Intrepid Presents
  • Dates: Mar 26, 2021
  • Location:
  • Created: David di Giovanni & Amanda Cornder
  • Advance price: Free
  • Duration: 15 minute film, plus artist talk
  • Genre: Storytelling, film screening


07:30 pm


This performance will be available to watch at 7:30pm on March 26 only, presented on Zoom and followed by the artist talk. A  link will be sent to you via Eventbrite with your ticket so you can access the film showing and artist talk. 

Accessibility: The film is closed captioned, and the artist talk will have real-time live captioning (CART) provided. 


Two friends, Gary and Desiree, retrace their steps from the night before to figure out how it all ended in an explosive fight. In their effort to figure out last night’s facts, Gary, a white gay boy, and Desiree, a straight black woman, shift from self to alter-ego,and along the way, are met with stunning revelations. Body So Fluorescent is an inviting, racy and outrageous solo-show: asking difficult questions about Blackness, otherness and oppression.

Body So Fluorescent toured to OUTstages in February 2019, and the creators of the solo stage show have now created a film based on the play. The presentation of Body So Fluorescent: The Short Film will be followed by a talkback with co-creators of the stage play David di Giovanni and Amanda Cordner.

About the company
Madonnanera is a new artistic collaboration invested in creating outrageous and Intersectional new work. After eight years spent apart in separate cities, two high school best friends Amanda and David reunite in 2015 to create BODY SO FLUORESCENT. This is the beginning of an incredible partnership.

Amanda Corder made her solo show debut with BODYSO FLUORESCENT co-created with David di Giovanni. Her recent work includes: Midsummer Night’s Dream (Theatre Rusticle), Wring the Roses (RISER Project 2019). She is an alumni of York University’s Faculty of Theatre.

David di Giovanni directs, writes, and teaches. Some directing credits include: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (2019), WRING THE ROSES (2019), and BODY SO FLUORESCENT (2016-2018),  David completed his MFA in Theatre Directing at York University in 2017 and is currently Artistic Director at Shakespeare in Action.

Credits for BODY SO FLUORESCENT (the film)
Directed by
David di Giovanni

Created by
Amanda Cordner & David di Giovanni

Produced by
Wayne Burns

Amanda Cordner
Khadijah Roberts-Abdullah
James Gibson-Bray
Ucal Shillingford
Eric Rich
Jo Vannicola


Captioning service is provided with the support of an Accessibility Project Grant through Disability Alliance BC



07:30 pm


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