2023 FinalistDayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ2S+ Emerging Writers
for Body So Fluorescent
Body So Fluorescent is a sharp, rousing intervention into issues of racism within queer communities. Rather than being didactic or scolding, the play illuminates the complexities of queer wellness, safety, chosen family, and self-expression without flinching. The text has a grounded lyricism that both elevates its moments and highlights how jarring ugliness can be when it inevitably arrives. By turns entertaining, titillating, and upsetting, Body So Fluorescent draws the reader into an examination of their own resistance to, or complicity with, the particularities of anti-Blackness in queer spaces.