Tuesday September 10, 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Jet Fuel is a new play by NYC based playwright, Amy Evans that is being developed in Durham, North Carolina. A rehearsed stage reading of the play will be presented at Living Arts Collective on September 10th at 7:30pm. The event is free to the public. An open workshop session and selected excerpts of the play will be presented earlier in the day at Black Communities:A Conference for Collaboration. Anyone registered for the conference can catch us at 10:30am.
Jet Fuel is inspired by the story of 2-time Olympic champion Caster Semenya and the controversy around gender in professional sports. The play follows an exceptional athlete in Mel Jackson who underwent a gender examination two years ago, having been told it was a routine doping test. The results: Mel Jackson is a woman not quite like other women – but according to whose standards? Now with the Olympic finals looming and public scrutiny threatening to sabotage her race, Mel must summon more courage than ever to claim her spot on the track.
Amy is collaborating with director Steven Wilson and local Durham artists to continue developing the script. Please come and join us for an evening of story and discussion.
This Event is Free and Open to the Public