Two years ago African-American track star Mel Jackson unwittingly underwent a gender verification examination, 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.
Inspired by the extraordinary journey of elite sprinter Caster Semenya, JET FUEL, the latest play by Amy Evans, tells the story of what happens to the game when nature refuses to play by the rules. Working in collaboration with director Steven Wilson, Amy will present excerpts from JET FUEL at Black Communities: A Conference for Collaboration in Durham, North Carolina, on September 9th – 11th, 2019. Learn more about Black Communities here.