27/ "Transcending Taboo" with Jennifer Haley

 Photo by PETER KONERKO

Photo by PETER KONERKO

In this week's episode, Scott is joined by Los Angeles based author Jennifer Haley to discuss the New Zealand premiere production of her ground-breaking play, The Nether - directed by Scott Andrew and on stage at the Globe Theatre (Palmerston North) until 12 May 2018.

Jennifer Haley is a playwright whose work delves into ethics in virtual reality and the impact of technology on our human relationships, identity, and desire. She won the 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for The Nether, which premiered with Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles and has been produced off-Broadway, on London’s West End, across the US and internationally. Other plays include Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom, a horror story about suburban video game addiction, and Froggy, a noir thriller with interactive media. Jennifer has worked with the Royal Court Theatre, Headlong, MCC, Sonia Friedman Productions, Woolly Mammoth, the Humana Festival of New Plays, The Banff Centre, Sundance Theatre Lab, O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, Lark Play Development Center, PlayPenn, and Page 73. For television, she has written on Netflix’s Hemlock Grove and Mindhunter. Jen is a member of New Dramatists in New York City and lives in Los Angeles, where she founded the Playwrights Union.

Visit the official NZ premiere production website https://thenether.life - Take the Tour, User Testimonials, Release Notes, Development Team, Tutorial, Players and more.

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