Jennifer Haley Takes Us into the Darknet

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A scene from the West End production of The Nether at Duke of York's Theatre (photo: Johan Persson)

Playwright Jennifer Haley is known for dark, technologically-inspired work that examines the internet, video games and the ethics of virtual realms. Her plays, produced around the country and abroad, include the The Nether (2012 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Winner), Breadcrumbs, Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom, Froggy and Sustainable Living, and she has also written for the Netflix Original Series Hemlock Grove. In this episode of The Scene, the CFR’s new podcast, we discuss the ways online communities shape our lives, for better and for worse, and how technology has permanently altered our relationships to reality and each other.

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Sean Douglass

Sean Douglass is the Managing Editor of The Clyde Fitch Report, as well as an author, playwright and dramaturg. He is the Company Dramaturg for Something Marvelous, Chicago’s annual magical realism festival, and has previously worked at Northlight Theatre and Chicago Dramatists. His plays have been produced or developed at UW-Madison, The Vermont College of Fine Arts, The Chicago Fringe Festival, Luminous Theatre of Milwaukee, Something Marvelous, Chicago Dramatists and Stagecloud. He hosts the CFR’s podcast The Scene and is also an arts writer for the digital news publication Rantt.