The Nether, A Play

TitleThe Nether, A Play
Year for Search2014
AuthorsHaley, Jennifer
Pagination74 pp
Date Published2014
PublisherNorthwestern University Press
Place PublishedEvanston, IL
ISBN Number9780810130630 978-0573703911
KeywordsFemale author, US author
Annotation

The Nether is a virtual world where anyone can log in, claim an identity, and live out their fantasies. The play concerns a subsection of the Nether designed for pedophiles and depicts the investigation of this subsection by an online detective. The play received its world premiere at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in California in March 2013, after being first developed at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center as part of the 2011 National Playwrights Conference. Subsequent productions have been mounted at the Royal Court Theatre in 2013, MCC Theater in 2014 and in the West End at the Duke of York's Theatre in 2015. It won the 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.

Additional Publishers

U.K. edition London: Samuel French, 2015

Info Notes

The Nether is a virtual world where anyone can log in, claim an identity, and live out their fantasies. The play concerns a subsection of the Nether designed for pedophiles and depicts the investigation of this subsection by an online detective. The play received its world premiere at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in California in March 2013, after being first developed at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center as part of the 2011 National Playwrights Conference. Subsequent productions have been mounted at the Royal Court Theatre in 2013, MCC Theater in 2014 and in the West End at the Duke of York's Theatre in 2015. It won the 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.

Author Note

Female author

Full Text

2014 Haley, Jennifer. The Nether. A Play. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press. 74 pp. UK ed. London: Samuel French, 2015. 62 pp.

The Nether is a virtual world where anyone can log in, claim an identity, and live out their fantasies. The play concerns a subsection of the Nether designed for pedophiles and depicts the investigation of this subsection by an online detective. The play received its world premiere at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in California in March 2013, after being first developed at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center as part of the 2011 National Playwrights Conference. Subsequent productions have been mounted at the Royal Court Theatre in 2013, MCC Theater in 2014 and in the West End at the Duke of York's Theatre in 2015. It won the 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. Female author.