Playwright Jacqueline Goldfinger took a lot longer to write her new play Click (previewing tonight at Simpatico Theater) than usual. That’s probably because she was inspired by the horrific Steubenville rape case and poured herself into researching its details, the trend of using social media to broadcast crimes, and the future of rape culture and technology. It required breaks in the process, as you can imagine.
The result of her work, Click is described as:
“This fast, bright, darkly humorous play follows a group of college students involved in a frat rape that goes viral. As we spin forward in time over a decade, the characters create virtual reality identities that blur time and space; designing new technologies to erase a past that’s impossible to forget, and grappling with the consequences of real life that can’t be changed, no matter how fast you code. It’s a uniquely theatrical Sherlock-ian thriller that explores questions of consent, technology and the shifting ethical boundaries between the two.”
We have a chat that is equal parts getting to the core of problems and discussing the ways we can cope and change the world. It’s definitely worth a listen and Click is definitely worth a viewing.