by Vortex Repertory Theatre
Jan. 09 - Jan. 25
One click, and the world changes. One click, and your life falls apart. One click, and you take back control.
The VORTEX presents the Regional Premiere of Click by Jacqueline Goldfinger, currently nominated for the 2020 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, the 2020 LAMBDA Literary Award, and the 2020 James Black Tait Memorial Prize.
A techno-thriller that begins when a young woman is raped at a fraternity and ends in a future where corporations promise a new body with the swipe of a screen, Click follows a hacktivist named Fresh who turns industrial espionage into high art. As this virtual Banksy takes over the global imagination, the man who stole her life develops a technology that sends the two of them on a collision course at the heart of the corporate empire, where innovation comes at any cost. A cyberpunk drama for the #metoo era, director Rudy Ramirez and a cast of Austin’s finest young actors unite to tell this story of trauma, transformation and reclaiming who you are.
Directed by Rudy Ramirez. Click features Hayley Armstrong, Tessa Lancaster, Will Douglas, Michael Galvan, and Kacey Samiee. Scenic Design by Ann Marie Gordon. Lighting Design by Patrick Anthony. Costume Design by Laura Gonzalez, Sound Design by Johann Mahler. Projection Design by Eliot Gray Fisher. Stage Management by Tamara L. Farley. Assistant Direction by Laura Khalil. Photography by Errich Petersen. Managing Director and Graphic Design, Melissa Vogt. General Manager, Krystle Kelley. Producing Artistic Director Bonnie Cullum.
Click is funded and supported is funded and supported in part by VORTEX Repertory Company, a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.
2307 Manor Road
Austin, TX, 78722
January 17 - February 8, 2020
Thursdays - Sundays at 8 p.m.
Live-streaming on howlround.tv, Friday, January 24—8pm CST
ASL-interpreted Saturday, January 25 (Free to deaf and hard-of-hearing audiences)
“Industry Night”, Wednesday, February 5
[graphic via Jacqueline Goldfinger's website)