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The Nether


The Nether

 by Jennifer Haley

directed by Jim Short/PhD Candidate

As technology advances, we are increasingly pushed to consider, draw, evaluate, and re-draw the lines by which we understand the distinction between reality and imagination; between object and idea. Jennifer Haley’s
The Nether forces us into the (near) future when digital avatars and online realms offer new potentials for not only work and play, but also for the exploration of anything that one might dream. Join us and plug into the Nether. Evaluate for yourself if imaginary relationships can have real meaning as you skirt the edges of digital ethics and real-world morality. 

This show is part of Quartet, a new performance opportunity of four productions presented in rotating rep with smaller cast sizes, a greater diversity of content, and specifically for the Undergraduate area. 



Show dates: TBD

Location: TBD



The Casts

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The Creative Teams

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Company Bios

Jim Short (Director) is a PhD Candidate in Theatre and Drama at the University of California, San Diego. As a scholar, his research interests include the commedia dell’arte, masking, embodiment and corporeality, children studies, and theories of risk. These areas of interest have continually infused Jim’s practice, which is guided by a strong physical vocabulary and a willingness to play with bold risks. As a practitioner, Jim had a full career as actor, director, and educator specializing in performances for/by/with children as he worked for the National Theatre for Children, Lexington Children’s Theatre, Arkansas Arts Center’s Children Theatre, and InSight Theatre. At UCSD, he has assistant directed The Venetian Twins and Anansi the Spider in addition to dramaturging Streamers and Jefferson Middle School Monthly. Working to stay active in the larger San Diego area, Jim had the pleasure of serving as dramaturg for the San Diego Rep’s Vietgone and worked with new project development with the Native Film and Storytelling Institute.


Parking & Location

Parking Passes are Required Daily.

Weeknight passes are $2 per vehicle from the vending machines located in the UC San Diego Theatre District/La Jolla Playhouse parking lots and entry display case. Please remember your parking space number. You will need it to purchase your parking pass.

Note: Machines take all major credit cards except Discover and when paying with cash you must use exact change, NO CHANGE GIVEN.

Cars without permits are subject to ticketing by UCSD Campus Police. The Theatre & Dance Department does not have the authority to waive and cannot pay parking tickets.



Advance tickets for this production are available only online through the "Click here for tickets" button above. You can leave a message at 858.534.4574 with questions and we will get back to you. You can also purchase online on your phone the night of at the theatre. At-the-Door tickets, if available, can be purchased one hour before show time at the performing theatre's box office.

General Admission: $20 UCSD
Faculty/Staff/Alumni Association, and Seniors (over 62): $15
UCSD Students/UCSD Alumni Association (with ID): $10

No late seating; no refunds.