Click. Dark.

When Kevin finds a sexually suggestive video of his teacher, Mr. Douglas, online, Kevin begins to blackmail him. On the night Kevin's ultimate demand is to be fulfilled, they both get more than they bargained for.  
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Click. Dark.

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  • David Hansen:
    23 Apr. 2020
    MacDermott has created a psychological thriller which literally set my heart racing. There were places reading this story when I could no longer breathe well. It is a tense shocker about secrets, the internet and social media, generational conflict, student-teacher relationships, taboos, truth and self-loathing. A gripping small-cast drama and truly disturbing. Highly recommended!
  • Nick Malakhow:
    28 Mar. 2020
    This taut and briskly moving play kept me engaged throughout. All of the characters were distinctly voiced and had moments where I felt both sympathetic with and horrified by them--often at the same time! Kevin's propulsive badgering of his teacher established the driving pace of the play, and the mid-term entry of a surprising character added intriguing nuances. The tense and heightened world of the piece gave us flawed characters who showed us what it means to be trapped by one's circumstances and identity, both implicating them and being sympathetic to their plights along the way.
  • John Bavoso:
    28 Mar. 2020
    Phew. With Click. Dark., Grant MacDermott has created a study in tension. As I was reading, I imagined sitting in the audience, watching the power dynamics on stage switch back and forth, feeling my sympathy and allegiance follow suit, not knowing what’s coming next... and just holding my breath the entire time. This piece is also cleverly put together, including a fun twist... and don’t skip the stage directions! A bleak tale of feeling trapped—in a town, in a marriage, in a scandal, online, and by our appetites—this is a delightfully dark read.

Character Information

  • Kevin
    17,
    Any race
    ,
    Male
    Younger, gay, effeminate, handsome, almost pretty. A darkness underneath.
  • Mr. Douglas
    60s,
    Any race
    ,
    Male
    Strong, virile, but still in his 60s. A good teacher. With a secret.
  • Mrs.
    60s,
    Any race
    ,
    Female
    Strong, intelligent, the ability to shatter and be shattered.