International School of Luxembourg

The IT
by Vivienne Franzmann

Performed by permission of Nick Hern Books

Friday 23 February

“Darkly-comic” (14+)
45 minutes

“It is really small. Whatever it is. But it’s here. It’s definitely here.”

A teenage girl has something growing inside her. She doesn’t know what it is, but she knows it’s not a baby. It expands. It has claws. Eventually, it takes over the entirety of her body.

No one must know about it. She has to keep its presence, its possession of her, concealed. She pulls away from her friends. She refuses to speak, in case The IT is heard. But she can’t contain it forever. Sooner or later, something has to give…