The Transmigration of Philip K. Dick is based on the life of ground-breaking science fiction author, Philip K. Dick, complete with secret agents, Dick’s dead sister and a talking cat. The play begins just as Philip’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep is about to be released as the Hollywood film Blade Runner. (Later films like Minority Report, Paycheck, Total Recall, A Scanner Darkly, and more, are also based on his work.) But Philip can’t stop obsessing about visions he had years earlier when an extraterrestrial God spoke to him using artificial intelligence.
Award-winning playwright Victoria Stewart uses uniquely theatrical conventions to create a surreal landscape where memories of these seminal events bleed into each other, fusing and merging in a funny, dark trip – not unlike a Philip K. Dick novel – where his recurrent obsessions of God, art, madness, time, fiction and reality come alive on stage.
Written By: Victoria Stewart | Design & Direction: Jeremy Wilhelm | Produced by: Workhaus Collective | Lighting Design: Heidi Eckwal | Costume Design: Elise Atkinson
With: Luverne Seifert, Maggie Chestovich, Ryan Parker Knox, Allison Moore, Mo Perry, Kimberly Richardson, Clarence Wethern