Author: Paul Mullin
Synopsis: Plucked from the audience, three contestants live and die their way through a myriad of American incarnations as they compete for the ultimate prize, perfect enlightenment. The entire history of the United States becomes the playing field, from Jamestown to the World Trade Center attack and beyond, as they struggle towards their individual goals. In between lives, the contestants visit the bardo realms, wacky worlds between death and rebirth where Stonewall Jackson and Harriet Tubman are husband and wife; and people reincarnate as corporations. When things seem like they couldn’t get any weirder, as the contestants start to be born as each other and the understanding begins to dawn that enlightenment is now here and nowhere; a trillion light-years and just a blink away.
Cast Size: up to 13, multi-ethnic, multi-gender