Sanguine Theatre Company will present the World Premiere of Patrick Vermillion’s JESSICA, directed by Emily Jackson at IRT Theater
In 2013, Jessica vanished. Now, her closest friends are reconstructing her with cutting-edge technology to try and track her down. They prime the android with memories from Jessica’s past, but it’s clear that their stories don’t add up. As Jessica’s friends fight for ownership over an artificial Jessica, the android listens, learns, and plays along. Suddenly, the line between robot and real life is very, very thin.
Written by a playwright who “daylights” as a software engineer, Jessica dissolves the metallic glamour of traditional science fiction and delivers a jarring encounter with artificial intelligence.
Jessica won Sanguine Theatre Company’s 2017 Project Playwright Festival. The play was chosen from hundreds of submissions to receive its world premiere as part of Sanguine’s 2017 season.