The Deception Unit

Deception Unit is a kitchen-sink tragi-comedy, a series of overlapping domestic narratives driven by the notion that our lives are fundamentally a series of well constructed lies. What happens when we lose track of our tidy narratives- the lies we tell ourselves, each another and the world- and truth exists only in the eye of the beholder? Examining the geopolitical through the lens of the quotidian, Deception Unit creates a world in which the audience’s perception becomes the principal arbiter of what is “true”.

PETE will be showing two versions of Deception Unit in 2017. The first will be June 9-11 as part of Northwest New Works at On the Boards in Seattle (TICKETS). This twenty-minute showing will share the stage with three other northwest artists (Kim Lusk, Katie Piatt, and Cameo Lethem) presenting new work.

July 13-16, PETE will present an hour-long version of Deception Unit as part of Summerfest at CoHo Theatre (TICKETS).


Preview: PETE’s Deception Unit 2016 from Jacob Coleman on Vimeo.