Malcolm is a devoted son, floating on a bed with his mother in the middle of an endless sea. Gabrielle, an Eastern European actress, struggles to adjust to a new life in America while growing suspicious of her husband's secretive work life. Meanwhile, Nate is on the run from a faceless interrogator. This award-winning play by Ken Urban moves between dreams and reality to explore the unspoken culture of fear that has become the new normal in American life. In The Awake at Chicago's Collaboraction Room 300, these three characters come to learn that all of their fates are tied together by a single mysterious corporation.