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You Are Dead. You Are Here. Transit Lounge

Photo credit: Steven Schreiber


Commissioned, developed, and produced through the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP). Bravemind and Virtual Reality Materials created and provided by the USC Institute for Creative Technologies: Senior Supervisor: Skip Rizzo. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. Additional development support comes from Georgetown University's Davis Center for the Performing Arts, the ART/MXAT Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard, an EST/Sloan Foundation Seed Grant, Institute for the Arts & Humanities at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Institute for Creative Technology at USC, LA, the Edith Lutyens and Norman Bel Geddes Design Enhancement Fund, The Princess Grace Foundation-USA, and the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center.

You Are Dead. You Are Here. played from June 5-22, 2013 in the Mainstage. 

About the show

Staging the collision between an American soldier and an Iraqi girl blogger, You Are Dead. You Are Here. dramatizes their dueling perspectives in one riveting performance. This premiere collaboration from Transit Lounge employs a highly innovative multi-media approach, drawing on cutting edge military technology while speaking to the video-game generation. You Are Dead. You Are Here. is a haunting story for the digital age that taps a hidden but powerful need to bear witness and come to terms with recent wars.


by Christine Evans
Direction by Joseph Megel
Media Design by Jared Mezzocchi

Scenic Design: Melpomene Katakalos
Costume Design: Lana Duiverman
Lighting Design: Robert Denton
Sound Designer/Composer: Christopher Baine
Dramaturg/Outreach Coordinator: Heidi Nelson
Stage Manager: Elizabeth Rogers
Producer: Lanie Zipoy
Cast: Anthony Gaskins*, Kathreen Khavari* & Kittson O'Neill*

 *Appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association



Photo credit: Steven Schreiber