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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


$10 | Advance
$18 | 24-hours prior
Student Rush FREE with ID. Click here for more info.
$10 tix for military personnel & families online and at door w/code: SOLDIER

Jun 5 - 22 @ 8:30pm

No shows on Mondays

Exclusive benefit performance June 19 
benefitting HERE and Patriot Rovers
hosted by Tony Barkan and Jeff Mullins
Tickets: $300, click here to purchase.

Post-performance Discussions:

June 12 | Artistic Collaboration in a Virtual Environment

Moderated by Heidi Nelson, Dramaturg/Outreach Coordinator You Are Dead. You Are Here.

June 20 | Returning Home: Bridging Civilian and Military Perspectives
Moderated by Bryan Doerries, Artistic Director of Outside the Wire and creator of Theater of War

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