Passengers is a mind trip. It is a piece about people caught in the wild loop of their shifting states of mind. Their journey through consciousness is a metaphoric embodiment of the challenges, obstacles and adversity we all face in our waking reality. Their unrelenting search for identity and self is a powerful reminder that we are merely Passengers on this vehicle called Life.
Concept & Direction: Jacques Heim
Choreographer: Leandro Glory Damasco Jr.
in choreographic collaboration with The Company.
Original Collaborators: Ana Carolina Brotons, Christopher Carvalho, Majella Loughran,
Ezra Masse-Mahar, Jessie Ryan, Connor Senning, Kellie St. Pierre, Amy Tuley,
Rico Velazquez, Matt Wagner, Erin White, Chisa Yamaguchi
Music Composer: Bruno Louchouarn
Production Designer, Architect: Adam Davis
Structure Engineering: Brian Shipley and Isolated Ground
Structure Construction: Rando Productions
Dramaturge and Artistic Consultant: Stephan Koplowitz
Lighting Designer: Evan Merryman Ritter
Structure Lighting Consultant: Mark Baker
Costume Designer: Brandon Grimm
Production and Project Manager: Renee Larsen Engmyr
Technical Director: Jonathan Meyer
Passengers was produced by Jennifer Cheng, commissioned by the Cheng Family Foundation and co-commissioned by the Vladimir and Araxia Buckhantz Foundation, the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, St. Paul, MN, Valley Performing Arts Center, Northridge, CA, and Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center, Livermore, CA. Additional support provided by the Ahmanson Foundation and The Scrooby Foundation.
Benefactors: Mary Ellen Stuart, Ellen Pansky, Bill Hranchak, Nick Erickson, Meegan Godfrey.
Passengers premiered in 2016 at the Newmark Theatre in Portland, Oregon.