Transit Space explores themes of feeling lost, finding a sense of purpose, and coming together. Influenced by the documentary Dogtown and Z-Boys, Transit Space uses skateboard ramps as set pieces to represent an urban environment with ever-shifting physical and emotional spaces.
Original Collaborators: Brandon Grimm, Jennifer Huffman, Shauna Martinez, Ashley Nilson, Omar Olivas, Crystal Runk, Anibal Sandoval, Ben Sayles, Chisa Yamaguchi
Original Concept and Direction: Jacques Heim
Writer: Steve Connell
Composer / Sound Designer: Paul James Prendergast
Set Design Ramps: Sibyl Wickersheimer
Set Design Bridges: Tina Trefethen
Set Concept, Engineering, and Construction: Mike McCluskey, McCluskey LTD and Tina Trefethen
Lighting Design: John E.D. Bass
Physical Interactive Designers: David Beaudry and Valeria Beaudry
Voice Artists: Sekou Andrews, Alix Angelis, Vincent Cardinale, Jennifer Christopher, Steve Connell, Mayda del Valle, Lauren Dragan, Justin Huen, Adam Jennings, Tracy Lockwood, Shauna Martinez, Thea Monyee, Omar Olivas, Johannes Williams, Chisa Yamaguchi
Skateboarding Consultants: Jesse Martinez and Nathan Pratt of Dogtown and Z-Boys
Skateboarding Advisors: Angel Aparicio, Seth Milner, Garrett Surjue
Rehearsal Stage Manager: Elizabeth Van Vleck
A very special thank you to Corey Madden, Amy Dupain Vashaw, Elisha Clark, Peter Aeschbacher, Marcus Shaffer, Khanjan Mehta and Mark Baker.
Transit Space was commissioned by the Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State University and co-commissioned by Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at the Music Center, Los Angeles.
Transit Space premiered in 2012 at the Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State University