At the turn of the century, Dawn was introduced to the complete world of the NYC subway in all its repetitious and transient glory and began writing about it. By 2002 these writings had become a full length theater piece, THE TRANSIT RIDER, aided by the inspiration & work of director Allen Willner. Since it’s first production, THE TRANSIT RIDER has seen more roadways and sunsets and has enjoyed further songwriting & development by Dawn and Nils Frykdahl (Sleeptime Gorilla Museum), plus collaborations with Dawn’s mother Michelina Tyrie (“Earth’s Kiss”) and a poem by her dad Will McCarthy (“I No Longer Wish To”) written during his last days as a stock broker. This TRANSIT RIDER also incorporates into its setting songs from Zygmunt Konieczny (“Taki Pejzaz,” “Such a Landscape”), Soeur Sourire (“Je Voudrais (I’d like to Be)”), and the Anglo Saxon traditional “House Carpenter.” The release of THE TRANSIT RIDER will be celebrated with a remounting of the theater show, newly adapted, at The Oakland Metro. The show will then tour all over in the times to come...along the network of roads, rails, corridors and trails that extends in all directions and meets itself on the far side of the world.
Tickets to THE TRANSIT RIDER are $10 in advance and $12 at the door
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