In a single day underneath Paris, four and a half million people ride the métro. In one year alone, more than one and a half billion people will pulse through the metal doors to ride along the 214 km of underground tunnels, emerging to go to the Louvre, to their apartment in the 9th, to the mosque, to the neighborhood catholic church. The Paris Métro provides a space in which people from all backgrounds are placed into one small space. It is an in between space. Travelers move between home and work, work and home, wishing the time would go faster.
M2 is a performance piece which focuses on issues of class, race, self-identity, and self-perception, taking place within a car on the M2 subway line in Paris, France. Traversing the city, the M2 is at the cross-section of Parisian life, culturally, and socio-economically. M2 is composed of monologues interwoven with pedestrian movement choreography and creative stage design to delve deeply into the inter- and intra-personal relationships forged in this unique setting. This new show gives voice to these commuters and embodies the shared experience of riding public transportation.