RENASCENCE

OCTOBER 5 – NOVEMBER 17, 2018

 

THE  NEW MUSICAL ABOUT A RADICAL

AND RECKLESS POET

MUSIC BY CARMEL DEAN 

BOOK BY DICK SCANLAN

LYRICS FROM THE POEMS OF

EDNA ST. VINCENT MILLAY

 

DIRECTED BY

JACK CUMMINGS III & DICK SCANLAN

 

“The New Musical about the Original Riot Grrrl.
Critic’s Pick!” – New York Magazine

 

“Carmel Dean’s melodies make the poetry soar.”
– The New York Times

 

“Evocative and ambitious”
– Time Out New York

 

-Beautifully resonant.  Apt for our times.”
– Theater Pizzazz

“Gutsy…A theatrical exploration of identity and artistry with a genre-busting structure as bold and expansive s Millay’s poetry itself.” 

– Gay City News

Run time: 2 hours and 25 minutes, including
one 10 minute intermission

Transport Group’s world premiere musical, RENASCENCE is a theatrical exploration of identity and artistry through the poems of Pulitzer Prize-winning, Edna St. Vincent Millay.  At the age of 19 she writes a profoundly powerful poem, Renascence, catapulting her to stardom and releasing her from her rural, humble beginnings into a bohemian, reckless and unconventional urban lifestyle. “Vincent” captivates both men and women with her unapologetic sensuality and frank intellect and becomes the “original riot grrrl” of her time. Renascence not only follows the early years of this artist’s life, but also invites its performers and audience to sit in this poet’s soul, and view humanity and nature as if through her window.

Cast

Mikaela Bennett
Hannah Corneau
Jason Gotay
Danny Harris Kornfeld
Katie Thompson
Donald Webber, Jr

Creative Team

Jack Cummings III, Dick Scanlan

Director

Scott Rink

Choreographer

Geraldine Anello

Musical Director

Brett J. Banakis

Set Design

Ásta Bennie Hostetter

Costume Designer

Jen Schriever

Lighting Designer

Kai Harada

Sound Designer

Michael Starobin

Orchestrator

Nora Brennan

Casting

Show Highlights

In the Studio

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