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While We're Home

TRANSPORT GROUP’S WEEKLY COLUMN SERIES

While We’re Home is a weekly newsletter series of essays reflecting on Transport Group’s 20-year history from our leadership, alumni artists, and friends.  Filled with humorous insight, personal growth, creative struggles and successes, we hope these columns will stand as a testament to the joys found in the process of collaboration through our 20-year catalogue. Check back each week for a new installment.  

Introducing while we’re home: extended cut

We are celebrating twenty years of producing theater with a new video series, “While We’re Home: Extended Cut,” based on our weekly essays written by our actors, writers, designers and other collaborators.

A new video installment featuring a different essay each month, the series will continue over the next year.


NEW! July 2021 features director Kevin Paley.  You can read Kevin’s essay in full, “Trusting the Unknown,” here.

June 2021 features actor David Lee Huynh.  You can read David’s essay in full, “The First Time I spoke Vietnamese On Stage,” here.  Click here to view the video.

May 2021’s installment features John Cariani and his essay, “Inge and the Search for Opportunity.”  Click here to view the video.

July 30

A Creator’s Debut

by Hannah Corneau
Actor Hannah Corneau reflects on a moment of full artistic expression.

One of the most cherished photographs I have of myself performing was a photo taken that evening while singing Carmel Dean’s incredible musical interpretation of Millay’s poem “The Bean-Stalk.”  The joy radiating from my face is palpable.
 
I was free to take up space as a creator.
 
I often refer back to that photo as validation that I was exactly where I belonged.
 
Choosing to play Elphaba in Wicked brought me to epic lighting design, trap doors, intricate dresses, large staircases, and the magic of flight.
 
The stage was bigger, yet I felt smaller.

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