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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.  

To catch up with our video series that expands on a select few essays, featuring John Cariani, David Lee Huynh, Nancy Shayne, David Aron Damane, and more, click here for While We’re Home: Extended Cut.

JANUARY 21

Creative and Breathless

by Scott Rink
In his pandemic life, absent from his art, choreographer Scott Rink reckons with the past 18 months.

One of the most profound experiences I have had as a choreographer was being asked to stage the poem “Renascence.”  Composer Carmel Dean set this epic poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay to the most glorious music.  Transport Group produced a workshop and later a production of the show (also called Renascence) around the writing of this poem.  With a book written by Dick Scanlan and directed by Dick and Jack Cummings III (Transport Group Artistic Director), this was something I had never encountered in my career: something truly epic.

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