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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.  

MAY 22

STALKED BY TENNESSEE WILLIAMS

BY MICHAEL JOHN LACHIUSA

Mr. Williams wasn’t to be messed with, I learned.  The use of music in his plays is exact––never arbitrary, never without reason.  It’s meant to compliment or contrast the spoken poetry his complex characters speak. 

Not only did the playwright listen closely to the inner life of a troubled spinster, or the wounded soul of an alcoholic, but he listened closely to the outside world, the world his characters feel so desperately detached from.