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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.  

NOVEMBER 20

The Other Side of the Rabbit Hole

BY KRISTA WILLIAMS

Here’s what I do know.  The process of making theatre, and making theatre at Transport Group specifically, made me a more curious person.  Because I could never see how we could get from initial idea to opening night.  That path was completely invisible to me.  And this is what I miss.  I miss how catastrophically bad the initial ideas sound.  I miss diving in anyway.  I miss knowing that talking about that third-grade crush in further detail at this moment is more important than staging scene four.  I miss the collective understanding that this may not work out at all but if it doesn’t, we won’t regret the trying.  I miss the way Jack’s process makes sincere the rhetorical question: What are we even doing?