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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.  

JULY 10

EVERY DAY A NEW WAY

BY THERESA FLANAGAN

We may all be experiencing a moment of trauma together, but our abilities to move through it are individual. In the musical, the character of Des can’t bring herself to move beyond her apartment and the park in her neighborhood, while her husband has returned to teaching and struggles to understand why she is so stuck. 

At the start of this pandemic, I felt extreme anxiety about the virus itself, about how our country was responding to it, and about the temporary loss of theater.  Des assesses her state as “Better than yesterday, better than last week, you should give me gold stars”; my daily goal has been to answer likewise.