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VIDEO: Transport Group's WHILE WE'RE HOME: EXTENDED CUT Premieres Today


The series features John Cariani and more!

Transport Group will celebrate twenty years of producing theater with a new video series, "While We're Home: Extended Cut," based on the company's weekly essays written by Transport Group's actors, writers, designers and other collaborators, which began in April 2020. A year-long project, the video series premieres today and will feature monthly installments.

Watch below!

Tony nominee John Cariani whose play cul-de-sac premiered at Transport Group in 2006 and who starred in his play Almost, Maine with the company in 2014 is the first artist featured in the series. He also appeared in Transport Group's productions of William Inge's Picnic and Come Back, Little Sheba in 2017.

"In April 2020, right after the industry paused, we posed a question to our alumni: 'What do you want to write about?'" says Artistic Director Jack Cummings III. "The essay series that resulted, 'While We're Home,' has grown over the last year to include pandemic experiences as well as deep explorations of what theater was before. As we expand the series to video, we are excited to allow artists the opportunity to offer a deeper perspective on their formative experiences with the company and its twenty-year history."

"Transport Group has always been innovative when it comes to the way it creates and produces, so it makes perfect sense that the company would re-imagine what a twenty-year celebration can look like," says Cariani. "I've been fortunate enough to call Transport Group an artistic home and I know many artists like me will be excited to share their stories in this new virtual way."

Transport Group's commitment to new work will continue throughout the run of the video series with the Joanna & Steven Sanders New Works Program. Announced in 2020, the program supports playwrights, librettists, and composers through every step of the process from first draft to final dress, letting each work dictate its tailored course of development through commissions, readings, writers' retreats, demos, and fully staged workshops.

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