Mission & History
Transport Group is a not-for-profit, off-Broadway theatre company in New York City that stages new works and re-imagines revivals by American writers. Our visually progressive productions of emotionally classic stories explore the challenges of relationships and identity in modern America.
Founded in 2001 by Jack Cummings III and Robyn Hussa, Transport Group has produced twenty-three shows comprised of twelve new works and eleven revivals, including twelve plays and eleven musicals. In addition to our mainstage productions, we also produce readings, developmental labs, concerts, and other special events.
Our Town (2002), Requiem for William* (2003), First Lady Suite (2004), The Audience* (2005), Normal* (2005), cul-de-sac* (2006), All the Way Home (2006), The Dark at the Top of the Stairs (2007), Crossing Brooklyn* (2007), Marcy in the Galaxy* (2008), Bury the Dead (2008), Being Audrey* (2009), The Boys in the Band (2010), See Rock City and Other Destinations** (2010), Hello Again (2011), Lysistrata Jones** (2011), The Patsy (2011), Jonas* (2011), Queen of the Mist* (2011), House For Sale* (2012), The Memory Show ** (2013), Almost, Maine (2014), I Remember Mama (2014)
*world premiere **new York premiere
During Transport Group's first eight seasons, the company was in residence at The Connely Theatre, a turn-of-the-century proscenium theatre located in the East Village. Beginning with the 2009 - 2010 season, Transport Group began to explore environmental staging, performing works in non-traditional spaces such as a penthouse apartment, a commercial loft, and a gymnasium. Transport Group found an uptown home in The Duke on 42nd Street where we produced four productions including the acclaimed one-man version of The Patsy starring David Greenspan and the brave original musical The Memory Show by Sara Cooper and Zach Redler. In 2014, Transport Group returned to The Gym at Judson, located in the historical Judson Memorial Church in Greenwich village.
Currently headed by Jack Cummings III (Artistic Director) and Lori Fineman (Executive Director), Transport Group's latest season (2013-2014) began in January with the first New York revival of John Cariani's modern classic, Almost, Maine; the 2006 romantic comedy that explores the magical delicacy of finding and sharing real love. Almost, Maine enjoyed an extended run with packed houses on a snow-laden set, and featured the play's author, Tony Award-nominated actor John Cariani, in the cast. In March of 2014, New York responded with rapturous reviews, sold out performances, and multiple award nomiations for our revival of the John Van Druten classic I Remember Mama. Director Jack Cummings III envisioned John Van Druten's 1944 play with an ensemble cast of ten women in their 70s and 80s, starring Drama Desk nominee Barbara Andres and Oscar & Tony Award Nominee Barbara Barrie.