Tennessee Williams' concept of the plastic theater: a poetic portrayal of humans and their relationships, bringing a heightened level of awareness to an audience and leading to more introspective thought, allowed him to tap into a universal experience, transforming it for audiences as "truth in the pleasant disguise of illusion." Like allegory, his characters, costumes, sets, and props were symbols, the latter of which he referred to as "nothing but the natural speech of drama . . . the purest language of plays." While working on concepts for my Allegory series, I visited the Williams exhibit at The Morgan Library & Museum, which thus inspired me to rethink part of my approach to allegorical works. I've always had a passion for the theater, whether it was acting, set design, costumes, or even moderate attempts at being a comedic playwright. Thus I am embarking on a journey into the world of the Plastic Theater, finding my own truths, universal ones, and presenting them as illusions.