We asked: Think of the MN theaters with which you have direct knowledge and experience. Where have you seen effective collaboration? This could be for a production, within a department, within the organization, or with another organization. How did it happen and what was its impact? See the Data Works Sheet: Collaboration.
Survey says: It seems that effective collaboration in theaters is possible. It is happening with all sorts of people in all types of theaters. There are things you can do to increase your collaboration quality. It has impact when done well.
Dynamics of Engagement
- Making Meaningful Connections: Characteristics of Arts Groups that Engage New and Diverse Participants by Holly Sidford, Alexis Frasz and Marcelle Hinand for Focus: Arts Engagement Research.
- Shifting from Group to Team by ArtsMidwest for ArtsLab. A powerpoint presentation investigating the differences between groups and teams, and how to identify and enhance collaborative methods. Includes a DIY team activity.
- Team Development Wheel from ArtsLab: a one-pager of the stages of team development from forming, storming, norming, to performing. It rhymes!
- In Whom We Trust V: Theatre Governing Boards in 2013 by Zannie Giraud Voss, Juliana Rogers, Laurie Baskin and Ilana B. Rose for the Theatre Communications Group.
- Process for Rehearsing and Performing Intimate Contact from the Conservatory at DePaul University.
- Interactive Strategies from Nautilus Music-Theater: seven collaborative principles for successful collaboration.
Rights & Ownership:
- Creative Equity: A Practical Approach to the Actor’s Copyright by Sarah Howes for the Mitchell Hamline Law Review. An exploration of the current legal battles fought and not fought by Actor’s Equity Association and non-union actors, and the state of copyrights and royalties for new works.