Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Collaboration

Bloo,

You bringing up Blank Line Collective reminded me of a question I've been pondering for some time now. There seems to be a growing number of artists who are embracing the idea of collaboration in theatre. Many smaller companies nowadays are touting themselves as "collectives" or "ensembles" rather than "companies." Why do you think this is? Seeing as Ignite's full name uses "company," do you even think it really matters?

Wait... that's not my real question. (Although you can answer it if you like.) What I really wanted to ask is this: do you think it's possible to have TRUE collaboration in a theatrical production? I have some thoughts on this, but rather than press them on you, I'll let you answer first.

-Tashina

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