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The Effects of Collaboration

  • Author(s): Siercks, Stephen
  • Advisor(s): Burrett, Alan
  • et al.
Abstract

The art of collaboration possesses the innate potential to either greatly enhance or fatally wound the production process. By definition, collaboration is the bringing together of ideas from all involved parties to create a cohesive, multidimensional product. Frequently, however, collaboration can hinder the production process by over-communicating, over-analyzing, and the presence of a dominant singular source. It is my goal to support the collaborative process while simultaneously curbing the notion that stellar theatre does not exist without it. Although challenging, collaboration can be achieved through self-motivated work by individual designers who are inevitably able to achieve their own vision while concurrently creating a singular piece of art through collaboration. Collaboration is a ubiquitous, chameleon like art form that when utilized properly can be an imperative tool for designers throughout their creative process.

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