If you work in a group to devise original performance, you need this book! Across the country, dance and theatre professors and teachers of community-based performance require it for their classes. It describes multiple approaches to the creative process, from how to come up with an idea for a performance, to how to create material, to how to organize and structure the material, and how to cut it. It also treats the collaborative process–paying attention to group process, creating group guidelines, communicating peacefully, managing conflict, and giving effective, rigorous peer critical response to work-in-progress.
“i am a free lance Mime and Actor, and want to tell you how much i LOVE your book. i have been creating devised work in recent years, and have gotten such great inspiration and concrete information from your writing.”–Bill Bowers
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