Writing in Collaborative Theatre-Making explores the role of the writer and the text in collaborative practice through the work of contemporary writers and companies. It arms the reader with practical, theoretical and historical approaches to creating work and negotiating a mutually beneficial process with all the parties involved.
Sarah Sigal deconstructs five models of working, through case studies on Filter Theatre, Frantic Assembly, Kneehigh, Shared Experience, Teatro Vivo and the writers that they have commissioned. The basis of the book comes from her own experiences and interviews with writers and directors such as David Farr, Steven Hoggett, Bryony Lavery, Emma Rice and Polly Teale.
Each chapter contains a series of practical strategies to help readers develop their own practice as writers, performers, directors, dramaturgs and, importantly, collaborators, making this an invaluable resource for anyone interested in working in a collaborative context.