Spoon River

Photo courtesy Eric Le Roux

Fresh off their triumph with Spoon River this fall, UMD students and four staff members, including director Tom Isbell, journied to Paris as part of an exchange program between UMD's School of Fine Arts and the Conservatoire de Lyon.

UMD Department of Theatre

Chris Harwood talks with Tom Isbell, UMD Professor of Theatre, about collaboration in the arts.  What are the dynamics involved negotiating a potential divide between a director's vision and a performer's creativity? When is artistry enhanced by the collaborative process, and when is it diluted?