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Interaction Processes in Production Theatre Organisations


SilviaDr Ranfagni and
Simone Guercini
Università degli Studi di Firenze
Simone Guercini

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The paper was published at the 25th IMP-conference in Marseille, France in 2009.


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  The Italian theatre system is characterized by notable complexity and variety. The ability to maintain this rich tradition clashes with the gradual reduction of public funds and static demand. In this context, theatre managers have to activate, develop and manage relationships with the market that can be represented as a network of actors[1] who contribute in different ways to their artistic and economic objectives. The aim of the paper is to analyse the role of the interaction in productive activities of theatre organizations (producing theatres and companies). More specifically with reference to production organization theatres we propose to a) identify the meaning and the actors of market according to managers operating in producing theatres; b) recognize their interactions and to analyze them as a cumulative and continuous process c) focus on the different interactions and to distinguish for each of them the progressive changes in their structural components (actors, activities and resource) and the outcomes (economic, artistic, social) produced.   [1] In this paper the term 'actors' is to be understood in the economic meaning of 'subjects involved', while the term 'players' will be reserved for the meaning of 'theatre performers'.