You hear the phrase “fragile coalition” bandied about a lot these days, a term referring to everything from the United Nations in the wake of the Iraq mess to the schemers on Survivor. It's also a very apt term for the various parts of this industry.
Theatre is an obvious example. The producer hires a director, who in turn brings together a group of designers. Some have worked together before, some have not. Some like each other, some not. There are discussions, arguments, much