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Beware of Brilliance


'Creativity and genius will only take you so far. They might be of little importance. Beware of these gifts if you have them. Beware of these gifts if you see them in those you collaborate with. Look for a sense of humour. Look for conflict-resolution skills, forgiveness, the ability to listen, the ability to place faith in other people's fragmented ideas, a comfortability with failure, a disciplined nature and a love of work.'

(Goat Island : CJ Mitchell, Bryan Saner, Karen Christopher, Mark Jeffery, Matthew Goulish and Lin Hixson. (2002). Letter to a young practitioner. In: Delgado, M. and Svich, C. Theatre in Crisis? Performance manifestos for a new century.. Manchester: Manchester University Press. 240-249.)