“In supporting the creation of new work, we have found Liz’s Lerman’s Critical Response Process to be the best tool we’ve ever encountered in assisting individual artists at the most vulnerable stages of creation. The Process empowers artists and invests responders with real responsibility as audience members.”
— James C. Nicola, Artistic Director, New York Theatre Workshop
Liz Lerman’s Critical Response Process is a widely-recognized method that nurtures the development of artistic works-in-progress through a four-step, facilitated dialogue between artists, peers, and audiences. In use for over 20 years, the Process has been embraced by artmakers, educators, and administrators at theater companies, dance departments, orchestras, museums and more. The Process has deepened dialogue between artists and audiences; it has enhanced learning between teachers and students. By extension it has proven valuable for all kinds of creative endeavors, work situations, and collaborative relationships within and beyond the arts, from kindergartens to corporations.
TARGETED TRAINING & CONSULTATION
Trained Critical Response practitioners from the Dance Exchange can facilitate workshops in your community, campus, arts center, or business. These workshops offer trainings in the Process and consultation on the use of critique in your institution. Programs can be designed to last a few hours, a few days, or over an extended time period.
CRITICAL RESPONSE PROCESS: THE BOOK
We offer a 62-page book Liz Lerman’s Critical Response Process: A method for getting useful feedback on anything you make, from dance to dessert by Liz Lerman and John Borstel. Clear text, illustrations, charts, and sample dialogues illuminate the principles of the Process.
Want to bring Critical Response Process to your institution? Contact John Borstel at email@example.com. Order your copy of Critical Response Process on Amazon.com. International and bulk orders, contact Susan Goode at firstname.lastname@example.org.