What is CRP?
“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 (CRP)
is a feedback system based on the principle that the best possible outcome from a response session is for the maker to want to go back to work. Embraced by dance-makers, artmakers, educators, scientists, theatre companies, orchestras, science centres, museums and more, it has deepened dialogue between makers and audiences, enhanced learning between teachers and students and proved valuable for all kinds of creative endeavours and collaborative relationships within and beyond the arts.
An example of CRP in practice
In Liz Lerman’s words:
“I’m thrilled that Yorkshire Dance & co have taken the leap to test CRP within a digital platform. It has been so interesting to me to consider what feedback reached me and what didn’t, and why, questions which spurred me to develop CRP and which continue to drive its refinements and variations. I hope that users of Respond_ will experience new pleasures of the Process through this platform.”
Liz Lerman, 2014