CRP Community Info Session on October 29th, 6:30- 9pm, at the Baltimore Design School! RSVP HERE

Baltimore Design School
1500 Barclay St.
Baltimore, MD 21202

About Critical Response Process (CRP)

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, CRP has been embraced by artmakers, educators, and administrators at theater companies, dance departments, orchestras, museums and more. CRP 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.

Liz has led dozens of Critical Response workshops and intensives on four continents. A few recent examples include intensives at the University of Georgia, to theater practitioners in both Ireland and Scotland, and with the Blue Touch Paper new-works series of the London Sinfonietta. In 2013 she traveled to Australia to teach CRP intensives on both coasts.

CRP in Baltimore

The Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance (GBCA) is excited to be bringing Critical Response Process (CRP) training to Baltimore. As part of GBCA’s professional development services and with support from the William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund and the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation, Ms. Lerman and her colleague and co-author John Borstel will personally conduct all training sessions.

On Wednesday, October 29, Liz Lerman will lead a free, introductory session on Critical Response Process for 75 to 80 participants. Individuals should expect to actively participate in the session and must come prepared to discuss a project or work in progress to explore during the training. (A full schedule may be found below.)

Liz Lerman will provide leadership for six sessions and will be supported by John Borstel for three of these sessions. Facilitators-in-training will begin offering their services to local organizations and artists but will do so in pairs. The pairing process has been found to support the quality of facilitation and engender confidence and further learning on the part of the facilitators. The facilitation service will be offered through the GBCA website, but all agreements will be made between the facilitators and the individual or organization contracting for their service. The facilitator teams may charge a modest fee for their services. Participating organizations and artists will be surveyed on the quality and impact of CRP.


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