Sunday, May 21, 2017 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM MST
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Tempe Center Annex, Arizona State University 
951 S. Mill Avenue
Suite 108
Tempe, AZ 85281

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John Borstel 
Liz Lerman, LLC 

Liz Lerman’s Critical Response Process: One-Day Intensive 

Liz Lerman’s Critical Response Process (CRP) is a facilitated structure for giving and getting feedback on artistic works in progress and other human endeavors. Originally devised in 1990, CRP is in broad use by artists, educators, universities, school systems, arts incubators and professional networks throughout North America, Europe, and beyond. Grounded in principles of meaning, inquiry, and dialogue, it is designed to leave the maker eager and motivated to get back to work on the project under consideration, to truly harvest the “progress” in “work in progress.” This introductory workshop explores the values that support useful critique and offers hands-on experience in the four steps and three roles of CRP. Through skill-building in observation, discerning and managing our own responses, and forming powerful questions, we will explore variations on CRP useful in coaching, teaching, collaboration, and creative process.

In supporting the creation of new work, we have found Liz 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 Theater Workshop


Liz Lerman and John Borstel co-authors of Liz Lerman’s Critical Response Process: A method for getting useful feedback on anything you make, from dance to dessert.




A limited number of partial scholarships are available to fulltime students and artists. It is recommended you inquire before May 1 for the best chance at availability. For information, contact John Borstel at john@lizlerman.com.

Registration will close May 19 at 10:00am.

Photos by Alonzo Parra, John Borstel, and Jasmine Wilson