Most artists present their work, and afterwards are deprived of important, meaningful feedback from the audience. The artist wants to ‘do’ something with the work, ‘say’ something or have some sort of impact. How can they know they achieved what they wanted – really?

Liz Lerman’s Critical Response Process (CRP) is an excellent answer to this problem. It is a widely-recognised method that nurtures the development of works in progress through a four step, facilitated dialogue between makers, peers, and audiences. Having good feedback from audiences will increase the quality and richness of Irish-made circus and street art. The artist develops their understanding of how to produce and communicate through their medium. The audience develops relationships with artists and a language of understanding and discussing the work.

In this workshop, Natasha Gore will introduce us in detail to CRP, and we will actually apply it to an act from one of our own ISACS artists: Tea Time Company, so you can see first hand how powerful this really is. This is a must for anyone creating acts / characters / routines, whether you are an established professional, or an aspiring amateur.

Make sure you catch Tea Time Company’s performance at St Johns Church, Ashe St, Tralee as part of the National Circus Festival of Ireland, on 16th November at 9.00pm, if you are planning to participate in this session.

Brought to you by #ISACS Artist Brian O’Connell, in association with the ISACS Network and supported by the Arts Council of Ireland.