W-I-P/WORKS IN PROGRESS
W-I-P/Works In Progress serves the artist in process by providing space for full artistic voice without censorship. Our goal is to create, nurture and support artists and informed audiences within a healthy and sustainable artistic community.
W-I-P was the brainchild of Jump-Start Performance Company which regularly utilizes Liz Lerman's Critical Response Process for development of their own theatrical work. Since its beginning W-I-P has been supported and developed by both Jump-Start Performance Company and San Antonio Dance Umbrella.
Liz Lerman's Critical Response Process (CRP) is a feedback system which creates a safe place for artists to talk about their work and process.
W-I-P/Works In Progress has developed a pared-down and audience-friendly version of the CRP method that allows us to provide lab space and performance opportunities to artists. It is also a program that fosters community involvement in the arts and gives artists the ability to build their audience as well as network within the field.
Erica Santiago choreography
dancers: Erica Santiago & Mysti Jace Pride
Photo: Roger Ho
Jordan Fuchs choreography
dancers: Whitney Geldon and Melissa Sanderson
Photo: Jordan Fuchs
What We Do
Wednesdays In Performance
A monthly lab for movement-based artists.
All movement-based artists are welcome to apply. Each artist recieves an honorarium and video of their performance and CRP session.
Films and videos that challenge conventional modes of cinema: video dance
dance for the camera
Doesn't need to be a finished piece (we encourage to present a work in progress).
Utilize the camera as a choreographic & communicative tool.
Length should be between 2-10 minutes.
Christina Ketchum choreography
Guiding young artist to find their own voice through movement.
If you are a youth organization, group, school or individual who is interested in the Youth W-I-P program, let us know!
Contact us at
The best of the season in concert.
Be part of our W-I-P season by signing up as a performer and be eligible to particiate in W-I-P Crème.
Enjoy the best of local, emerging artists in dance, theatre and performance art.
W-I-P/Works In Progress is fiscally sponsored by Fractured Atlas.
You can make a donation and fund W-I-P artists here:
Jump-Start Performance Company, a leader in avant-gaarde and grass roots theatre.
We are proud to have the historical Southwest School of Art as an official sponsor for our Site Specific W-I-P event.
W-I-P/Works In Progress is happy to be a part of Martinez Street Women's Center youth programming by participating in the Girl's Zone program.