Drawing from the inkblot test for which Rorschach Theatre was named, all participating artists will be shown a single, distinctive piece of visual art. Under the aesthetic mentorship of different theatre companies, each team of directors, playwrights and actors will have just one week to create, develop and stage a performance based on that work of art.
One wild challenge. Thirty artist brains. Eight days to solve it.
On Saturday, June 22 this single image explodes into wildly different visions: twelve plays and six films will showcase the aesthetics of some of DC’s best small theaters, including Rorschach Theatre, Theater Alliance, Solas Nua, Longacre Lea, Flying V Theatre, and We Happy Few.
About Rorschach Theatre
Through uncommon uses of environment and intimate passionate performances, Rorschach Theatre seeks to lure its audiences beyond the limits of ordinary theatrical experience so that they may discover new elements of their own humanity.
Rorschach Theatre tells stories that allow for innovative design and visceral performances. The company treats productions as “installations” that surround the audience with the world of a play. The work centers on the intersection of magic or impossible moments and engaging human experiences. Without proselytizing, it provides a complex, intellectual catalyst for self-exploration of challenging subjects.