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“Washington’s leading fantasists” – Washington Post

“[Rorschach] enchants us like a dream and kicks like a nightmare.” Washington City Paper

“Good storytelling is a sort of fearless magic act, in which events move too quickly to tolerate objection… And this is the way the Rorschach troupe tell this story: with such assurance and commitment that the impossible seems true.”   – DC Theater Scene

 

Jenny McConnell Frederick and Randy Baker Artistic Directors

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 is a company that has received significant acclaim for its fierce performance style, its bold use of theatrical space and its dedication to challenging works that are at once relevant and timeless.  The company’s work has focused on helping to reveal the contemporary relevance of fable, finding magic in rough spaces, connecting timeless works to a contemporary audience.

Rorschach Theatre has produced more than three dozen plays seen by more than 50,000 people in Washington area. They have been nominated for over a dozen Helen Hayes Awards, received numerous awards and grants from the DC Commission for the Arts and Humanities, won a Mary Goldwater award in 2006 and had many Rorschach artists win Mary Goldwater awards for their work with the company. The company’s work has garnered the attention of The New York Times, The Washington Post, American Theatre Magazine and National Public Radio, as well as countless local publications. The company has become, “proof that limited resources do not stymie great talents, any more than big budgets can squeeze works of genius from mediocre minds.” (Washington Post)

Rorschach Theatre is a member of the LEAGUE OF WASHINGTON THEATRES, THE CULTURAL ALLIANCE OF GREATER WASHINGTON

Rorschach Theatre participates in CultureCapital: Your Link to the Arts in Metro DC